Colts' next challenge is beating NFL's top defense

By MICHAEL MAROT - AP Sports Writer
    2013-10-30 14:01

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Colts have already beaten the defending NFC champs, two of the league's 6-1 teams and the best offense in football.

Their next challenge comes Sunday when they'll face the NFL's No. 1 defense, in Houston.

For Indianapolis (5-2), this season has been all about the matchups. There was Peyton Manning's return, the Pagano brothers going head-to-head, Andrew Luck returning to his college stomping grounds one week and facing his former college teammate, Richard Sherman, the next. Darrius Heyward-Bey and Vontae Davis got to face their old teams, too.

VIP Reception & Celebrity Gifting Experience featuring Dennis Rodman Bad Ass Premium Vodka. Guests will be joined ... in Dr Joseph Bryant Jr's Hangs on LockerDome

But this week, the stakes are higher.

If the Colts beat two-time defending division champion Houston (2-5), on the road, the Colts would control the AFC South title chase with eight games to play.


AP NFL website: