The Colts are going to be without quarterback Andrew Luck for an indefinite amount of time due to kidney and abdominal injuries, something that would seem to give some hope to the division’s other three teams about leapfrogging Indianapolis and ending their run atop the division.
Texans left tackle Duane Brown said that the state of affairs with the Colts (and the Jaguars and Titans, for that matter) aren’t anything that they’re paying attention to in Houston, however.
“We can’t focus on what anyone else in our division is doing,” Brown said, via the Houston Chronicle. “We have to win this week and continue to win to have a chance at the end of the season.”
It’s the right approach for the Texans to take. At 3-5, they’re in second place behind the Colts so, regardless of the Colts’ results, they need to win games if they want to have any chance of winning the division. That task will be a tall one in Cincinnati on Monday night, but there’s really not any way around the need to win if the Texans want to salvage their season.