The Houston Texans will face the Indianapolis Colts this week in Indianapolis. The game will be a great test for both teams that are both already assured a spot in the AFC playoff picture. Many will be watching as the teams have had some great divisional battles in recent years. The Colts have been a much better home team as well, and would love to prove that they belong in the playoffs as much as the next team. Both teams have obviously enjoyed much success this season, but have done it in different ways.
The Colts have battled despite news that their coach Chuck Pagano was in a more crucial battle with Leukemia. This week, he comes back to the Colts sidelines at Lucas Oil Stadium, however, and the team would like nothing more then to win it for him. They have won with their offense all year, which has won some tight games and have provided many late winning drives. Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck is certainly the real deal and looks to be a staple in the NFL playoffs for years to come.
Houston has gotten more wins thanks to their string defense that is anchored by Pro-Bowler J.J Watt. Watt is still looking to break an NFL record in this game as he hones in on the Sack record Michael Strahan got years ago. The team certainly still has plenty of big names on offense as well, and will be sending an underrated quarterback Matt Schaub to the Pro Bowl as well. Needless to say, this is a must see potential playoff match-up that will surely have a playoff atmosphere.