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Banged Up Colts Travel To Houston on Sunday

Last updated on Friday, December 14, 2012

(Indianapolis, IN) - The Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans will play their first of two divisional contests Sunday when the AFC South rivals meet at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

The Texans are 11-2 on the year and are coming off a 42-14 Monday night loss to the New England Patriots.

The Texans have already secured a playoff spot and need one win in their final three games to clinch their second consecutive division title.

Defensive end JJ Watt could make it a long day for Andrew Luck and an offensive line that'll be shorthanded if center Samson Satele and tackle Winston Justice are unable to play. Watt leads the conference with 16.5 sacks and ignites a Houston defense that's ranked fifth in the league in takeaways.

The 9-4 Colts can secure a playoff spot with a win Sunday and have a marginal chance at stealing the division title.

The team rallied to beat the Tennessee Titans 27-23 last weekend after trailing by 13 points at halftime and have won all nine of their games by seven points or fewer.

Satele and Justice were both held out of practice yesterday, along with linebacker Kavell Conner and safety Tom Zbikowski.

Wideout Donnie Avery and guard Joe Reitz were a full-go at practice and are listed as questionable for Sunday's game.

Running back Delone Carter was ruled out with an ankle injury and running back Donald Brown will miss the rest of the season after the team placed him on injured reserve earlier in the week.

Kickoff between the Colts and Texans is at 1:00.

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