• Colts continue to make a run at the playoffs.
  • Colts rushing attack will rack up a ton of yards against the Texans
  • Houston will lose this game as the Colts offense pushes the total to over 45.5.

The 2-9 Houston Texans are set to host the 6-6 Indianapolis Colts on Sunday for a matchup of AFC South teams. This has been a terrific rivalry over the years, but there is a pretty clear gap between the teams this time around.

Indianapolis is trying to track down the Tennessee Titans atop the AFC South Division, and this is a must-win game. The Colts had won three straight before suffering a Week 12 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Houston has gone just 1-4 in their last five games, and it has been a pretty miserable season for the Texans. This team was not expected to make the playoffs in 2021, but they are one of the worst in the NFL.

Colts vs Texans Matchup at a Glance

Colts Preview: Taylor Tearing Up Defenses

If the Colts are going to make the playoffs this season then it will be on the shoulders of running back Jonathan Taylor. Taylor has racked up 1205 yards and 14 touchdowns this season, and he could be in for a monster game on Sunday.

Quarterback Carson Wentz has also played well of late, throwing 21 touchdowns to just five interceptions on the year. The Colts are giving up more than 23 points per game, but that defense has the ability to simply take over a game.

Texans Preview: Houston Having Trouble Scoring

Rookie quarterback Davis Mills has thrown eight interceptions for the Texans, and they always seem to come at the worst times. Mills does have a bright future in the NFL, but Houston is scoring less than 15 points per game.

The lack of offense has also affected the Texans on the defensive side of the ball as they are giving up nearly 27 points per game. Houston has gotten better on defense over the last few weeks, but they are going to be in for a long afternoon on Sunday.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This NFL Game

The Houston Texans have been giving some teams problems of late, but they are just no match for the Indianapolis Colts. Houston hasn’t been scoring points this season, and they are facing a defense that can shut a team down.

Houston is also allowing over 135 rushing yards per game, and Jonathan Taylor should rack up plenty of yards in this one. The Colts still need to take better care of the ball, but that won’t come into play on Sunday.

This is a game that the Colts simply have to win, and they will have this one wrapped up by the 4th quarter. Indianapolis goes on the road and gets a convincing victory.

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