Texans vs. Colts 2014 picks and predictions: Indianapolis heavy favorite at home

The first matchup between these two teams was close, but that hasn’t convinced NFL experts to give much hope to Houston.

The last time the Houston Texans faced the Indianapolis Colts, they let Andrew Luck and Co. race out to a 24-0 first-quarter lead. Houston battled back, using a J.J. Watt fumble recovery touchdown to cut the deficit to five points in the fourth quarter, but it never could overcome the slow start.

The Texans, winners of three of their last four games, will be looking to come out of the starting gates a little better when they get another shot at their division rivals on Sunday, this time on the road in Indy. We should note that two of those wins came against the lowly Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars, but Houston did pick up a quality win against the Cleveland Browns back in Week 11.

The Texans will have to do a much better job of limiting Luck, who racked up 370 yards and three touchdowns on them back in Week 6. Luck, who leads the league in passing yards and is tied for first in touchdowns with Peyton Manning, could push his name into the MVP conversation with another big day against Houston’s No. 28 pass defense.

The experts aren’t giving the Texans much of a chance. Of the 27 panelists at ESPN, CBS Sports and Fox Sports, only CBS’ Jason La Canfora is picking Houston.

Two of our pickers at SB Nation are going with Houston:

Ryan Van Bibber Stephen White Joel Thorman David Fucillo Danny Kelly PFT Commenter Matt Ufford OddsShark Computer
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