Texans vs. Colts: Pregame talk with Horseshoe Heroes

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Dec 13, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates (6) throws during the second half against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

RG: Offensively the Texans can be up and down, and with Hoyer being out, what do you expect with T.J. Yates under center?

ER: Hoyer will indeed be out, and I don’t expect much from Yates. He’s played 17 games in his career and has really bad numbers. This feels like the kind of game where it will look like the defenses are playing great, but in reality the offenses are just terrible.

RG: DeAndre Hopkins was pretty quiet against the Patriots, is there anyone on the Colts that can slow him down like that?

ER: Vontae Davis might be able to, but he’d be the only one. We’ve seen Greg Toler get roasted by Hopkins before (the Hail Mary at the end of the half in the last meeting is a prime example) and Toler is a bad corner. Davis has dealt with minor injuries this season but I’d expect the Colts to double Hopkins all afternoon regardless.

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