Watch NFL Thursday Night Football Live Streaming Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans Live Online Week 6 Thursday Night match will be kick off at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, Thursday 09 October 2014 online, Time 20:25 ET and its broadcast cbs,espn,Fox,NFL Network Online.
The Indianapolis Colts will try to win their fourth straight game following an 0-2 start when they visit the Houston Texans in an AFC South matchup on Thursday Night Football. The Colts have won the last three meetings with the Texans both straight up and against the spread while the Texans have failed to cover their past three home games against divisional opponents.
Why the Colts can cover the spread:
Indy is finally back on track and playing like the team everybody expected heading into this season. The Colts have covered the spread in four of their first five games but more importantly won their past three to pull into a tie atop the AFC South with Houston.
A lot of that has to do with quarterback Andrew Luck, who leads the NFL in passing yards with 1,617 and touchdowns with 14. Indianapolis has played well on the road against AFC South foes recently, going 6-1 ATS in their last seven games. The Colts are also 7-1 ATS in their past eight overall as road favorites.
Why the Texans can cover the spread:
The Texans have dropped two of their last three games after starting 2-0, but they have still managed to cover the spread in four of five this season. Last week’s 20-17 road loss to the Dallas Cowboys in overtime is the perfect example of how this Houston team has played this year.
The Texans still have one of the best defenses in the NFL and held the Cowboys in check for most of the game, staying within striking distance until the very end. The only problem they have is they are limited offensively, although Houston running back Arian Foster busted out with his best game of the season with 157 yards and two touchdowns at Dallas.
Though Arian Foster and the Houston Texans might dislike playing on Thursdays, they can’t complain about the opportunity that awaits them this week.
The Texans can take over sole possession of the AFC South lead by avoiding a fourth consecutive defeat to a visiting Indianapolis Colts team that’s seeking a 10th straight Thursday victory.
A day after topping 100 rushing yards for the third time this season with 157 and two touchdowns in Sunday’s 20-17 overtime loss at Dallas, Foster voiced his displeasure with playing Thursday night, games in which Houston is 1-3 all-time.
“It’s annoying for players,’ said Foster, second in the NFL with 101.0 rushing yards per game. ‘I don’t know one player that likes it. I really don’t know a fan that likes it, either. I think it’s just the league’s way of trying to generate more revenue.
“Nobody is ready to play physically after a Sunday game. But you’ve got to go out there and do it.”
Despite his disdain for the concept, Foster has averaged 5.3 yards per carry while rushing for 343 and four touchdowns in three Thursday games – most recently Thanksgiving Day at Detroit in 2012.
Foster and the Texans might loathe the quick turnaround, but they should be eager for this matchup between a pair of 3-2 teams that share the South lead.