3 reasons why the Houston Texans will beat the Indianapolis Colts

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Davis Mills will feast on the practice squad-heavy Colts secondary

Another key factor in Indianapolis choking a lead on Monday night was the fact that their secondary got riddled with holes. By holes, I mean injuries. Some guys were just promoted from the practice squad playing in this game.

Once Xavier Rhodes went down with an injury, and Rock Ya-Sin was ruled out before the game, it forced a handful of backups into the game. The Ravens met no resistance when it came to passing the ball, hence why the comeback actually happened.

Davis Mills had the first 300-yard passing game of his career against the Patriots and the fact that the Houston Texans held a lead for once in a long time is something to build upon and have optimism that maybe Mills has started to turn the rookie corner.

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With another good game plan, passing to set up the run should be the focus this week. The Colts stopped Baltimore’s 43-consecutive game streak of having at least 100 rushing yards for a reason. If Tim Kelly tries to run into that brick wall, not much is going to be gained unless the Texans are continuing their aerial attack.

This strategy will allow for a lot more time spent on the field, slowly wearing down the Colts defense. Let’s see how the Texans will attack on Sunday.