The crowd will be live, the energy will be electric and the now one-win Colts are have got it rolling again. Well, the last part isn’t so true, but the Colts will be looking forward to keeping the momentum gained from the Titans game. The Texans, on the other hand, will be looking to get some momentum back from the unexplainable loss last week.
Last weekend, Colts QB Dan Orlovsky, made his first start since playing for the 0-16 Detroit Lions team a few years back. He wasn’t spectacular, but what he did do was manage the game. He made some throws when he needed to, but his main goal was to just keep his team in the game with smart decisions and key throws. In this game, Orlovsky has to do more, but he’s going to have to get some help from his running game. Joseph Addai, Donald Brown and crew must show up and take some pressure off him. Expect the Texans defense to show multiple looks at the Colt offense. The mixups of defenses will certainly give the Colts some things to think about offensively. A key matchup will be the Colts offensive line vs the Texans defensive line.
Rookie QB T.J. Yates has been a revelation for the Texans. He has done better than most thought he would as the third starting QB for Houston this season.. Yates has had an innate ability to make great plays in pressure situations. Well, this week, the Texans and their mentality will be tested. Will the Texans come out with no energy and no desire to be there Sunday? Or do we get the same scratch and claw mentality that they have had all year? Other than that question, I expect Texans RB Arian Foster to have his way with the Colts defense. Despite what we saw from the Colts defensively last week, don’t expect the Colts to stop Foster.
The Colts will come out fired up. But what happens when that energy wears off? I think we will see the same old Colts we’ve been watching this year. With that, expect the Colts to not be able to move the ball. The thing is, the Texans may have problems moving the ball if last weekend was an indication. This game should be nip-and-tuck for a little bit, but in the end, the Texans will win this game.
Prediction: Houston 27, Indianapolis 16