The Indianapolis Colts (3-2) will go for their fourth straight victory of the season when they play the Houston Texans (3-2) on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff at NRG Stadium is set for 8:25 p.m. on CBS and NFL Network.
With both teams holding identical 3-2 records, first place in the AFC South will be at stake on Thursday. The Colts have never lost on NFL Network's Thursday Night Football, posting a 7-0 record dating back to 2007. Six of the seven games have been on the road as well.
The Colts have won the past three games against the Texans and have won nine consecutive contests against AFC South opponents since 2012. On the road, Indianapolis is 8-4 against Houston.
Last week, the Colts claimed their third straight victory of the season after defeating the Baltimore Ravens, 20-13. The offense notched its fourth straight 100-plus rushing yard game and topped 400 net yards for the fourth time this season. The defense held the Ravens to 287 total net yards and 1-of-11 on third down (nine percent). Indianapolis recorded 4.0 sacks, including a career-high 2.0 sacks from outside linebacker Bjoern Werner.
Houston fell to the Dallas Cowboys in overtime last week, 20-17. Running back Arian Foster totaled season highs in rushing yards (157) and rushing touchdowns (two), as he ranks second in the AFC in rushing yards. Defensive end J.J. Watt leads the team with 2.0 sacks and has scored two touchdowns this season, one on offense and one on defense.