Texans vs. Colts: 5 Bold Predictions for Week 6

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After the Houston Texans fell apart at the seams last Sunday against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter, here are “5 Bold Predictions” for Week 6 as the Texans look to get back into the win column by taking on the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

After a crushing defeat, look for the Colts to press against the Houston Texans while trying to correct everything that went wrong last week. The Houston Texans and the Colts both are 1-4 overall entering this Week 6 AFC South showdown, with the Texans currently on a four-game losing streak.

Now for the “5 Bold Predictions” for the Texans on Sunday, with a 1 p.m. ET kickoff with the game airing on CBS.

5: Defensive line shows up!

After an impressive showing to start the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Houston Texans defensive line hasn’t been able to impact the opposing quarterback. With injuries along the offensive line of the Colts, look for defensive coordinator Lovie Smith to send four-plus players to the quarterback early-and-often on Sunday afternoon.

Look for that rush especially when playing a quarterback like Colts quarterback Carson Wentz who when pressured gets happy feet and makes mistakes. To have a chance in winning this game on Sunday the Texans defensive line must get in Wentz’s face and bring him to the ground.

Bold Prediction:

The Houston Texans sack Wentz five times while also forcing one fumble. This is a game where the defense line should cause havoc, especially with the way defensive coordinator Lovie Smith plays in his platoon style, there will always be fresh bodies going full speed downhill.