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State of the Texans:
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Week 15 and a matchup against the long-time-anxiety-causing Indianapolis Colts looms. The Colts don’t have the same ability to strike fear in the hearts of Texans these days like they did with Peyton in charge. But the Texans haven’t faced the Andrew Luck-led Colts yet. While not a lot is frightening on paper about the 2012 Colts versus the 2012 Texans, this team has troubling intangibles. They’re young, on the upswing and are winning games it seems on sheer will alone at times. And the Texans are coming off the second ugly beatdown of the season, this one coming from the AFC East champions New England Patriots.
This weekend, the Houston Texans can lock up the AFC South Division with a victory against the Indianapolis Colts although the Colts can clinch a playoff spot with a win against the Texans. There are huge stakes this weekend and since this is the first time the Texans face the 2012, new-look Colts, we have a ton of questions in this edition of Know Your Opponent. We br...
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The Indianapolis Colts enter into their week 14 matchup against the rival Houston Texans with two things no one expected at the start of the season: a winning record, and a chance to win the AFC South title.
Of course, the biggest obstacle in that second pursuit are the Texans themselves. Houston enters this week with an 11-2 record following an embarrassing loss to New England at...
Interim Indianapolis Colts head coach Bruce Arians can relate to his friend Chuck Pagano.
Five years ago, it was Arians who received some bad news from his doctor. He had prostate cancer. He successfully battled it of course, but it really hit home when he received the news from Pagano during the team's bye week.
"He had missed Thursday in the office, so I said, '...
The Colts are headed to the playoffs this season and it's due to their MVP caliber QB, Andrew Luck.
With only three weeks left in the season it's time to teams to step-up and secure a playoff spot or start looking forward to next season.
After a rough couple weeks I'm sitting at 132-76, I need to step it up.
Here's a quick look at this weeks games.
Colts running back Vick Ballard has carried the ball 146 times for 562 yards and one touchdown this season (Credit: AP Photo)
After selecting Vick Ballard out of Mississippi State with their fifth round pick this April, I doubt the Indianapolis Colts expected him to play a pivotal role in the offense. Ballard has taken over as the starting running back and last week ran for 94 yards...
The Indianapolis Colts will be without a pair of offensive
lineman, Samson Satele and Winston Justice, this weekend, while they are
expected to have wide receiver Donnie Avery and tight end Coby Fleener when
they take on the Houston Texans.
Zbikowski, Satele, Conner and Justice will not make the trip. AQ Shipley and Jeff Linkenbach will start on the line.
— Phil Richards ...
A win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday would clinch a second straight AFC South title for the playoff-bound Houston Texans. A loss makes the division race much more interesting.
The Texans look to bounce back from a blowout loss and prevent the surging Colts from securing a playoff berth as these teams meet in Houston for the first of two meetings over the final three weeks...
The Indianapolis Colts have exceeded even the wildest of expectations this season.
The departure of Peyton Manning? A rookie quarterback and a young roster overall, working against a salary cap strapped with dead money? The Colts’ task was daunting entering the season.
And then, three weeks in, the team’s new head coach, Chuck Pagano, was diagnosed with leukemia and would miss...
Indianapolis Colts (9-4) at Houston Texans (11-2)
The Texans were calling last week’s game in New England their biggest game in franchise history and rightfully so. This is a very young franchise that has played just 2 playoff games in its history and going to New England as an 11-1 #1 seed in week 14 on Monday Night Football is almost as big as it gets. The Texans got destroyed...
The Indianapolis Colts will be without two starters on the offensive line Sunday against the Houston Texans. Injured center Samson Satele (ankle) and right tackle Winston Justice (biceps) will not travel with the team to Houston, according to the Indianapolis Star. Center A.Q. Shipley and tackle Jeff Linkenbach will start instead. Running back Delone Carter (ankle), linebacker...
The 11-2 Texans look to rebound from the Monday night debacle by corralling the AFC South second place Colts. The 9-4 Colts are led by Houston native and former number one pick quarterback Andrew Luck as well as the emotional spirit of first year head coach Chuck Pagano, who is still recovering from cancer treatment. Although the sky is falling for some fans outside Reliant Stadium...
The biggest surprise in the Indianapolis Colts’ game against the Houston Texans on Sunday isn’t the fact that they lost. In fact, it was so expected that the shock would have been if they hadn’t lost. No, the biggest surprise has to be how close they were to almost making another miracle comeback in a season that has seen so many already.
Trailing 20-3 after a Pat McAfee’s...
Russell Wilson has quietly been keeping up with both Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III all season with his strong play. On a day when Luck’s Colts lost and Griffin sat out with an injury, Wilson may jump both players as the new leader for the offensive rookie of the year award.
Wilson has four touchdowns through the first half, with one coming through the air and three on the...