It's Colts Week, which is equal parts awesome and stressful, especially when it takes place up at Lucas Oil Stadium. Here is my By the Numbers look at the first matchup of these two AFC South foes:
40 - The Texans and the Colts will meet for the 40th time in their history on Sunday. That's 19 years of twice-a-year meetings and one playoff matchup in 2018 to make 39 prior to this one this weekend.
30 - The Colts have won 30 of the previous 39 in this rivalry, having won 15 of the first 16 from 2002 through 2009 and five of the last six from 2018 through 2020.
13 - These two teams have met 14 times in the regular season since 2013, and in 13 of those games, the largest margin of victory for either side was no more than one score (seven points). The only other margin was just nine points.
2 - There have been two overtime games in the history of this matchup and the Texans have won them both. In 2016, the Texans came from behind with one of the greatest comebacks in team history to win 26-23 in overtime on Sunday night at NRG Stadium. Then, in 2018, an exhausted Texans squad started a nine-game win streak with a 37-34 win at Lucas Oil Stadium.
48 - Texans WR Chris Moore is in his sixth year in the NFL. Prior to last Sunday, his highest receiving yardage total in a game was 48 yards.
67 - Moore's touchdown catch against the Patriots covered 67 yards, which exceeded his former highest ever game total by 19 yards.
109 - Moore finished the game against the Patriots with five receptions, a career game-high, and 109 receiving yards, another career game-high.
141.7 - Texans QB Davis Mills finished the game with a 141.7 passer rating, which is the seventh highest in the NFL in 2021. The quarterbacks with better ratings through five weeks of the 2021 season: Matthew Stafford, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Dak Prescott and a young man named Tyrod Taylor (against Cleveland). That's right; the Texans have two different quarterbacks with two of the seven highest passer ratings in the NFL in 2021.
6 - The Texans have six interceptions in five games.
3 - The Texans had three interceptions in the entire 2020 season. The Texans have doubled up on that number in just five weeks. No player had more than a single interception last year, while two players have two each this year through the start of the season - Lonnie Johnson Jr. and Justin Reid.
3 - Texans CB Terrance Mitchell has forced three fumbles this season, which ties him for the most in the league with Jets LB Quincy Williams. Last week, Mitchell's punch out saved a touchdown against the Patriots in the first half.
5 - Only five players in the history of college football rushed for more yards than Colts star RB Jonathan Taylor. Every single one of them won the Heisman Trophy except for Donnel Pumphrey of San Diego State. For all his greatness, Taylor never won the award, finishing behind Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Joe Burrow, all future number one overall NFL Draft selections.
That's going to do it for this week, y'all. Looking forward to Sunday in Indy - see ya then, everyone!!
The next time you can see the Texans at NRG Stadium will be on October 31 as they host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8. Kickoff is set for noon CT. Click here for tickets.