HOUSTON – For the second straight season, the Colts lone Thursday night contest has taken them to the Lone Star State.
On Wednesday afternoon, less than 72 hours after the Colts overtime victory over the Jaguars, the team boarded a plane for Houston.
Houston and Indianapolis will kickoff at 8:25 p.m. EST on Thursday night, at NRG Stadium.
The Colts will be without starting inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman against the Texans. Freeman (groin injury) was ruled out on Wednesday afternoon.
Along with Freeman, the Colts will have several game-time decisions surrounding some key contributors.
TEXANS GAME NOTES
- For those watching the game Thursday night, tune into CBS 4/NFL Network where Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will have the broadcast for the 8:25 p.m. EST kickoff. Tuning in on radio will take you to 1070 The Fan to hear 'Voice of the Colts' Bob Lamey, Jim Sorgi and Matt Taylor.
- The Colts will be looking for their NFL-record 16th straight divisional win (the NFL record is 15, set by the Miami Dolphins in the 1970s).
- Since 2007, the Colts are 9-0 in Thursday night games. They've won seven of those on the road. This marks the fourth straight year the Colts Thursday night game has been away from home.
- Looking for things to watch on Thursday night? Here are seven things to keep an eye on when the Colts take on the Texans.