The Houston Texans are heading to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. They're currently holding on to the AFC's third playoff spot as the AFC South champions and some might think that they'll pack it in and wait for the playoffs to start really playing hard again, but that's not the case because a first-round bye is still up for grabs. The Texans face the Colts in Indianapolis Thursday night and even though the Colts got their first win over the Texans in Week 15, they're pretty much outmatched in every way against the Texans.
The Colts, without Peyton Manning, are a hot mess and they're still in prime position to either draft Andrew Luck, or trade that pick away, with a 1-13 record heading into Week 16. Their defense is ranked 28th in the league and their offense is ranked 31st. The Texans won't get caught with their pants down like the Titans did Thursday night. If they do, they'll still go to the playoffs but they'll probably be out of the race for a first-round bye.
Game Time/Date: Thursday, December 22; 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IND
National: NFL Network
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Texans: KILT 610AM, KILT-FM 100.3 FM
Colts: 1070 The Fan (AM 1070), 97.1 Hank FM