STADIUM: NRG Stadium
REFEREE: Carl Cheffers
DATE: Sunday, September 17, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
FOX: Chris Myers, Robert Smith, Jen Hale
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) IND: 133 or 380 HOU: 85 or 225
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: IND leads series, 31-10-1 (won 4 of past 6)
POSTSEASON: IND lead series, 1-0
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 1/8/23: HOU 32 at IND 31
POSTSEASON: 1/5/19 AFC-WC: IND 21 at HOU 7
HEAD COACHES NOTES:
Shane Steichen vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 0-1 (.000) Postseason: 0-0
DeMeco Ryans vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 0-1 (.000) Postseason: 0-0
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS NOTES:
- QB ANTHONY RICHARDSON (rookie) completed 24 of 37 atts. (64.9 pct.) for 223 yards & TD vs. INT & rushed for 40 yards & TD in NFL debut last week, becoming youngest player in SB era (21 years, 111 days) with pass TD & rush TD in same game. Can become 5th rookie QB ever with rush TD in each of 1st 2 career games.
- RB ZACK MOSS can make season debut. Had 70+ scrimmage yards in each of final 4 games of 2022 season with Buf., incl. career-high 121 yards vs. Hou. in Week 18. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Hou. with 60+ rush yards & rush TD.
- RB DEON JACKSON had 110 scrimmage yards (75 rec., 35 rush) with 6 catches in last meeting.
- WR MICHAEL PITTMAN led team with 8 catches for 97 yards & TD last week. Aims for his 4th in row overall & 3rd in row vs. Hou. with rec. TD. Has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. division.
- WR ALEC PIERCE had 42 rec. yards in last meeting.
- TE KYLEN GRANSON tied career high with 4 catches in Week 1. Has 4 catches in 3 of his past 4 vs. division.
- DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had 7 tackles, sack, FF & FR-TD last week, 1 of 3 players in NFL with sack, FF & FR in Week 1. Had 2 TFL in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with TFL.
- DE KWITY PAYE had 2 TFL & sack in Week 1. Had 7 tackles & 2 sacks in last road meeting. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. division.
- LB ZAIRE FRANKLIN led team with career-high 18 tackles & had FF & PD in Week 1, 2nd-most tackles by any player last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with FF. Had 2 TFL, sack & FF in last meeting.
- LB SHAQUILLE LEONARD had 8 tackles & TFL last week. Has FF in 2 of his past 3 vs. Hou.
- S RODNEY THOMAS had INT in last meeting.
- CB TONY BROWN had 1st-career INT in Week 1.
HOUSTON TEXANS NOTES:
- QB C.J. STROUD (rookie) completed 28 of 44 atts. (63.6 pct.) for 242 yards with 0 INTs in NFL debut last week, tied 4th-most completions ever by QB in NFL debut. Can join Kyler Murray as only QBs ever with 25+ completions in each of 1st 2 career games.
- RB DAMEON PIERCE rushed for 38 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 50+ scrimmage yards & TD. Had 50+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his final 5 home games last season.
- RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had 43 scrimmage yards (26 rec., 17 rush) in only career reg. season game vs. Ind. (11/21/21 w/ Buf.).
- WR NICO COLLINS had 6 catches for team-high 80 rec. yards last week, 2nd-career game with 80+ rec. yards. Has 5+ catches in 4 of his past 5. Has 65+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. division.
- WR ROBERT WOODS tied for team lead with 6 catches for 57 yards in Hou. debut last week.
- TE DALTON SCHULTZ has 6+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC South.
- DE JERRY HUGHES had 2 sacks, INT & FF in last home meeting. Had 6 sacks in 8 home games last season.
- DE WILL ANDERSON had 6 tackles & sack in NFL debut last week, 1 of 5 rookies with sack in Week 1.
- DE JONATHAN GREENARD had 5 tackles, 2 TFL & sack last week. Had only career INT in last meeting.
- LB DENZEL PERRYMAN led team with 11 tackles & had TFL last week. Aims for his 4th in row with TFL. Had 7 tackles & FF in his last game vs. Ind. (1/2/22 w/ LV).
- LB CHRISTIAN HARRIS had 6 tackles & sack in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row overall with sack. Had sack, 2 TFL & PD in last meeting.
- CB STEVEN NELSON had 10th-career INT last week. Had 5 tackles & 2 PD in last home meeting.