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RECORDS — Houston (7-7); Indianapolis (12-2).

OPENING LINE — Colts by 9.

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Texans 7-7; Colts 8-6.

SERIES RECORD — Colts lead series 10-1.

LAST MEETING — Colts 30, Texans 24, Sept. 23, 2007 at Houston.

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LAST WEEK — Texans beat Broncos 31-13; Colts beat Raiders 21-14.

TEXANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (22), PASS (9)

TEXANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (20), PASS (18)

COLTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (17), PASS (6)

COLTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (18), PASS (1)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Houston was eliminated from playoff contention last week, but one more win will give Texans best record in franchise history. ... Texans are 0-4 in AFC South. ... WR Andre Johnson (47 receptions, 703 yards, 7 TDs) has scored in three straight. He has career-high seven TDs despite missing seven games, and is averaging career-best 15.0 yards per catch. ... DE Mario Williams had career-high 3 1/2 sacks last week and is now franchise leader with 17 1/2. Williams has sack in five straight, 13 for season and nine in last five games. ... Last week, QB Sage Rosenfels, who started second straight game in place of Matt Schaub (shoulder), was 16-of-27 for 200 yards with TD and INT. Rosenfels is 3-0 as starter. ... K Kris Brown is 5-for-5 on FGs of 50-plus yards. ... Indianapolis clinched fifth straight AFC South title, No. 2 conference seed and first-round bye last week. Indianapolis’ five straight 12-win seasons are first in NFL history. ... Indianapolis’ longest run of season is 23 yards, shortest in NFL. Colts have averaged 73.2 yards rushing per game and 2.9 per carry over last six. ... In 11 career games vs. Texans, QB Peyton Manning is 10-1 and has completed 242 of 340 passes (71.2 percent) for 2,981 yards, 26 TDs, 4 INTs and 118.5 passer rating. ... WR Reggie Wayne (82 receptions, 1,280 yards receiving) needs five receptions and 31 yards to set career highs in both categories. ... Colts allow 272.9 yards per game, second best in NFL. ... WR Anthony Gonzalez has 20 receptions, 347 yards receiving and three TDs in past four outings. ... Colts have converted 89 of 180 (49.4 percent) third downs, best percentage in AFC.

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Houston was eliminated from playoff contention last week, but one more win will give Texans best record in franchise history. ... Texans are 0-4 in AFC South. ... WR Andre Johnson (47 receptions, 703 yards, 7 TDs) has scored in three straight. He has career-high seven TDs despite missing seven games, and is averaging career-best 15.0 yards per catch. ... DE Mario Williams had career-high 3 1/2 sacks last week and is now franchise leader with 17 1/2. Williams has sack in five straight, 13 for season and nine in last five games. ... Last week, QB Sage Rosenfels, who started second straight game in place of Matt Schaub (shoulder), was 16-of-27 for 200 yards with TD and INT. Rosenfels is 3-0 as starter. ... K Kris Brown is 5-for-5 on FGs of 50-plus yards. ... Indianapolis clinched fifth straight AFC South title, No. 2 conference seed and first-round bye last week. Indianapolis’ five straight 12-win seasons are first in NFL history. ... Indianapolis’ longest run of season is 23 yards, shortest in NFL. Colts have averaged 73.2 yards rushing per game and 2.9 per carry over last six. ... In 11 career games vs. Texans, QB Peyton Manning is 10-1 and has completed 242 of 340 passes (71.2 percent) for 2,981 yards, 26 TDs, 4 INTs and 118.5 passer rating. ... WR Reggie Wayne (82 receptions, 1,280 yards receiving) needs five receptions and 31 yards to set career highs in both categories. ... Colts allow 272.9 yards per game, second best in NFL. ... WR Anthony Gonzalez has 20 receptions, 347 yards receiving and three TDs in past four outings. ... Colts have converted 89 of 180 (49.4 percent) third downs, best percentage in AFC.

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