The Indianapolis Colts face their real first match up of the season in week five against the Houston Texans. Going into this season, the Texans flaws run deeper on offense than the Colts issues on defense. And the Colts now have Andre Johnson on their side. So, it’s likely the Colts will come out on top of this matchup. There’s only so much J.J. Watt can do.
The Texans defensive bench overall is a bit too crowded with good players. J.J. Watt’s superstar defensive power will find a good defensive buddy in DE Jared Crick. Jadeveon Clowney, OLB, was College All-American his sophomore year. He suffered a torn meniscus in his rookie season with the Tezans, but will be up and running for games this fall. He should prove immensely valuable. On the offensive side, Texans running back Arian Foster suffered an injury in training camp . So now the Texans have to scramble. And they’re still struggling with their quarterback position.
Taking the division will be a major stepping stone for the Colts going into this season. How the Colts preform against the Texans will go a long way to determining how far their playoff run will go this season, and if they top the AFC South. Barring injuries, it looks to be a long run. Whichever way the game falls, they’ll be a rematch, this time on home turf at Lucas Oil Stadium, on December 20th.
The Colts play the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 8th at 8:25 p.m. on CBS or NFL Network. Even better, if you want to go see that game live, Indianapolis Colts tickets are available.