Texans, Colts ready for high-stakes game in AFC South


Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Colts by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 5-6-1, Indianapolis 6-5-1

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 23-6

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Colts 26-23, OT, Oct. 16

LAST WEEK - Texans lost to Packers 21-13; Colts beat Jets 41-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 19, Colts No. 17





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Winner will have inside track to AFC South title. ... Texans have lost three straight. ... Houston won in Indy for first time in 14 tries last season; victory wound up deciding division title. ... Texans are 3-0 vs. AFC South but have never swept Colts. ... Houston's eight-game winning streak against division foes is tied with Kansas City for longest active streak. ... Texans' defense has allowed 68.8 yards rushing per game since Week 8. ... RB Lamar Miller needs 97 yards rushing for second 1,000-yard season. ... LB Brian Cushing needs four tackles to pass DeMeco Ryans (636) as franchise's career tackles leader. ... LB Whitney Mercilus has 17 1/2 sacks in last 23 games. .... De Jadeveon Clowney missed last week with elbow and wrist injuries. ... WR DeAndre Hopkins needs three catches for 300 in career. ... P Shane Lechler has played in 234 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL, and will pass Peyton Manning for career games played (266) with next appearance. ... WR Will Fuller's next 100-yard game will tie Andre Johnson for most ever by Texans rookie. ... Colts have won three of last four to move into three-way tie for division lead. ... Indy had three interceptions in win Monday night, doubling season total. ... Next win will make K Adam Vinatieri third NFL player with 200 regular-season wins (George Blanda, 209; Gary Anderson, 201) on resume. ... Vinatieri needs one point to extend NFL record to 19 100-point seasons and set franchise record with nine such seasons. .... RB Frank Gore needs 43 yards from scrimmage to pass WR Terrell Owens (16,185) for No. 11 on NFL's career list. ... QB Andrew Luck's next 300-yard game will put him in tie with John Unitas (26) for second most in Colts' history. ... WR T.Y. Hilton needs five receptions to pass Edgerrin James (356) for No. 7 on franchise's all-time list and one TD catch to break tie with Roger Carr (29) for No. 10 on franchise's career list. ... Fantasy Tip: Since returning from injury, WR Donte Moncrief has played key role in Colts' turnaround. He has 21 catches in last five games and has scored TD in each game. One more TD catch Sunday would put him in tie for second-longest streak in franchise history, behind Hall of Famer Raymond Berry (seven).


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