Colts vs Texans: Q&A with Toro Times

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Dec 6, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Houston Texans running back Jonathan Grimes (41) runs the ball in for a touchdown during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Buffalo beats Houston 30 to 21. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

3. What do you believe needs to happen for the Texans to get their first ever win in Indianapolis? Is there a player on either side of the ball who needs to step up?

"The Texans need to create pressure on the Colts quarterback while also controlling the clock on offense. If they can get their running game going, I would suggest a heavy dose of Jonathan Grimes who has been effective, that could go a long way towards getting their first win in Indy. On defense, Clowney needs to continue his streak of good performances that he has had late, especially with J.J. Watt having a broken hand."

My take:

This is definitely a game where the Texans defense has to lead the team to victory. I doubt their offense will be able to move the ball 80 yards consistently. The Colts defense has a tendency to bounce back after a bad loss, especially when they face a terrible offense.

The Texans clearly have a mental block when it comes to playing in Indy. Sure most of their history they’ve been a bad team, but they couldn’t even win in Indy in 2011 when Dan Orlovsky was quarterbacking the Colts to the first pick in the draft.

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