Players who could lead Texans to victory in Indianapolis

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The Colts aren't a .500 team by accident. Their defense ranks 29th in the league and the Texans need to take advantage of that to win a critical AFC South match-up.

The keys to a Texans win start with DeAndre Hopkins.

His late touchdown in Green Bay was just his fourth touchdown catch of the season. That's not enough.

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Hopkins needs to do his part by breaking open against coverage. Then it's up to Brock Osweiler to deliver the ball.

Vince Wilfork delivers key #2. Frank Gore gashed the Texans back in October, leading a rushing attack that produced 161 yards for the Colts.

Wilfork told us the Texans have to shut down Indy's running game this time around.

Let Andrew Luck operate with a hot rushing attack and it will be a long day.

Lastly Whitney Mercilus. He leads the Texans with 5 sacks.

Pressure is a must against Luck, but it has to be the right kind of pressure. Get outside your rushing lanes and Luck can find room to run.

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Bill O'Brien explained that Luck runs to throw. He'll always keep his eyes downfield and is a threat to throw deep once plays break down.

It's a long list for the Texans but if you want to win the division title this is one the Texans need to win.
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