INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (6-4) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (6-4)
Week 12 of the NFL’s 100th season kicks off on Thursday, November 21 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime) as the Indianapolis Colts travel to Houston to take on the Texans with the AFC South division lead on the line. Thursday’s game marks the 36th regular-season meeting between the two clubs, with the Colts holding the all-time series advantage, 27-8. Indianapolis has won the past two matchups, including a 30-23 win over Houston in Week 7. The Colts enter Thursday night coming off a home victory in Week 11, while the Texans have won their past two at home.
Indianapolis rushed for a season-high 264 yards and three touchdowns en route to a 33-13 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday, giving the Colts a 3-0 record against the AFC South in 2019. In Week 7, quarterback JACOBY BRISSETT passed for 326 yards and four touchdowns for a career-high 126.7 passer rating in a win over the Texans. In four career starts against Houston, Brissett is 4-0 with eight touchdowns (seven passing, one rushing) and zero interceptions for a 107.2 passer rating. Wide receiver T.Y. HILTON has 933 receiving yards (133.3 per game) and seven touchdown receptions in seven career games at Houston and aims for his third consecutive game at NRG Stadium with at least 175 receiving yards. Defensive end JUSTIN HOUSTON had a sack in Week 11, his eighth sack of the season, tied for the fourth-most in the AFC. Houston now has a sack in six consecutive games – the longest active streak in the NFL.
Entering Thursday, Houston quarterback DESHAUN WATSON has 705 passing yards (352.5 per game) with eight touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 143.6 passer rating in his past two home starts. In six career primetime starts, the third-year quarterback has 16 touchdown passes and two interceptions for a 121.0 passer rating. Last week, wide receiver DEANDRE HOPKINS had a team-high seven catches, including his 600th career reception. At 27 years and 164 days old, Hopkins became the second-youngest player (LARRY FITZGERALD) to reach 600 career receptions in NFL history. In his past four matchups against Indianapolis, Hopkins has 397 receiving yards (99.3 per game) and four touchdown receptions. Houston tight end DARREN FELLS has a career-high six receiving touchdowns in 2019 – tied for the league lead among tight ends – and will look for his third consecutive game with two receiving touchdowns at NRG Stadium.
Adding to television availability, several streaming options will be available to fans. FOX Thursday Night Football games will be available to stream on Amazon via Prime Video and Twitch in addition to NFL, FOX and FOX Deportes digital properties across devices.* During the season, fans can learn all of the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF.
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