Texans vs. Colts: Staff predictions Week 5
By Randy Gurzi
Sep 13, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Andre Johnson (81) is unable to hold on to a pass to him in the end zone during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Colts 27-14. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Texans take on the Indianapolis Colts tonight with a chance to make up some ground in the suddenly mediocre AFC South. The Texans have had a completely sluggish start and have seen their starting quarterback pulled in two of their four contests so far this season.
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After initially tabbing Brian Hoyer as the guy, he lasted a whole 54 minutes of game time before being replaced by Ryan Mallett. The younger quarterback Mallett has kept the job since then, but was pulled in the last game after the Texans fell behind 42-0 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Hoyer put up 21 points after Atlanta pumped the brakes in that game, but it looks as those Mallett will stay under center…for now.
As for the Colts, their quarterback Andrew Luck missed their last game with a shoulder injury and is still questionable, as is his backup Matt Hasselbeck. Third string quarterback Josh Johnson was released, then re-signed this week, so their passing situation is as cloudy as ever.
The real story here is the return of former Texan receiver Andre Johnson, now a member of the Colts. So far Johnson is proving why the team moved on from the aging veteran as he has only seven catches for 51 yards on the year (a terrible 7.3 yard per reception average). Johnson has been held without a catch the past two games.
Will Andre get on track against his former team? Will Mallett stay in the game this time? All the storylines play out tonight, but until then our writers at the Toro Times take their best guess at what the outcome of the game will be.
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