After a tough loss versus the Eagles, despite showing plenty of heart and fight, the Colts face perhaps their easiest opponent against the 0-3 Texans. Still, the Texans always provide a tough matchup.
Le’Raven Clark (OT) Vs. Jadeveon Clowney (OLB)
With Castonzo out for yet another week, Clark will once again start. After performing pretty well during the first weeks, Clark faces his toughest test yet against pro-bowler Jadeveon Clowney. A guy with the level and skills of Clowney will get past by Clark. The key here will be containing the impact that Clowney inevitably will have.
Quenton Nelson (OG) Vs. J.J. Watt (DE)
Yet another offensive lineman matchup. Rookie guard Quenton Nelson faces one of the best lineman in NFL history. This matchup will surely provide some “Welcome to the NFL” moments for Nelson. But perhaps he can showcase what he is made of and pancake Watt a few times.
Margus Hunt (DE) Vs. Jeff Allen (OG)
Hunt is having himself a late breakout season at age 31. He currently is third in sacks and first in tackles for loss in the NFL. He will face one of the weakest guards in the entire league. If the Colts are to win against Houston, Hunt will have to continue to perform as he has thus far.
Andrew Luck (QB) Vs. His Shoulder
Luck’s shoulder injury is no joke, everyone knows that. The consequences of it seem to have reached as far as this season. Even though Luck claims he is perfectly fine, the truth is that his throwing motion is not the same, which results in some misses in deep passes. Perhaps it is simply rust, but this problem is surely something to keep an eye out for.