NFL PREVIEW: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (7-4) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (4-7)
WEEK 13 // SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // NRG STADIUM // REFEREE: SCOTT NOVAK
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 27-9
STREAKS: Colts have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 11/21/19: Colts 17 at Texans 20
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/21/19
QB PHILIP RIVERS passed for 295 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs last week. Aims for 4th in row w/ 275+ pass yards & 3rd in row w/ 2+ TD passes. Passed for 318 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 101.5 rating in his last game vs. Hou. (9/22/19 w/ LAC). Has 16 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 121.4 rating in 5 career games vs. Hou. Aims for 3rd in row on road w/ 0 INTs & 105+ rating. QB JACOBY BRISSETT rushed for 2 TDs last week. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3. • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR ranks 5th among rookies with 745 scrimmage yards (518 rush, 227 rec.) this season. RB NYHEIM HINES led team with 95 scrimmage yards (career-high 66 rec., 29 rush) & 8 catches last week. Has 95+ scrimmage yards & 5+ catches in 2 of past 3. Rushed for 51 yards in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 2+ TDs. • WR T.Y. HILTON had 4 catches for season-high 81 yards & 1st TD catch of season last week. Has 5+ catches & 175+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at Hou. Has 408 rec. yards this season & is 1 of 3 in NFL (JULIO JONES & EMMANUEL SANDERS) with 400+ rec. yards in each of past 9 seasons. WR ZACH PASCAL has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 3 of 4 career games vs. Hou. TE TREY BURTON aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. • LB DARIUS LEONARD led team with 14 tackles & had sack & PD last week. Aims for 6th in row with 6+ tackles & 3rd in row with PD. Had FF in last meeting. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Hou. DE JUSTIN HOUSTON has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. Hou. DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had sack in only career game vs. Hou. (12/10/17 with SF). DT TYQUAN LEWIS had 5 tackles, TFL & PD in Week 12. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 2+ TFL.
QB DESHAUN WATSON completed 17 of 25 passes (68 pct.) for 318 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for season-high 150.4 rating last week. Aims for 7th in row with TD pass, 0 INTs & 90+ rating. Passed for 298 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 104.6 rating in last meeting. Has 10 TDs (9 pass 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 114.1 rating in past 4 at home. Has 118.4 rating since Week 3, highest in NFL. • RB DUKE JOHNSON had season-high 80 scrimmage yards (43 rec., 37 rush) & TD catch last week. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. Ind. Has 2,752 rec. yards since 2015, 2nd-most among RBs. RB C.J. PROSISE had 1st TD catch of season last week. • WR BRANDIN COOKS had 5 catches for 85 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 85+ rec. yards. Had 6 catches for 81 yards in only career game vs. Ind. (10/25/15 with NO). Aims for his 6th in row vs. AFC South with TD catch. WR KEKE COUTEE has 14 catches for 134 yards (67 per game) in 2 career games vs. Ind. • DE J.J. WATT had 19-yard INT-TD last week, his 6th-career TD (3 defense, 3 offense). Has 4 PD in past 2. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. Ind. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with sack. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had sack & PD in Week 12. LB TYRELL ADAMS had career highs in tackles (17) & FFs (2) & had PD last week, most tackles by player in single game this season. Aims for 8th in row with 6+ tackles. LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM aims for 4th in row with 9+ tackles. Has 11 games with 7+ tackles in 2020, most in NFL. LB NATE HALL had career-high 2 sacks & 1st-career FF last week. S JUSTIN REID aims for 3rd in row with 8+ tackles & sack.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Sherree Burruss (field reporter) SIRIUS: 106 (Ind), 132 (Hou) | XM: 386 (Ind), 231 (Hou)