The NFL and NFL Network had to be salivating at the mouth for this Thursday night matchup when the NFL schedule was announced. Now, they’re most likely wishing they had the option to flex this game out like the Sunday Night Football broadcast can.
Prior to the season, this matchup was looking like it could determine the AFC South crown in the host city and stadium of this year's Super Bowl.
Now, the Texans (10-4) have already clinched the AFC South division title and the one-win Colts (1-13) must try and play spoiler in the Texans effort for the first-round bye in the playoffs.
Primetime games are usually even more raucous in Lucas Oil Stadium. I think the Colts fans and team won’t be giving the Houston Texans any free passes in this contest. The Texans struggled with the crowd last year on Monday Night Football when the Colts won 30-17, and I think with a third string quarterback in T.J. Yates leading the Texans offense, it could spell for a lot of trouble.