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October 31, 2013

Colts-Texans Capsule

HOUSTON — INDIANAPOLIS (5-2) at HOUSTON (2-5)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE — Pick-em

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Indianapolis 4-3, Houston 1-6

SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 18-4

LAST MEETING — Colts beat Texans 28-16, Dec. 30, 2012

LAST WEEK — Both teams had byes; Colts beat Broncos 39-33 on Oct. 20, Texans lost to Kansas City 17-16 on Oct. 20

AP PRO32 RANKING — Colts No. 5 (tie), Texans No. 29

COLTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (9), PASS (21)

COLTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (29), PASS (13)

TEXANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (10), PASS (13)

TEXANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (28), PASS (1)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Colts have won nine of last 12 in series. ... Houston coach Gary Kubiak is 4-10 in career against Indianapolis. ... Colts QB Andrew Luck went to high school in Houston. ... Luck has thrown four touchdowns and no interceptions in two career games against Texans. ... Indianapolis WR Darrius Heyward-Bey had seven receptions for 99 yards and touchdown in his last game against Houston in 2011 with Oakland. ... Colts LB Robert Mathis has 11 ½ sacks this season and his 15 ½ career sacks against Houston are most against any opponent. ... Houston QB Case Keenum was chosen team's starter this week over healthy Matt Schaub. Keenum had 271 yards passing and touchdown in NFL debut in last game when Schaub was out with injury. ... Houston RB Arian Foster, questionable for Sunday with hamstring injury, has averaged 150.4 yards a game in five meetings with Colts. ... Houston RB Ben Tate has four broken ribs, but expects to play Sunday. ... Texans WR Andre Johnson needs two receptions to reach at least 50 for the 10th season. Johnson has 292 yards receiving combined in his last two games against Indianapolis. ... Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins leads AFC rookies with 416 yards receiving. ... Texans DE J.J. Watt had three sacks last time Indianapolis visited Houston and leads NFL with 25 sacks including 2012. ... Houston S Ed Reed has 61 career interceptions to lead active players, and has four career interceptions against Colts.

 

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