Texans at Colts: Staff predictions

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Dec 13, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) walks onto the field before a game against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Texans 27-6. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Ethan Lington, Staff Writer

Game: Houston Texans (6-7) at Indianapolis Colts (6-7)

Prediction: Houston will get back on track against a reeling Colts team that has lost its identity without Andrew Luck. I predicted in the preseason that Houston would lose at home in their first matchup, and then win for the first time in franchise history on this trip to Indy. My prediction may just come true.

Nobody can cover DeAndre Hopkins, and the last time T.J. Yates started for Houston, Hopkins burned “Revis Island” for over 100 yards and 2 scores including a nasty 61 yard bomb. They have a chemistry that Hoyer seemed to lack with Hopkins, and I’m excited to see where it takes this team on Sunday.

Indianapolis has no hope of getting points on the board against a defense that has been near the top since week 8, and I expect the trend to continue.

Houston wins big, and makes a defining statement in the AFC South race.

Final score: Houston Texans 35, Indianapolis Colts, 10

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