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Video: Colts Travel to Tampa to Battle the 5-7 Buccaneers in Week 14

The Colts suffered a bad loss to the Titans last week to damper their playoff hopes, and this week they look to rebound as they travel to Tampa to play the 5-7 Buccaneers.

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Colts Coach Frank Reich Hopeful T.Y. Hilton Can Return Still in 2019

Speaking at his Monday press conference, Colts head coach Frank Reich said he is “hopeful” wide receiver T.Y. Hilton can return this season according to Mike Chappell of FOX59/CBS4 Sports.

Not exactly an optimistic statement for a team that is fighting to win the AFC South. Hilton suffered a setback with his calf injury at practice last week and was unable to suit up for Sunday’s loss to the Titans.

Reich also wouldn’t commit to Parris Campbell (hand) suiting up in Week 14. The team’s passing offense is struggling mightily without its best player, with only Zach Pascal and tight end Jack Doyle proving to be reliable targets for QB Jacoby Brissett.

Colts Fall at Home in Key AFC South Battle to Titans 31-17

The Colts lost a huge AFC South battle Sunday to the Titans 31-17, dropping them behind the Titans in the AFC South at 6-6.

Here’s the highlights.

NFL Week 13 Inactives: Titans at Colts

Here are today’s inactives for the Titans and Colts key AFC South battle.

Titans

DE Matt Dickerson
LB Reggie Gilbert
C Hroniss Grasu
OG Kevin Pamphile
LB Derick Roberson
WR Tajae Sharpe
CB LeShaun Sims

Colts

WR Parris Campbell
OT Le’Raven Clark
DT Trevon Coley
WR T.Y. Hilton
QB Chad Kelly
RB Marlon Mack
CB Quincy Wilson

Video: Colts Look to Rebound at Home Against the Titans in Week 13

The Colts have had a lot of time to think about their loss to the Texans a week ago Thursday, and now they take on a hot Titans team at home in week 13.

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NFL Week 12 Thursday Night Inactives – Colts vs Texans

Here are inactives for tonight’s Thursday night AFC South showdown between the Colts and Texans in Houston.

Colts Inactives:

RB Marlon Mack Hand
CB Shakial Taylor Ankle
S Khari Willis Concussion
WR Parris Campbell Hand
CB Rock Ya-Sin Ankle
DT Trevon Coley
QB Chad Kelly

Texans Inactives:

S Mike Adams Concussion
CB Lonnie Johnson Ankle
S Justin Reid Concussion/shoulder
CB Bradley Roby Hamstring
WR Keke Coutee
OT Chris Clark
ILB Tyrell Adams

Video: Colts to Battle the Texans in AFC South Thursday Night Showdown

It’s a huge Thursday night AFC South showdown as the Colts and Texans do battle in Houston. Both teams come in at 6-4 tied for the top spot in the division.

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While WR Hilton Feels Ready, the Decision for Him to Play is Up to Reich and Ballard

T.Y. Hilton feels good enough to play against the Texans on Thursday, Joel Erickson of the Indianapolis Star reports.

The rest is up to the Colts doctors and trainers, and ultimately, to the team’s most important decision-makers, Frank Reich and Chris Ballard.

Hilton has spent three weeks on the sidelines after suffering a calf injury in practice the week of the Pittsburgh game, the longest streak of games he’s had to sit out in his career.

“If I check all the boxes,” Hilton said when asked if he’ll play Thursday, “me, how I feel; the doctors, trainers; and then Frank and Chris have their say.”

Hilton, who has been remarkably durable in his NFL career — up until this season, he’d never missed more than two games in any year — thought the injury was much worse in the moments after he suffered the calf injury during practice prior to the game against Pittsburgh.

“Freak accident,” Hilton said. “Just running, like I normally do, I just ran a route, and it just got me. I thought my season was over. It just scared me.”

Report: Colts RB Marlon Mack Fractures Had in Win Over Jaguars

The Colts got a huge AFC South win over the Jaguars on Sunday, but may have lost one of their big playmakers on offense in the process.

ESPN reports that running back Marlon Mack suffered a fractured hand in the 33-13 win, and will “undergo more tests to determine whether he needs surgery and how long he will be out, but he will not play Thursday night against the Texans, per the source.”

The loss is a big one for the Colts and Mack, who was having a huge game when he went down against the Jags, rushing for 109 yards, including four runs of at least 10 yards before the injury.

Jonathan Williams stepped in as the Colts lead back when Mack left the game, and will likely start against the Houston Texans on Thursday night in another key AFC South battle.