2. Deon Jackson and Zack Moss vs. Texans' Defensive Line
In a disappointing season opener, Deon Jackson only produced 24 yards of offense on 18 total touches. Adding on to that, Jackson lost two fumbles against the Jaguars in a nightmare opener for the third-year running back. When Jackson came out of the game, 2023 fifth-round draft pick Evan Hull immediately suffered an injury that has now placed him on IR to start the season.
Thankfully for the Colts, veteran running back Zack Moss seems to be trending in the right direction as he heals from a broken forearm suffered in late July during training camp. Moss played in eight games for the Colts last year after acquiring him in a trade that sent Nyheim Hines to Buffalo. The former Utah running back put up 114 yards and a touchdown in the season finale last year against the Texans, and a performance like that would be needed for a victory this weekend.
The Texans allowed 110 rush yards to the Ravens in Week 1 which places them in the bottom half of the league in terms of rushing yards allowed so far this season. The run game was missing for Indianapolis last week, but the return of Zack Moss to the starting role could help Anthony Richardson distribute the workload in the offense.