Colts-Texans Round 1 Preview

Posted: October 30, 2013 by amschoettle in Uncategorized

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This is why it is so difficult at the start of the season to look at the schedule and try to determine how many wins an NFL team may get. Who would have thought that seven games into the season the Texans would be 2-5, be starting Case Keenum, and in full out free fall mode? Not this guy!

This game was even circled by NBC to be aired on Sunday Night Football because surely the stakes would be high between these two AFC contenders. Well, the stakes aren’t all that high, and don’t call me Shirley!

Admittedly, I have been brutal at picking outcomes for Colt’s games this year. Is 1-6 good, even on a college stats class curve? No! Still, I have a bad feeling about this game. The Colts are searching for an answer to fill the void left be Reggie Wayne. It looks like it will be done by committee and Griff Whalen. Whalen is a less concussed, slower, and less talented Austin Collie. I doubt he will be able to contribute much if he couldn’t even beat out David Reed for an active roster spot.

Also, I don’t know how J.J. Watt will be blocked. Every game I am waiting for Andrew Luck to stay down after taking a shot to his ample chicklets. Please don’t fail us now Jeff Linkenbach.

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The Colts in a season and a half have gone from an afterthought to legitimate. Being the hunted comes with it added pressure and the best effort from your opponent. The Texans are certainly more desperate than the Colts. I see the Texans winning 31-13 in a turnover plagued outing where the Colts will still be searching for a playmaker on offense. I hope I’m wrong.

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