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Colts will attempt to win their 23rd playoff game against Texans

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Indianapolis Colts face the Houston Texans on Saturday afternoon. The two teams will clash on ESPN at 4:35 pm from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

The Colts bring a 10-6 record into the game. They are 4-4 on the road this season.

Indianapolis has won four straight games.

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills
Marlon Mack scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills (Getty Images)

The Texans are 11-5. They are 6-2 this season at home.

Houston is on a one-game win streak.

The Colts have a 22-23 playoff record all-time. This is their first playoff appearance since losing in the Conference Finals after the 2014 season.

The Texans have a 3-4 playoff record all-time. This is their first playoff appearance since losing in the Divisional Round after the 2016 season.

According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the Colts have a 52% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. Their expert poll also gives Houston a 52% chance to win this game.

Each team split the series in 2018. The Colts won the last meeting in a 24-21 win on September 9th, 2018.

The Texans defeated the Colts, 37-34, on September 30th.

“We knew that to be able to come out on the winning end of that game was a big thing for us, but that’s a long time ago,” Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said. “The teams have evolved over time, so it’s a new ballgame now.”

In the past 10 meetings, the Colts has had a 6-4 advantage.

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has gone 430 of 639 for 4,593 yards. He had 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

Marlon Mack leads the Colts backs with 195 carries for 908 yards and nine touchdowns. T.Y. Hilton leads the Colts receivers with 76 receptions for 1,270 yards and six touchdowns.

According to their injury report, one player is already out for the game. Defensive end Tyquan Lewis is the player out.

Defensive End Jabaal Sheard, Wide Receivers Dontrelle Inman and Zach Pascal, and Safety J.J. Wilcox are listed as questionable.

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has gone 345 of 505 for 4,165 yards. He also had 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Lamar Miller leads the Texans backs with 210 carries for 973 yards and five touchdowns. DeAndre Hopkins leads the Texans receivers with 115 receptions for 1,572 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The Texans injury report has two players as questionable. Wide Receiver Keke Coutee and Buddy Howell are the players that are questionable.


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