Colts vs. Texans: How to watch, odds, final injury report for Week 6

Scott Horner
Indianapolis Star

The Indianapolis Colts are licking their wounds — figuratively, but they do have new injuries to watch — heading into their NFL Week 6 matchup in Lucas Oil Stadium against the Houston Texans. 

Both teams come into the matchup with 1-4 records. The Colts beat the Miami Dolphins, while Houston beat the winless Jacksonville Jaguars in a season opener. 

Quarterback Carson Wentz (1,322 yards, 63.5% accuracy, 7 touchdowns, 1 interception) leads the Colts, while rookie Davis Mills (61.5% accuracy, 669 yards, 5 touchdowns, 5 interceptions) has been Houston's quarterback since Week 2. 

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When do the Colts play the Texans? 

1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. 

How can I watch the Colts play the Texans? 

The game will be shown on CBS, with Spero Dedes on play-by-play and Jay Feely with analysis. It's also available on the Colts app and Colts.com.

The game can be heard on 93.5, 97.1 and 107.5 FM in the Indianapolis area, with Matt Taylor on play-by-play, Rick Venturi on analysis and Larra Overton with sideline reporting. The game can also be heard on Channels 231 and 813 on SiriusXM.  

Are the Colts favored against the Texans? 

The Colts are 9.5-point favorites, according to Tipico Sportsbook. The over/under is 43.5 points.

What is the forecast for the Colts-Texans game? 

Sunny skies and highs in the mid 60s are forecast for Indianapolis. The Colts closed the Lucas Oil Stadium roof for their first two home games this season. 

More:Frank Reich: Colts don't care if roof is open or closed at Lucas Oil

Colts injury report 

Colts who are out: K Rodrigo Blankenship (right hip), S Andrew Sendejo (concussion), T Braden Smith (foot/thumb), DE Kemoko Turay (groin), RB Jordan Wilkins (non-football illness); questionable: CB Xavier Rhodes (concussion).

Texans injury report 

Texans who are out: OL Laremy Tunsil (thumb), QB Deshaun Watson (not injury related); questionable: limited participation: OL Justin Britt (knee), RB Rex Burkhead (hip), WR Danny Amendola (thigh), DB Desmond King II (hip).

Colts, Texans are struggling  

► The Colts are the NFL's worst red zone scoring team, reaching the end zone on less than 37% of their trips. ... The Colts are allowing opponents more than 70% passing accuracy, 30th in the league.

► The Texans have the NFL's worst rushing game, averaging 3.1 yards per carry. ... Houston's opponents average 1.8 rushing touchdowns per game, among the most in the league.