The most perplexing thing about the Texans through 10 games is their inability to run the football. The fact that Steve Slaton leads the team in rushing with only 380 yards is tough to stomach. Chester Pitts and Mike Briesel are out, but that alone cannot possibly be why the Texans can't get anything consistent going on the ground.
The running woes make what Matt Schaub has been doing all the more impressive. The last two games, Schaub has been able to move his team in position for late ties only to watch missed field goals. He has thrown 19 TD passes and is third in the NFL in passing yardage behind Manning and Brady.
Eugene Wilson being out for the season is hard news to swallow. He's been quite a playmaker, and his services would have come in really handy against the Colts Sunday. Bernard Pollard had two picks against Manning. Somehow, the Texans will have to find a way to get to Manning. If the Reliant crowd can bring anything close to what they had Monday night, it could make a big difference.
As difficult as it's been to digest the last two losses, the Texans showed they have the mettle to hang with Indy. Can they go toe-to-toe again and finish the job? That's why we love sports. It's unscripted entertainment.