The Colts play their most important game of the season on Sunday when they take on the Texans. Can they get it done?
The Colts play at home against the Houston Texans on Sunday. It will be the biggest game of the year so far because it will be for first place in the division. Both teams will be coming in off of wins against the Chiefs and both are riding high.
Houston’s offense has looked deadly the last couple of week, putting up 84 points in the last two games. Deshaun Watson has been killing it and throwing the ball very well. Their offensive line has played better too, as they have been allowing less sacks.
But the Colts defense should be the healthiest it’s been all season long. They will have both Darius Leonard and Clayton Geathers back, and possibly Malik Hooker too. Those are all starters who make a big different when they are out there, especially Leonard and Hooker.
The key for the Colts will be their running game. If they can run it well, that will take pressure off of Jacoby Brissett, who won’t be throwing the ball deep. He has had some issues completing deep passes, and the Texans are good at pass rush scenarios as well.
Expect the Colts to try to get in Watson’s face as much as possible as well. Justin Houston should be able to get some QB hits in and make Watson a little skittish. That might be the only way slow him down based on the way he’s playing recently.
It will be a big game on Sunday. Expect it to be close the whole time with both teams playing hard.