INDIANAPOLIS – HOUSTON (2-11) at INDIANAPOLIS (8-5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Colts by 6½.
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Houston 2-11, Indianapolis 6-6-1
SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 19-4
LAST MEETING — Colts beat Texans 27-24 on Nov. 3
LAST WEEK — Texans lost to Jaguars 27-20; Colts lost to Bengals 42-28
AP PRO32 RANKING — Texans No. 32, Colts No. 10
TEXANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (16), PASS (11)
TEXANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (21), PASS (2)
COLTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (22), PASS (18)
COLTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (29), PASS (18)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Wade Phillips returns to interim role for first time since Gary Kubiak was fired. ... Texans have lost 11 straight overall, are 0-11 all-time in Indy and have lost last two in series. ... Houston's last six losses have come by combined 28 points. ... Since 2008, Andre Johnson is averaging 7.8 catches and 116.1 yards per game in December. He needs eight receptions to pass Torry Holt (920) for No. 14 in NFL history. ... J.J. Watt needs 0.5 sacks to become second Texans' player with back-to-back double-digit sacks seasons (Mario Williams, 2007-08). ... Colts will induct Hall of Fame running backs Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk into Ring of Honor. ... Indy has gone 28 consecutive games without back-to-back losses. ... Colts are 15-1 since 2008 when facing division foes second time in season. LB Robert Mathis leads NFL with 15½ sacks. He needs one to surpass Dwight Freeney (16 in 2004) for single-season club record and one to tie Freeney's career franchise record (107½). ... WR T.Y. Hilton had seven catches for 121 yards and three TDs vs. Houston in November. ... Andrew Luck needs 382 yards passing to surpass Peyton Manning (7,874) for second-most yards passing in first two NFL seasons. Luck needs one win to tie Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan for fourth-most win (20) in first two seasons. ... Adam Vinatieri needs 12 points to pass Jason Elam (1,983) for No. 6 on NFL's career scoring list. ... Colts are tied for fewest turnovers (13) in league and tied for second in league with fewest penalties (57), too.
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