NFL PREVIEW: HOUSTON TEXANS (4-9) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-4)

WEEK 15 // SUNDAY, DEC. 20, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // LUCAS OIL STADIUM // REFEREE: BILL VINOVICH

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 28-9

STREAKS: Colts have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 12/6/20: Colts 26 at Texans 20

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/20/19: Colts 30, Texans 23

HOUSTON NOTES:

QB DESHAUN WATSON completed 21 of 30 passes (70 pct.) for 219 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 101.9 rating last week. Has 100+ rating & 0 INTs in 3 of past 4. Passed for 341 yards & rushed for TD in Week 13 meeting. Aims for 3rd in row at Ind. with 300+ pass yards. Has 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating in 6 of past 7 vs. division. Has 12 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.5 rating in past 5 on road. • RB DAVID JOHNSON rushed for 44 yards & TD in Week 13 meeting. Has TD in 3 of his past 4. RB DUKE JOHNSON had 79 scrimmage yards (53 rec., 26 rush) last week. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3. RB BUDDY HOWELL rushed for career-high 42 yards last week. • WR BRANDIN COOKS had 5 catches for 65 yards in Week 13 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ind. with 5+ catches & 65+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 5 of his past 6 vs. AFC South. Has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4 on road. WR KEKE COUTEE had TD catch last week. Had 8 catches for career-high 141 yards in Week 13 meeting. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. Ind. WR CHAD HANSEN had career-high 7 catches last week. Had 5 catches for career-high 101 rec. yards in Week 13 meeting. • DE J.J. WATT had sack in Week 13 meeting. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. Ind. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with sack. LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM had 8 tackles, TFL & PD last week. Aims for 6th in row with 8+ tackles. Had 9 tackles in Week 13 meeting. Leads NFL with 126 tackles. LB TYRELL ADAMS had sack in Week 14. Had 12 tackles in Week 13 meeting. Has 12+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. S ERIC MURRAY set career highs in tackles (11) & sacks (2) last week.

INDIANAPOLIS NOTES:

QB PHILIP RIVERS completed 19 of 28 passes (67.9 pct.) for 244 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 118.8 rating last week. Aims for 5th in row with 2+ TD passes. Has 105+ rating in 4 of past 5. Completed 27 of 35 passes (77.1 pct.) for 285 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119.3 rating in Week 13 meeting. Has 18 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 121 rating in 6 career games vs. Hou. • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR (rookie) rushed for career-high 150 yards & 2 TDs last week. Aims for 4th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & 3rd in row with TD. Had 135 scrimmage yards (91 rush, 44 rec.) & TD catch in Week 13 meeting. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 759 rush yards & 3rd with 6 rush TDs. RB NYHEIM HINES had 75 scrimmage yards (58 rush, 17 rec.) last week. Has 95+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 vs division. Rushed for TD in Week 13 meeting. • WR T.Y. HILTON had 5 catches for 86 yards & season-high 2 TDs last week. Aims for 4th in row with 80+ rec. yards & rec. TD. Set season highs in catches (8) & rec. yards (110) & had TD catch in Week 13 meeting. WR ZACH PASCAL had 6 catches for 106 yards & TD in last home meeting. • LB DARIUS LEONARD led team with 11 tackles & had TFL last week. Has PD in 3 of past 4. Has FR in 2 of his past 3 at home. DE JUSTIN HOUSTON had season-high 3 sacks & FF in Week 13 meeting. Has sack in 4 of his past 5 vs. Hou. DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had season-high 2 sacks in Week 13 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Hou. with sack. CB KENNY MOORE had INT & FF last week. Aims for 3rd in row overall & 3rd in row vs. Hou. with INT. S KHARI WILLIS had 50-yard INT-TD in Week 14.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely (field reporter) SIRIUS: 108 (Hou), 134 (Ind) | XM: 384 (Hou), 228 (Ind)