Tonight's Forecast: Colts

Indianapolis Colts

Colts at Ravens by Brad Wells of StampedeBlue.com


Impact Injuries: Once again, it seems Dallas Clark will miss yet another game. Also on the injury list for this week is defensive end Robert Mathis. It's unlikely starting strongside linebacker Philip Wheeler will play after sustaining an ankle injury two weeks ago. Reserve linebacker Ernie Sims stepped in last week and led the team in tackles (15), helping the Colts win their first game of 2011. Interesting side note, Sims was a member of the 2008 Detroit Lions who went 0-16.


The X-Factor: The Colts finally won a game, and they might actually have some momentum heading into their rematch with the Texans. Houston utterly crushed Indianapolis in Week One. However, it seems clear that the Texans defense has reverted back to its normal, crappy self without Wade Phillips' guiding hand. Phillips is recovering from a surgical procedure and is out until the playoffs. If Houston's defense struggles against Indy the way they folded against Carolina last week, the Colts might actually win two games in a row after starting 0-13.


Don’t be surprised if: This might be the last home game for Reggie Wayne, who is a free agent at the end of the season. Look for Indy to get the ball to him in key situations.


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