Houston Texans: 3 Things to watch for against the Colts
1. Can the Texans’ offense keep up?
Last season, the Colts decimated Houston to a total point differentiation of 62-3. The Texans can’t let this happen again, and the new look defense in Lovie Smith’s system will have to show out to stop a dominating run game and much improved passing game.
If the Texans can keep up with the team that dropped 62 points against them last season, that would be a significant victory for the team.
Houston quarterback Davis Mills looks to have improved from all things we have heard from training camp and what we have seen from many videos and performances in the preseason.
Brandin Cooks will continue to perform great, but many eyes are on second-year 6’4″ monster Nico Collins, who dominated all preseason and training camp. If Collins makes the huge jump Texans fans expect, the end zone may be a consistent target for Collins.
The star of NFL preseason was non-other than fourth round selection from Florida, Dameon Pierce. The fourth rounder has already shown that he should have been drafted much earlier than where he was selected.
Granted, it was only preseason, but Pierce might become a star. Even fantasy football players are doing all they can to select him in their fantasy football drafts. Pierce dominated both outings with 86 yards on 11 preseason carries, and his 7.8-yard average was the highest among running backs with at least 10 carries.
If the Texans’ offense can keep up with the Colts, fans’ expectations for this season will skyrocket.