2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
7-4, 1st in AFC South
Hopkins: Everyone knows Clemson has been the best for 4-5 years (0:33)
6h
Watson: Offense took advantage of man coverage on receivers (0:21)
7h
O'Brien: Texans had next play mentality vs. Colts (0:26)
7h
Hopkins gives not one, but two TD balls to his family (0:42)
8h

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

With the 20-17 victory on Thursday night, the Texans now have a 74% chance to win the AFC South. That number would have fallen to 20% with a loss to the Colts. They now have three extra days to prepare for the New England Patriots.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans ILB Dylan Cole is QUESTIONABLE to return with a calf injury.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

At halftime, the Texans and Colts are tied at 10. The Houston offense struggled for most of the first half, but Deshaun Watson found a wide-open DeAndre Hopkins in the end zone on the Texans' final drive of the half. Hopkins has now caught a touchdown in each of his last five games against the Colts, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Hopkins was wide open on the 35-yard touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson with 1:53 left in the first half. Watson has completed 10 of 15 passes for 116 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson has completed 7 of 9 passes for 61 yards in the first quarter, but Houston has failed to score in the opening quarter again. The Texans have still only scored 23 points in the first quarter this season.

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12hMike Wells

WRs Hilton, Fuller active for Colts-Texans on TNF

Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton, who missed the past three games with a calf injury, and Texans receiver Will Fuller V (hamstring) are both active for Thursday night's game.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Will Fuller is active for the Texans' Thursday night game against the Colts. He has been out since he left Houston's Week 7 game in Indianapolis with a hamstring injury. WR Keke Coutee and CB Bradley Roby (hamstring) are inactive. Other inactives: S Justin Reid (concussion/shoulder), S Mike Adams (concussion), CB Lonnie Johnson (ankle), ILB Tyrell Adams and T Chris Clark.

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22hNFL Betting Insiders

Best bets for Colts-Texans

Our experts run through the bets they like for Thursday's matchup between AFC South rivals Indianapolis and Houston with first place on the line.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

When J.J. Watt has not been on the field, the Texans have recorded a pass rush win rate of 29%. That would rank 31st in the NFL, only ahead of the Lions. (ESPN metric, NFL Next Gen Stats data)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Double team rate as an edge rusher (x) by pass rush win rate as an edge rusher (y). Robert Quinn, Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney, DeMarcus Lawrence and Za'Darius Smith stand out for their ability to consistently win despite being double-teamed frequently. Pass rush win rate is the rate at which a defender beats his pass blocker within 2.5 seconds of the snap. It is an ESPN metric that uses NFL Next Gen Stats data.

Team Stats

Passing Yards244.713th
Rushing Yards136.95th
Points For24.112th
Points Against22.6