Alright, it's Texans v. Colts, round one, taking place at NRG Stadium on Sunday. It's always a fun one and a close one. Let's take a look at some numbers heading into this matchup.
85 - the number of T.Y. Hilton's receptions in 16 career games against the Texans
1,537 - the number of T.Y. Hilton's receiving yards in 16 career games against the Texans
10 - the number of T.Y. Hilton's touchdown receptions in 16 career games against the Texans
Oh, this man loves seeing the Texans on the schedule. However...
3 - the number of T.Y. Hilton's receptions in the last matchup between these two teams in 2019
18 - the number of T.Y. Hilton's receiving yards in the last matchup between these two teams in 2019.
Those numbers were nearly three receptions and 80+ yards off his average and we're hoping THAT trend continues.
17 - the number of Tyrell Adams tackles last week against Detroit, which tied a team record (Jamie Sharper twice in 2003 and Brian Cushing in 2014)
224 - the total number of points the Colts have scored in ten regular season meetings with the Texans since 2015.
212 - the total number of points the Texans have scored in ten regular season meetings with the Colts since 2015.
5 - the number of wins for EACH franchise in the last ten regular season games.
1.2 - the number of points, on average, that separate these two in the last ten regular season games. The Colts averaged 22.4 points per game in the last ten regular season meetings, while the Texans averaged 21.2 points per game in the last ten regular season meetings.
9 - the widest margin for a win in the last ten regular season meetings. In the 2017 finale, one of the least important games in the history of either franchise, the Colts tackled T.J. Yates for a safety to give them a 22-13 win. The other margins over the past five years: three, seven, three, three, six, five, three, six and seven. Furthermore, the two margins in 2014 were seven and five, as well.
12 - J.J. Watt has a dozen sacks in his career against the Indianapolis Colts in 13 career games.
7 - In seven games against the Colts at NRG Stadium, Watt has seven sacks. He also has a fumble recovery for a touchdown and 17 (!!) quarterback hits.
1 - Deshaun Watson has one win as the starting quarterback...
a. Against Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (week 3 in 2019 when Rivers played for LA)
b. At home against the Colts (week 11 Thursday night in 2019)
c. On the road against the Colts (week 4 in 2018)
2 - Receiver Keke Coutee has two touchdowns in his regular season career. Both have been on throws from Deshaun Watson and both have been in the South end zone. In that way, he's the anti-J.J. Watt. The three time Defensive Player of the Year has scored five touchdowns at NRG Stadium and all five have been in the North end zone. That quintet of touchdowns includes a fumble return for a touchdown against the Colts in 2014 on a Thursday night.
3 - Tight end Jordan Akins has three career receiving touchdowns but doesn't have one at NRG Stadium. Here's hoping that changes on Sunday against the Colts.
That's going to do it for this week, everyone! Enjoy the game on Sunday.