The Colts are out for revenge in this game as the Texans beat them 34-24 earlier this year in Houston. The Colts are a different team at home as they play some D there. The Colts are 2-0 at home this year as they have outscored the competition 57-23. The Texans are a good road team as they are 2-0 away from home outscoring the opponents 61-51. Here is a look at the matchups in this game:
When the Colts have the ball: The Colts have a ton of injuries heading into this game as Joseph Addai, Dallas Clark and Austin Collie will not be playing on Monday Night. That means the Colts are going to be depending on guys like Mike Hart, Donald Brown, Jacob Tamme, Anthony Gonzalez and Blair White. Somehow though all things become possible with Peyton Manning. Don’t forget he still has Pierre Garcon & Reggie Wayne and the Texans are giving up 306.2 yards passing per game.
When the Texans have the ball: The Colts better go all out to stop RB Arian Foster or the Texans are going to beat them again. All he did in the first meeting was rush for 231 yards and 3 TDs. The Texans aren’t just a running team by any means as Matt Schaub has developed into one of the best QBs in the NFL. He has a lot of serious weapons in the passing game like Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter, Owen Daniels and Jacoby Jones.
PREDICTION: TEXANS 34, COLTS 30