The Houston Texans and Matt Schaub will brace for an Indianapolis Colts team looking for revenge in the first NFL game of November on Monday Night Football. The Houston Texans humiliated the Indianapolis Colts at the beginning of the season and Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts staff is coming off a bye week. Look for Peyton Manning to have a solid game plan for the offense and look for the Colts defense to have an answer for Arian Foster and the Houston Texans run game.
Indianapolis Colts Defense vs Houston Texans Offense
The Indianapolis Colts defense is giving up 137 yards on the ground and the Houston Texans offense is piling up 140 yards per game. Many NFL prognosticators are looking to this game as a statement game for the Indianapolis Colts defense. Up front the Colts defense is one of the best with Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney controlling the pass rush.
The Houston Texans offense is struggling to find itself in the 2010 NFL season. They have an explosive running game led by Arian Foster but the once feared passing game led by Matt Schaub has fallen on hard times this season.
The Houston Texans are missing their former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan more than anyone expected. Schaub has had difficulty finding his favorite receiver Andre Johnson to this point of the season and if he can get him free in this game it could be a track meet. The Indianapolis Colts defense has the edge over the Houston Texans offense.
Houston Texans Defense vs Indianapolis Colts Offense
The Houston Texans defense is giving up more yardage than any team in the NFL. Teams have averaged over 300 yards passing against the weak Houston Texans secondary this season and it has led to their two losses this season. The return of linebacker Brian Cushing has not helped as much as everyone on the team had hoped and the passing defense has remained suspect.
It does not sound fair to pit Peyton Manning and his offense against any defense. The loss of their big
tight end, Dallas Clark has been a major set back for Manning and the Indianapolis Colts offense. The Colts running game has still not averaged over 100 yards a game to this point.
Donald Brown and Joseph Addai have both been hindered by injuries but they are not the only banged up Indianapolis players. Anthony Gonzalez has yet to get on the field again this season but he could make an appearance in this game. The Indianapolis Colts offense has a decided edge over the Houston Texans defense.
Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts -5.5: Pick Against the Spread & Final Outlook
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook posted the Indianapolis Colts as a six and a half point favorite over the Houston Texans and the spread was quickly bet down to five and a half points. The underdogs have been covering overall on the season but both of these teams have identical records against the spread at home for the Colts and away for the Texans. Both are 2-0 against the spread heading into this game. Take the Indianapolis Colts and give the five and a half points. This game will be a blowout.
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