NFL Capsule: Texans at Colts

NFL Capsule: Texans at Colts
December 27, 2012, 1:36 pm
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HOUSTON (12-3) At INDIANAPOLIS (10-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 5 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 9-6; Indianapolis 8-6-1

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 17-4

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 7; Colts No. 10

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Colts 29-17, Dec. 16

LAST WEEK - Texans lost to Vikings 23-6; Colts beat Chiefs 20-13

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (7), PASS (15)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (7), PASS (16)

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (22), PASS (7)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (30), PASS (19)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans can clinch first-round bye and AFC's top seed for first time with win or losses by Denver and New England. ... Houston has won three of last five in series but has never won two straight vs. Colts, never swept season series and is 0-10 in Indianapolis. ... Texans can extend franchise record for wins to 13 with win. ... DE J.J. Watt needs 2 1/2 sacks to tie Michael Strahan's NFL single-season record (22 1/2). Watt had three vs. Indy in AFC South title-clinching win two weeks ago. ... WR Andre Johnson needs 43 yards receiving for third season with 1,500 yards, making him one of three NFL players to achieve feat three times or more (Jerry Rice, 4; Marvin Harrison, 3). Also can become second NFL player, joining Harrison, with three seasons of 1,500 yards and 100 receptions. ... RB Arian Foster needs two TDs rushing to match own team record (16) and two scores overall to tie his club single-season mark for TDs scored in season (18). ... K Shayne Graham needs eight points to break Texans' single-season mark for scoring (Neil Rackers, 135 points, 2011). ... Chuck Pagano expected to return to sideline for first time since Week 3 loss to Jacksonville after spending 12 weeks battling leukemia. ... Colts 6-1 at home and locked into No. 5 seed in AFC playoffs. ... Win would complete nine-game improvement, second-best in NFL history. ... QB Andrew Luck needs two completions to pass Peyton Manning (326) for second-most in NFL and 30 to break Sam Bradford's rookie record. Can pass Charlie Connerly for third most TD passes by rookie (22) with two Sunday. ... Could be final home game for DE/OLB Dwight Freeney, franchise's career lead with 106 1/2 sacks whose contract expires after season. ... WR Reggie Wayne needs 185 yards receiving for second 1,500-yard season of career.

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