The Indianapolis Colts can stand tall and proud and say that they have the best team in the AFC South division, even if it means getting a lot of backfire from Titans fans all over the land. After making the decision to sign former Falcons QB Matt Ryan, to further strengthen an already close to elite offensive core, the Colts have one mission in mind and no room for any meddling around with that, winning their division and making it to the playoffs in a comfortable position, or bust. With their season starting out with a visit to NRG Stadium to play the Houston Texans, the Colts look like one of the heaviest favorites in the league to start out with a win. But until week 1 gets here, let’s look back at the last time these two teams squared up on the gridiron.
During last season’s week 13 round of games, the Indianapolis Colts, led by league rushing leader Jonathan Taylor, took their talents to NRG Stadium, the same field that will once again see the two AFC South rivals collide once again in their 2022 Week 1 matchup, and basically took the Texans to football school with a commanding and blindsiding 31-0 victory.
The Colts showed all sorts of dominance on all lines of the field, with their defense limiting Houston’s offense, led by former rookie QB Davis Mills and then backup QB Tyrod Taylor to only 141 total yards in the game. Yes, 141 on both passing and rushing. On the other hand, Indianapolis’ offense, led by former Colts QB Carson Wentz, now with the Washington Commanders produced a total of 389 total yards on offense, with Jonathan Taylor amounting for 143 rushing yards and two touchdowns to help his team put a world of hurting on the Texans.
As far as the 2022 season goes, if you’re a Colts fan, expect plenty from your team. This is a squad that from anywhere you look at it seems more than poised to make a very strong run for the AFC South divisional title as well as a postseason run that could end up flipping the AFC on its head. If you’re a Texans fan on the other hand, expect a rough and tortuous season, with some strong signs of growth and progression from 2nd year starting QB Davis Mills as well as a whole new era of football led by new HC Lovie Smith. But above all that, expect a loss against the Colts in week 1.
Colts vs Texans Game Information
- Game: Colts vs Texans
- Location: NRG Stadium. Houston, Texas.
- Day/Time: Sunday, September 11th, 1:00 p.m. ET
- Colts vs Texans Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
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