Colts vs. Texans week 14: Game predictions
The Colts play the Texans this week in an extremely critical game. Will this be the game that ends the Colts season? Or will they rise to the occasion and keep their playoff hopes alive?
The Colts should be fired up for this week. They want to get the bad taste out of their mouth from last week in Jacksonville. They were shut out and looked like a really bad team. But now their backs are against the wall. They need a win in the worst way.
Based on how both teams are playing, it should be a really good game. Both teams have been playing well as of late. The Colts have won 5 of their last 6, and Houston has won 9 in a row. It should be some good football.
With that being said, it should also be a close game. The Colts have moved the ball on Houston in the past. They had a 10 point second half lead in their first matchup this season. Houston can move it too. So both teams should put up a decent amount of points.
The problem is that Houston has been much more consistent on defense than the Colts have. Indy will have a really good game like they did last week, but then allow the Dolphins to score 24 on them. Houston doesn’t have inconsistent weeks like that.
Game prediction: Colts 24 Texans 27
Ultimately, this game is in Houston. That home field advantage is enough to give Houston the win. Andrew Luck should put up a bunch of yards on Houston, but it won’t be enough in the end. The Colts defense will struggle containing Deshaun Watson.
If this result holds, that in all likelihood puts an end to the Colts’ playoff hopes. If they want to change that, they have to play solid on both sides of the ball for 60 minutes.