NFL Capsule: Colts at Texans

NFL Capsule: Colts at Texans
December 13, 2012, 2:00 pm
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INDIANAPOLIS (9-4) At HOUSTON (11-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 8

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 8-5; Houston 8-5

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 17-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 10; Texans No. 4

LAST MEETING - Colts beat Texans 19-16, Dec. 22, 2011

LAST WEEK - Colts beat Titans 27-23; Houston lost to Patriots 42-14

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (22), PASS (8)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (19), PASS (20)

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (8), PASS (10)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (3), PASS (19)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans can clinch second straight AFC South title with win. ... Colts can secure playoff berth and remain in hunt to win division with win. ... Texans have won last two meetings in Houston. ... Win by Colts would make them second team in NFL history to win at least 10 games year after losing 14 or more. ... Houston has won nine of past 11 against AFC South teams. ... Colts have three-game winning streak and have won eight of last nine. ... Teams play again in regular-season finale Dec. 30. ... Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is from Houston. He needs 260 yards to break Cam Newton's NFL record for yards passing by a rookie of 4,051. ... Houston DE J.J. Watt leads AFC and has most sacks in single season in franchise history with 16 1/2. ... Indianapolis WR Reggie Wayne needs six receptions to become fourth player in NFL history with four 100-catch seasons. ... Luck's nine wins are most by rookie quarterback drafted first overall since 1966. ... Houston RB Arian Foster needs 52 yards to reach 1,200 yards rushing for third straight season. ... Colts rookie RB Vick Ballard had career-high 94 yards rushing last week. ... Colts LB Dwight Freeney has 15 1/2 sacks against Houston, most he has against any team. ... Houston WR Andre Johnson 135 yards receiving away from reaching 11,000 for career. ... Indianapolis DE Cory Redding needs one solo tackle to reach 300 for his career. ... Houston rookie LB Whitney Mercilus has six sacks which is tied for most among AFC rookies. ... Houston LB Connor Barwin needs two sacks to reach 20 for career.

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Texans - Team News
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice. Arian Foster's caddie is in no danger of missing Week 9.
Oct 30 3:41PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session. Johnson was never in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Eagles. With six teams on bye for Week 9, Johnson is a WR1.
Oct 30 3:40PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (knee) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session. The Texans are just managing their superstar back's reps. With DeMarco Murray facing the Cardinals' elite run defense, there's a case to be made for Foster as Week 9's No. 1...
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Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Blue got first-team reps with Arian Foster (knee) not practicing. The Texans also held out Andre Johnson (ankle) on Wednesday.
Oct 29 5:15PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. The Texans are limiting Johnson's reps for rest purposes. He didn't suffer any setbacks last week and should be fine for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Oct 29 3:43PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (knee) did not practice Wednesday. It's a new injury for Foster. Coming off his three-touchdown performance, it's possible the Texans are getting him some rest. Foster will be a top-three running back in Week...
Oct 29 3:18PM Read More
Zac Diles - LB
Texans signed LB Zac Diles. CB Elbert Mack was waived in a corresponding roster move. Diles' addition is a sign the Texans aren't expecting Brian Cushing (knee) back for Week 9.
Oct 28 4:04PM Read More
Garrett Graham - TE
Garrett Graham was held without a catch in the Texans' Week 8 win over Tennessee. Graham was targeted just one time on the day, a seam shot from Ryan Fitzpatrick that predictably fell incomplete. Graham has been a very minor part of the offense, making...
Oct 26 4:53PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson caught seven passes for 55 yards in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Johnson saw a team-high dozen targets. He was followed by Titans top CB Jason McCourty for much of the afternoon, leaving DeAndre Hopkins to work on sophomore Blidi...
Oct 26 4:44PM Read More
DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins caught five passes for 95 yards in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Hopkins was targeted 11 times compared to 12 for Andre Johnson. Hopkins picked up chunk yards on all of his grabs, and was stopped at the five-yard line on one grab where...
Oct 26 4:24PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue rushed for 42 yards on 14 carries in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Blue added a 22-yard catch. With the Texans clobbering the Titans late and Arian Foster having already piled up 173 yards and three touchdowns, Blue got plenty of run late...
Oct 26 4:11PM Read More
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed just 19-of-35 passes for 227 yards, one touchdown, and zero... Fitzpatrick was pretty bad for most of the day, begging to be picked off, but the Texans rode Arian Foster's legs to victory. Fitzpatrick's lone touchdown went to Foster on...
Oct 26 3:45PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in the Texans' 30-16, Week 8... Foster managed just 36 yards on his first 10 carries, but broke a 34-yard touchdown and had no trouble finding holes in the Tennessee defense from there on. Foster caught a...
Oct 26 3:21PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is active for Week 8 against the Titans. Clowney will play on a "pitch count," likely in pass-rushing and third-down situations. Good luck with Clowney and J.J. Watt, Zach Mettenberger. Inactive for the...
Oct 26 10:34AM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is likely to play against the Titans, but will be on a... "I thought what he did what he had to do this week," coach Bill O’Brien said. "I think he’s got a good shot to play on Sunday." Clowney has been...
Oct 25 9:13AM Read More

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