Tonight is an extremely critical game for both teams. The winner of this game is in the driver’s seat for the AFC South. There are three critical matchups that will decide the game.
The Colts and Texans face off tonight in a big time game for both teams. The winner has a much bigger chance of winning the division, although the Colts would be in better shape if they lost than the Texans would be. But this is one of the best Thursday night games of this season.
Injuries won’t play as big of a part in this game as it could of been. The Colts only have four ruled out of this game and have four that are game-time decisions. There are plenty of players coming back as well, including Pierre Desir which is good because they need someone to follow DeAndre Hopkins around.
T.Y. Hilton is one of those game-time decisions. If he plays, it changes the entire complexion of this game. Hilton has done a great job against Houston in his career, especially when the game is at NRG stadium. If he plays, the Colts get a large boost.
But even if he doesn’t, there are three matchups that are critical for this game. If the Colts win these matchups, they’ll take a commanding lead in the division. If they don’t, they will have some work to do at the end of the season to make the playoffs.
The first matchup has to do with the ground game and sticking with it the whole game.