The Indianapolis Colts will take the field on Thursday for the second time in five days, as they are playing on Thursday Night Football in Houston against the division rival Texans.
The Colts lead the AFC South with a 2-2 record, and they are on a two game winning streak (both against the division) entering this game. The Colts are tied for the longest winning streak against their division in NFL history, and they will look to break the record on Thursday night by earning their 16th straight victory against the AFC South against a 1-3 Texans team. The Colts hold a 22-4 all-time record against the Texans.
It won't be easy, however, especially since they are taking the road on a short week. The Colts have historically been very good on Thursdays, however, as they are 12-1 since 1996 and have won their last ten Thursday games, with their last loss coming in the season opener of the 2004 season on the road against the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots. The Colts defeated the Texans on the road last year on Thursday Night Football 33-28 after opening up a 24-0 first quarter lead. This week's game will be the eighth time in the last nine Thursday games for the Colts that they will be on the road.
Of course, a big storyline of this game could be injuries. One Colts starter has already been ruled out (inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman), while several other key players are questionable - including starting quarterback Andrew Luck, backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, cornerback Vontae Davis, safety Mike Adams, and defensive lineman Henry Anderson. The big one that we're keeping an eye on is Andrew Luck, as it's still uncertain whether he will play. It's still very much up in the air.
We'll find out that and more on Thursday night, and here's everything you need to know regarding how to watch the game:
8:25 p.m. ET, Thursday, October 8, 2015
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
CBS and NFL Network - Jim Nantz and Phil Simms on the call
WFNI and WLHK in Indianapolis - with Bob Lamey and Jim Sorgi on the call
Westwood One Sports - with Ian Eagle and Tim Ryan on the call
NFL Game Pass (you can listen live and then watch a replay of the game after Sunday)
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