The Houston Texans are on a four-game losing streak, but the Colts are a beatable team.
The Houston Texans’ only win so far this season was against a divisional opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars. This also applies to their next matchup against the Carson Wentz-led Indianapolis Colts squad.
Both teams march in with a 1-4 record and this game could be critical if either of these two teams wants a shot at a wildcard spot for the playoffs. They’re both tied for second place in the division, and that would be a three-way tie if Jacksonville could ever win a game this year (it’s not looking too good for that to happen).
The Texans and Colts also share the fact that they had very similar games this past week. Both teams led 22-9 and ended up losing. Both teams had their respective quarterbacks, Davis Mills and Carson Wentz played their best games of the season.
The parallels that run in this matchup are evident on both sides. Dare I say that these two teams are almost the same, with the only exception is that the Colts definitely have a better rushing defense and defensive leader with Darius Leonard?
Both teams have their struggles, but the Texans’ recent resurgence should provide hope and faith that they can steal a win from the Colts, who lead the all-time series with a 30-9 record over the Texans.
These three reasons will be why the Texans will move to sole possession of second place in the AFC South by late Sunday afternoon.