Two 6-4 teams face off against one another on Thursday Night Football when the Indianapolis Colts travel to take on the Houston Texans.
After back to back losses to Pittsburg and Miami, the Colts went on a rampage last week defeating Jacksonvile 33-13. Meanwhile the Texans were manhandled by a Baltimore squad featuring an MVP candidate in Lamar Jackson by a score of 41-7.
Jacoby Brissett will be in action again tonight. Trust into the starters role with the retirement of Andrew Luck, Brissett has responded with a 15:4 touchdown to interception ratio and had he not been injured during those two losses the Colts could very well be 8-2.
A week ago the Texans could not get out of their way and even early on looked overmatched by the Ravens. With a secondary beset by injuries the Texans defense is going to struggle to lower the 390 yards of offense they have allowed per game. Justin Reed and Lonnie Johnson remain out but the Texans expect to have Tashaun Gipson and Bradley Roby on the field.
The Colts will look to keep DeAndre Hopkins in check. Hopkins is averaging 9.9 yards per catch which is a significant drop from the 13.6 yards per game throughout his career. A week ago Hopkins caught seven passes for 80 yards. When these two teams met in October the Colts allowed nine catches for 106 yards and a touchdown including a long of 21 and seven first downs. Hopkins has just seven first downs over the Texans last two games.
FOX has coverage of the game between the Colts and Texans beginning at 8:20 pm ET at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Texans are a 3.5 point favorite against the Colts. The over/under for this contest is 46 total points.