After flying high following the first win in Pittsburgh in 40 years, Colts fans now get to focus our fandom on the Texans, a team who we all have said is much, much better than their 3-6 record indicates. For the past four weeks, Indy has ventured to Green Bay and Tennessee, played New England at The Lube, and gone to Pittsburgh. Now, they are home to Houston, but that does not make it any easier than the previous 4 weeks. The Texans are still a very tough football team. They started 0-4, thanks in part to the Colts, a hurricane, and Sage Rosenfels doing an impression of a human helicopter. But after that 0-4 start, they won 3 in a row and (at one point) had the same record as the Colts. They have since lost two straight, including a very tough one to the Vikings.
Now, the Texans come to Lucas Oil looking for payback, and I cannot blame them. Anyone who thinks this game will be a cakewalk or a blowout is completely f*%&ing insane. The Texans offense is very explosive. Remember, Rosenfels dominated the Colts defense for 55 minutes of the last game. Their defense has one of the best d-lines in all of football. This will be a tough, hard fought, rugged game on par with the last two the Colts have played.
As always, Tim and his crew at Battle Red Blog are seeing red when they see our Colts in their cross hairs. Permit me to be sappy and sentimental for a second: Tim is one of my favorite SB Nation bloggers. I strongly recommend you check out his stuff as often as possible. I enjoyed his Questions About The Texans? FanPost earlier this week, and I'm sure you did to.
Here is to a good, clean game between two very good football teams. Go Colts!