Colts vs. Texans: TV, radio, odds, final injury report for NFL Week 13

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The Indianapolis Colts visit the Houston Texans in NFL Week 13 action.

The Colts (6-6) remain on the fringe of AFC playoff contention after a last-minute loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Frank Reich was questioned about the lack of carries for running back Jonathan Taylor for much of the game. Quarterback Carson Wentz passed for more than 300 yards but also lost a fumble and threw 2 interceptions.

The Texans (2-9) are coming off a loss to the New York Jets but beat the AFC South-leading Tennessee Titans the week before that. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor has started the past 3 games and running back Mark Ingram had a season-high 88 yards rushing last weekend.

The host Colts beat the Texans 31-3 in Week 6.

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When do the Colts play the Texans?

1 p.m. ET Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at NRG Stadium in Houston.

How can I watch the Colts vs. Texans game?

The game will be shown on CBS, with Greg Gumbel on play-by-play, Adam Archuleta with analysis and A.J. Ross with sideline reporting. More information about viewing options.

How can I listen to the Colts play the Texans?

The game can be heard on 93.5, 97.1 and 107.5 FM in Indianapolis, with Matt Taylor on play-by-play, Rick Venturi with analysis and Larra Overton with sideline reporting. The game can also be heard on SiriusXM Channels 384 and 813.

Are the Colts favored in NFL Week 13?

The Colts are 9.5-point favorites, according to Tipico Sportsbook. The over/under is 44.5 points.

Colts injury report

Colts who are questionable: DT DeForest Buckner (knee/foot), TE Jack Doyle (knee), S Andrew Sendejo (calf).

Texans injury report

Texans who are out: WR Danny Amendola (knee), DB Terrence Brooks (hamstring), OL Justin McCray (concussion), DL DeMarcus Walker (hamstring); questionable: WR Chris Conley (illness), WR Bradin Cooks (illness), RB David Johnson (illness/thigh), OL Cole Toner (illness), DL Jonathan Greenard (foot).

Colts trends

The key number for the Colts: 100. When Jonathan Taylor rushes for more than 100 yards, they win (6-0). If he falls short of 100, they lose (0-6). Also, Indy has 1 win when it passes at least 35 times per game. ... The Colts remain No. 1 in the NFL with a 5.2-yard per carry average. They're 4th with 144.3 rushing yards per game. ... The Colts are a bit below average in most passing stats, though they are No. 4 in passes intercepted (just 1.5% of their passes are picked off) ... Despite 5 turnovers last weekend, they remain No. 1 in turnover margin (+1 per game). They generate 2.3 takeaways per game, 2nd-most.

Texans trends

Houston has the NFL's most sluggish offense, gaining 264.8 yards and scoring 1.6 touchdowns per game. The Texans struggle more with the run — last in yards per carry (3.2) and game (78.3) — than the pass (186.5 yards per game, 31st). ... It's similar on defense. The Texans struggle more against the run (135.6 yards per game, 31st) than the pass (242.5 yards, 15th).

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