Regular Season Week 16
Indianapolis Colts (1-13)
Houston Texans (10-4)
8:20 p.m. (EST), Thursday, December 22, 2011, Lucas Oil Stadium
The Indianapolis Colts will host its final home contest of the 2011 season when the Houston Texans visit Lucas Oil Stadium on NFL Network's Thursday Night Football. Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. The teams will meet for the second occasion this season as Houston spoiled the Colts' season opener with a 34-7 victory at Reliant Stadium. Indianapolis holds a 16-3 alltime series record over their AFC South Division foe and have claimed a victory in seven of the last nine contests dating back to 2007. The Colts also carry a perfect 9-0 mark against the Texans at home heading into Thursday's game.
Indianapolis won its first game of the season by a 27-13 margin over the Houston Texans in Week 15 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Running back Donald Brown posted a career day with 161 rushing yards and an 80-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Cornerback Jacob Lacey contributed with an interception return for a touchdown while Pat Angerer totaled one interception and one forced fumble. Houston fell to the Carolina Panthers last Sunday, 28-13, as running back Arian Foster contributed with 109 rushing yards and one touchdown in the loss.
Indianapolis will take to the road for its final contest of the 2011 season when the team travels to EverBank Field to battle the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17.
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