The Texans defense will face Andrew Luck for the first time since Dec. 11, 2016. After his shoulder surgery in January 2017, Luck missed all of last season rehabbing his injury. On Sunday, the Colts starting quarterback will make his AFC South debut against the Texans in front of a home crowd.
"The same guy, very competitive, very smart, very accurate," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "What's always stood out to me is – the reason why I have such great respect for him is – how he competes. He never feels like the play is over. He keeps his team in the game and he's a great player."
Luck has completed 85-of-124 for 662 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions through three starts this season. The Colts are averaging just under 208 yards passing per game, but Luck's quick release and mobility make him a dangerous weapon on the field.
He's obviously always been a great player," J.J. Watt said. "He's resilient, tough, he can run a bit, throw the ball very well. Obviously, I've been through some injuries myself so I'm sure how happy he is just to be back on the field and so he's always been a great player. It's a good challenge for us and I always look forward to facing him."
The last time Luck faced the Texans nearly two years ago, he threw two touchdown passes and two interceptions for 276 yards and had 32 yards rushing in Houston's 22-17 win.
The Texans will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to face the Colts on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 12 noon CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
Check out photos of the Houston Texans prepping to take on the New York Giants for their season home-opener.