Entering week nine of their 2013 campaign, the Houston Texans are on the brink of something legendary. As one of the Super Bowl favorites in 2012, this year they are sitting at 2-5 amidst a streak of losses that could reach six when they face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Pretty incredible, right?
The Texans’ situation right now is simply laughable. They should be ashamed for their output this year so far. Getting absolutely trounced by the St. Louis Rams and dropping by 21 points to the Baltimore Ravens are the highlights of this infamous streak (that should be extended without a doubt against the Colts).
During this five game losing streak, the offense has been abysmal. Houston has put up just 12.2 points per game over their last five contests, finishing with just three points against those Rams and nine against Baltimore.
Houston has turned away from the pathetic performance of Matt Schaub and has begun the Case Keenum era. While Keenum has shown some promise, his offense could struggle mightily against Indy. Both running backs, Arian Foster and Ben Tate, are banged up and both are uncertain of just how much of a factor they ‘ll be this week.
Andrew Luck and his Colts are off to a fantastic start and look like an elite AFC team ready to make a Super Bowl push. Against the Texans, they could have a field day on the ground as the Texans are ranked 28th against the run giving up 122.1 yards per game. Both Luck and Trent Richardson should contribute to a gigantic day for the Colts’ offense.