Colts vs Texans: Q&A with Toro Times

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Oct 8, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (8) is pressured by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

6. What is your prediction for Sunday? Who wins and why?

"The Colts have been struggling beyond control on the defensive side, giving up 96 points in the last two games. The sad thing is, the defense was so bad that it hid the fact that their offense has been just as bad, scoring only 26 in the same span. Houston on the other hand was close against Buffalo and stayed within range of New England for the first half. I think both these teams come into this game desperate, but I don’t see Indy recovering from their recent woes on both sides of the ball. The biggest reason I don’t see them turning it around is this defense just has too many holes. I picked Houston to win it by a score of 34-17"

My take:

I have zero faith in the Colts offense. Matt Hasselbeck has played very poorly the last couple weeks, partly due to injuries that aren’t going to get any better this week. Both teams are in desperation mode and while the Texans have never won in Indy, this might be their best chance to do so.

This is likely to be the kind of game that looks like a defensive slugfest, but in reality is just two horrid offenses accomplishing nothing. This is going to be a rough game to watch, especially for Colts fans.