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Matt Hasselbeck shows strong support for Colts WR T.Y. Hilton ahead of Texans matchup

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During Matt Hasselbeck’s first year with the Indianapolis Colts, in a short conversation with third-string quarterback Chandler Harnish, Harnish gave T.Y Hilton a new nickname to go with “Ghost.”

That nickname? The Texans killer.

When the Colts play the Houston Texans on the road, Hilton averages nearly 150 yards per game (during his time with the Colts, he’s putting up 133 yards a game) to go along with at least one touchdown. During Indianapolis’ road game against Houston this season, Hilton had another Hilton game, putting up 199 receiving yards.

“I don’t know how T.Y. (Hilton) does it, why he is so effective over there,” Hasselbeck said in an interview with ESPN 1070. ”They know it’s coming, the way he has played down there and you know this is a team that rolls their coverage to the star receiver, ‘You guys can beat us but you’re not beating us with this guy.’ And still T.Y. has found a way to do it. He’s got better numbers at NRG this year than Andre Johnson did back in the day. It really is incredible.”

Even on a injured ankle, the Texans should have all eyes on Hilton, because the audience will.