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Thursday night football thread: Can the Colts take the lead in the AFC South over Houston

It’s a big one tonight in the AFC South

Houston Texans v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Many people, including myself, hoped for the Week 11 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans game to be flexed into primetime. The Texans were outclassed, and after a missed pass interference call on DeAndre Hopkins in the end zone, it was all downhill from there.

Fast forward a few days, and the Texans and Indianapolis Colts face off on Thursday night football. The Texans are 3.5 point favorites, with the total set at 46.5. So Vegas is expecting a score around 24-21 in favor of Houston. If the Colts win, they’d have the upper-hand due to the different tie-breaking scenarios. Needless to say, it’s a big game for both teams.

Marlon Mack won’t play for the Colts, but T.Y. Hilton is active. Speaking of receivers, Hopkins has always had his way with the Colts secondary, and tonight shouldn’t be any different. Rock Ya-Sin won’t play, and Pierre Desir was a coin flip, but he’s active. The last time these two teams played Hopkins went over 100 yards.

If Deshaun Watson doesn’t have time, it won’t matter. He was running for his life against Baltimore, who sacked Watson six times. Justin Houston should have a field day.