Houston Texans fighting for AFC South supremacy in Week 7
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans (4-2) will face the Indianapolis Colts (3-2) in an AFC South divisional matchup in Week 7 of the NFL regular season.
The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts are different teams than the ones that faced each other in the wild card round of the 2018 playoffs. Andrew Luck shocked the Colts and the NFL when he decided to call it a career after being one of the better quarterbacks since entering as the number one overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Colts’ overall performance in the wild card is a nightmare for Texans to remember as the Colts only scored 21 points but controlled the tempo on both sides of the ball for the majority of the game.
Texans are entering as a different defense with a new secondary except for returning defensive backs Johnathan Joseph, Justin Reid, and A.J. Moore. The front seven will also be without former 2014 first overall pick, Jadeveon Clowney. The former South Carolina standout went to the Seattle Seahawks before the start of the season via trade and had been one of the critical contributors since arriving in Houston.
Colts will have still have to worry about Whitney Mercilus, who is thriving in Clowney’s departure. Mercilus has five sacks, four forced fumbles, four tackles for loss, and an interception through the first six games of the regular season.
Houston’s offense will be in a better predicament in this matchup with an upgraded offensive line that has allowed no sacks through the last two games and a healthy group of receivers they didn’t have in their previous showdown.
This Week 6 game will not only determine the best team in the AFC South but end up deciding who goes to this upcoming playoffs with tiebreakers on the line.