Texans vs Colts NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

HOUSTON TEXANS (7-6) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-4)

SERIES

TEXANS COLTS
SERIES LEADER 21-4
STREAKS   Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. O’Brien: 0-1 Pagano: 4-1
LAST WEEK W 27-13 at Jaguars W 25-24 at Browns
LAST GAME 10/9/14: Colts 33 at Texans 28. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck throws for 370 yards & 3 TDs. Colts WR T.Y. Hilton has 9 catches for career-high 223 yards (24.8 avg.) & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/15/13: Colts 25, Texans 3. Indianapolis CB Darius Butler has 2 INTs & DE Cory Redding records safety. Colts RB Trent Richardson totals 102 scrimmage yards & catches TD.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 137 (Hou.), 113 (Ind.). XM: 230 (Ind.).

STATS

PASSING Fitzpatrick: 194-306-2453-17-8-95.9 Luck: 337-544-4305 (1L)-36 (T1L)-13-98.8
RUSHING Foster: 204-1028 (3C)-5.0-8 (T2C) Richardson: 142-475-3.3-3
RECEIVING Hopkins: 64-1090-17.0-6 Hilton: 78-1295 (3L)-16.6-7
OFFENSE 350.2 432.4 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE +12 (1C) -4
DEFENSE 373.0 355.8
SACKS Watt: 14.5 (3L) Walden: 6
INTs Rolle: 3 Adams: 5 (T2L)
PUNTING Lechler: 46.9 McAfee: 47.3 (2C)
KICKING Bullock: 104 (35/35 PAT; 23/28 FG) Vinatieri: 125 (T2L) (44/44 PAT; 27/27 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS: In past 6, QB RYAN FITZPATRICK has 1,397 pass yards with 12 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 107.0 rating. Completed 15 of 23 (65.2 pct.) for 212 yards & 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 109.3 rating in last meeting…Last week, RB ARIAN FOSTER rushed for 127 yards & TD & now has 32 career 100-yard games, surpassing PRIEST HOLMES (31) for most ever by undrafted player. Has 11 TDs in past 7 (7 rush, 4 rec.) & aims for 8th in row with TD. Since 2010, leads AFC in rush yards (5,834) & rush TDs (50)…WR ANDRE JOHNSON (996 rec.) needs 5 catches to surpass HINES WARD (1,000) for No. 9 all-time. Has 13,398 career rec. yards, eclipsing TORRY HOLT (13,382) for No. 12 all-time. For career, averages 6 rec./game, best in history (min. 100 games). In past 7, WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 39 rec. for 724 yards (18.6 avg.) & 3 TDs…DE J.J. WATT is 1st player with 3 off. TDs (3 rec.) & 2 TDs on takeaways (INT, FR) in season since BILL GOLDING in 1948. Since entering NFL in 2011, leads league with 51 sacks, incl. 3 last week vs. Jax…COLTS: Since entering NFL in 2012, QB ANDREW LUCK has 12,501 pass yards, eclipsing PEYTON MANNING (12,287) for most of any SB-era QB in 1st 3 seasons. Has 4-1 career record vs. Hou., passing for 1,198 yards with 12 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 93.2 rating…RB TRENT RICHARDSON (1,988) needs 12 rush yards to reach 2,000 career. Had rush TD in last meeting…In past 10, WR T.Y. HILTON has 62 catches for 1,109 yards with 7 TDs, incl. 6 100-yard games. Aims for 4th in row with TD catch. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 1,295 rec. yards & needs 5 to join WRs MARVIN HARRISON & REGGIE WAYNE as only Colts with 1,300+ yard rec. season. Had career-high 223 yards on 9 catches (24.8 avg.) with TD in last meeting. WR Reggie Wayne has TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. Hou. Rookie WR DONTE MONCRIEF (Round 3, No. 90 overall) aims for 4th in row with 3+ catches…LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads team with 110 tackles & has career-high 4 sacks. S MIKE ADAMS leads team with career-high 5 INTs, incl. 1 vs. Cle. CB JOSH GORDY posted 1st INT of season last week.


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