In a season that seems to see these two teams with their roles from the past decade reversed, the entire nation gets to see the game from home as the Houston Texans claim their first and only nationally televised contest of the 2011 campaign.
With the Indianapolis Colts coming off of their first win of the season on Sunday and the Texans dropping their first contest since mid-October, I expect this match-up to be a little different than what most would have predicted even a few weeks ago.
Houston has begun to struggle on offense and teams seem to be figuring out how to slow down the pass rush that has been dominant all season. With a fifth-round rookie quarterback under center coming off of his worst career game as a pro, anything is possible in this game, regardless of record. But here are five predictions that I'll make prior to Thursday's kickoff.