The Colts play their first divisional matchup of the year, and it’s against the weakest team in the division. Here is how the Texans stack up against them.
Houston was a sexy preseason pick for a lot of people to make the playoffs. They thought Deshaun Watson was going to continue doing what he did last year before he got hurt. That has not been the case so far in the 2018 season.
Watson looked lost in the first game of the season against New England. He has played better in the last two games, but he the team still hasn’t shown the results needed to win games. A lot of that has come down to the Texans’ secondary.
They haven’t done a good job of covering down the field in key spots in the game. They haven’t allowed a ton of passing yards over the course of a game. But they do allow them late in critical moments. Another issue for them has been turnovers.
The Texans have committed five turnovers this season, and have lost the turnover margin in every game except one. That will not get it done in the NFL. The Colts have had the same issue, so whoever can keep the ball to themselves should win the game.
This game comes at the perfect time for the Colts. They are facing a team who is struggling with their identity and needs some help. This is a great opportunity for the Colts to pick up a win in the division. But if they don’t win, this season could spiral out of control.
The Colts should feel confident, especially since this game is at home. Their defense should play well yet again, and if they get help from the offense they should win this game.