Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans AFC Wild Card Round: Game Preview

The Houston Texans host the Indianapolis Colts for the AFC Wildcard Game this Saturday.
Photo Credit Angel Rick Leal

By Angel Rick Leal

Game Info
Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans
Saturday – January 5 – 3:35 p.m.
TV: ESPN, ABC-13/KTRK 
NRG Stadium – Houston, Texas

Records Before Game
Indianapolis Colts  (10-6, 4-4 Away)
Houston Texans (11-5, 6-2 Home)

For the third time this football season the Houston Texans will face the Indianapolis Colts on January 5th at 3:35 p.m. however this time it is in a Wild Card Playoff game. The Houston Texans clinched the AFC South title on Sunday with a 20-3 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Colts advanced to the sixth seed by defeating the Tennessee Titans on Sunday night 33-17 earning their first playoff spot in four years. Andrew Luck went 24 of 35 passing for 285 yards and three touchdowns with one interception against the Titans. Colts Running Back Marlon Mack rushed for 119 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown while Luck’s leading receiver on the night was Dontrelle Inman with 5 receptions, 77 yards and a touchdown.  

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson finished the day against the Jacksonville Jaguars passing for 234 yards and rushed for 13 times for 66 yards and a rushing touchdown. Watson is the first NFL QB to pass for 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns, while rushing for 500 yards and 5 TDs in a season.

The AFC South Rivals split the season series with the Texans 37-34 overtime victory in Week 4 and the Colts taking the Week 14 match up in a 24-21 win.  

Game Prediction
This game will more than likely come down to who wants it the most. Both teams match up well and they have to play near perfect with zero to no mistakes in order to have a chance to continue on and go deep in the playoffs in the NFL to get to the Super Bowl.

Final Score
Houston Texans – 35
Indianapolis Colts – 28