NFL Week 1: Colts @ Texans

Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans Sun. Sept. 12th 1pm EST

The AFC South division is the Indianapolis Colts division as they are without a doubt the favorite to come out on top in the division every single season.

Coming into this NFL regular season not much has changed as Peyton Manning and company are top dogs in the AFC South and the entire AFC Conference for that matter, but they might have their work cut out for them against the division rival Houston Texans who have only gotten better with every passing season.

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Even though the Colts will almost certainly have some tough opponents this season, the Texans might turned out to be their toughest test as Matt Schaub and company always give Indianapolis a run for their money.

Obviously, Peyton Manning’s squad tend to come out on top, but this season things might start to change as the Houston Texans have the best passing game in the league and will be looking to exploit the Indianapolis Colts weak secondary.

Ironically enough, even though the Indianapolis Colts are favored to win this AFC South showdown, the Houston Texans have finally been given their due respect as many people believe this game could be extremely close with the team ending up with the football at the end of the game being the team to start to the season 1-0.

The one thing to watch for in this game is whether or not the Indianapolis Colts defense can find a way to stop quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Andre Johnson from lighting up the scoreboard the way Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne do for their offense.

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Needless to say, I believe this will be a shootout between two great offensive minded teams with perhaps the highest point total in Week 1. These two high powered offenses will almost certainly go back and forth all day long this Sunday with neither team backing down or taking chances downfield.

In the end, I really can’t see the Houston Texans getting the best of the Indianapolis Colts as they are without a doubt the best team in the league at coming from behind in the fourth quarter and basically scoring at will. I do believe the Houston Texans will give Peyton Manning and company a run for their money once again, but ultimately the end result will be the Colts getting the best of their division rivals and getting off on the right foot to start their 2010 campaign in hopes for a second Super Bowl title in the Peyton Manning era.

Even though the Houston Texans will most likely start the season with the loss, they could gain some much needed momentum in this game as being able to take arguably the best team in the league to the limit can only improve their confidence in competing for a playoff spot in the AFC Conference at season’s end.

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