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By now most of you know that Dwight Freeney did not travel with the team to Houston. This means that a BIG part of Indy's pass rush is missing. For a number of years, former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Larry Coyer was able to generate pass rush with utter garbage playing on his d-line. Today, Coyer is the Colts defensive coordinator, and he will need to dial up some blitzes if he is to pressure the Texans and their potent passing attack.
Also out for the game is Keyunta Dawson, leaving only Robert Mathis, Raheem Brock, and Josh Thomas as the true defensive ends playing in this game.
Needless to say, this is a big division game that both team need and want badly. This is your open thread for the game. Enjoy. Go Colts!