Why this game is intriguing: For most of the season, it's looked like this game would not matter. The Texans would roll into the final week prepared to rest players, while the Colts would eventually cool off and take their rightful postseason spot as spectators. Neither of those things happened. Houston went down in Week 16, and now the Texans need a victory to clinch a playoff bye and home-field throughout. Perhaps more importantly, they need to find their mojo after being blown out in two of their past three games. On the other sideline is the stuff of Disney movies. With his cancer treatment finished, Colts coach Chuck Pagano will be back on the sidelines coaching. The playoff watch is nice. But when Pagano is introduced at Lucas Oil Stadium, no one will be thinking about football. They'll be reaching for a Kleenex.
Published: Dec 26, 2012 at 04:51 AM
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