Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts: 5 players to watch

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This week’s game between the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts could be a close one.

The Houston Texans shouldn’t have a problem taking care of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, but this is an AFC South game and rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson is now out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Here are five players to keep an eye on this week.

Jacoby Brissett

Colts’ quarterback Jacoby Brissett isn’t Andrew Luck, but he can be a dangerous player that can possibly take advantage of an injury ravaged Texans’ defense.

Brissett has thrown for 1,642 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions with a quarterback rating of 80.9 so far this season.

Tom Savage

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Texans’ quarterback Tom Savage wasn’t terrible in week one, but he can’t evade the rush the way Watson can. That could be a huge problem for Houston’s offense.

The Texans will need to use quick passes in order to move the ball down the field.

Lamarr Houston

Veteran linebacker Lamarr Houston has been getting better every week for the Texans. The more he gets comfortable in their defense, the more dangerous he’ll become.

Keep an eye on Houston, you might see him chasing Brissett around all afternoon.

Jack Doyle

Colts’ tight end Jack Doyle has been getting quite a few targets lately. He has two touchdowns over the course of the past three games. Hopefully the Texans’ linebackers are up for the challenge.

Kevin Johnson

Texans’ cornerback Kevin Johnson has had a rough season. Last week against the Seattle Seahawks he had a hard time not getting beat deep. He’ll likely be covering Colts’ wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who can make some big plays.