Texans vs. Colts: Pregame talk with Horseshoe Heroes

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Oct 8, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) in action against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Toro Times has a discussion with Horseshoe Heroes before Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts square off for the AFC South lead

The best thing about being a part of the FanSided network is being able to speak to experts on every team around the league. We do this again with our friend Evan Rellaer from the Indianapolis Colts page, Horseshoe Heroes.

We ask Evan about his feelings as the Colts are hosting the Houston Texans as each team looks to gain sole possession of first place in the AFC South.

RG: The Colts have struggled mightily the past two weeks by surrendering 96 points while managing just 26. Do you see them being able to turn this around or has their defense broken beyond repair?

ER: Two weeks ago, it was Ben Roethlisberger and all his weapons picking the team apart. There is a reason everyone is hailing the Steelers and all their dangerous weapons. They even hung 30 on the Seahawks at home. They are going to dump points on any opponent going forward.

As for the Jaguars, I’d love to say too many defensive injuries (three starters out, more hurt during the game) played a big role, but there is no excuse for that. Blake Bortles played about the worst game you will ever see from an offense that put up 38 points (two more touchdowns were on a fumble return and punt return). The Jags have a lot of young talent, but that was a complete collapse by the Colts.

The Colts rarely quit, but they sometimes come completely unglued and we saw that last Sunday. It is one thing to lose to the Steelers, another to the Jags. I have no idea if this defense can be competitive going forward.

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