Indianapolis Colts (2-2) at Houston Texans (1-3)
NFL Football: Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm (NRG Stadium)
The Line: Houston Texans 0 -- Over/Under: 45 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Texans hope their front seven can wreak havoc on Andrew Luck on Thursday night as the Colts head into Houston in prime time.
The Indianapolis Colts haven't quite had the start to the season that mnany people envisioned and thigns aren't getting much better as the health of Andrew Luck remains in question but nonetheless they head into Houston on Thursday looking to change their fate. Indy has gone 2-0 since dropping back to back games against the Bills and Jets but they haven't exactly looked good doing so as they stumbled their way through a come back on the road against Tennessee and barely squeaked by the Jags in OT last week, though it was Matt Hasselbeck playing and not Luck. Indy is a tough team to figure out as they have the pieces on offense to be world beaters and while their defense was always a question mark it just seems like this group is a bit off right now and until they come out and have a statement victory they will remain in limbo. Luck may not be a go again this week as he continues to battle a shoulder ailment and if he is sidelined again this game could turn into a catastrophe for the Colts.
Houston meanwhile is starting to trend upwards and while they are 1-3 on the season they do have Arian Foster back and his presence alone can change the fortunes of the Texans' season as he is a dynamic running back that is a threat in the passing game as well. The Texans haven't had the same hype surrounding their defense this year as JJ Watt has been relatively quiet but what better place to break out than against one of the game's best passers at home in a divisional game in prime time. Houston hasn't found an answer at quarterback as both Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett have struggled but against a Colts secondary that isn't great and Foster back causing damage I expect a big outing from Deandre Hopkins. Even if Luck does start I think this game will be close and I actually think Houston can get a victory at home against an Indy side that looks like a pretender right now.