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Colts dominate Thursday night football

The Colts have won 10 straight Thursday games (including Thanksgiving games), the longest such winning streak in the NFL. The Colts last loss on Thursday night was the 2004 season opener against the Patriots. They lead the Texans 13-10 at halftime. Follow live

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Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

COLTS 13, TEXANS 10 (halftime): Jaelen Strong's first NFL catch was a 42-yard first-half Hail Mary touchdown catch on a pass from Brian Hoyer. Strong was inactive in the Texans prior three games. Hoyer took over for Ryan Mallett who appears to have been benched.

Flacco reads classic book to kids

There's no doubt about it, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" is an elite children's book. Here to read it to Baltimore City elementary school students ... is Ravens QB Joe Flacco. Watch it


Foster taken to locker room after hit

Texans RB Arian Foster took a hard hit and went to the sideline to be examined before he went back into the game. He's now in the locker room to undergo concussion protocol.


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Arian Foster has gone to the locker room for concussion protocol. He sat out for one play before re-entering but has since been removed.

Hoyer replaces Mallett after hard hit

Texans QB Ryan Mallett went to the sidelines in the 2nd quarter after taking a helmet to the ribs and was replaced by Brian Hoyer. Mallett was ready to return to the game after two plays, but Hoyer remains in the game. Follow live

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The Texans couldn’t have less conviction about their QBs than they do. Mallet gets the wind knocked out of him and can’t get back in.

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After missing his first 2 field goals of the year, Adam Vinatieri has made his last 5, including that 42-yard attempt to put Indy up 13-0.

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It's like they waited til this week to unload the Andre Johnson playbook

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Andre Johnson's Texans career didn't include many touchdown catches. The Texans rarely threw him the ball in the end zone. In his return? A four-yard touchdown catch to put the Colts up 10-0 against the team that released him.

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The value of having the right backup in terms of profile/makeup/intelligence/etc showing itself with Hasselbeck.

Matthew Berry's Love/Hate Week 5

Berry can't get enough of the rookie who ran all over the Cardinals a week ago. With the Packers on the docket, who allow the third-most yards before contact and yards per rush, Todd Gurley could go off on Sunday. Love/Hate Week 5

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Kevin Seifert @SeifertESPN

As some have pointed out, it’s not illegal contact if a QB is out of the pocket. But Terry McAulay needed to explain reversal.

Packers Defense not a weakness anymore

You know their offense is great, but this year, the Packers D is tied for second in the NFL with 17 sacks, and they rank fourth with an adjusted sack rate of 10 percent. Aaron Schatz: Complete team (Insider)

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks revised their initial injury report to show RB Marshawn Lynch as a limited participant. He was originally listed as a non-participant. Sounds like some progress is being made.

Colts (2-2) at Texans (1-3)

Andrew Luck (shoulder) will miss his second straight game, and the Colts will turn to Matt Hasselbeck as they put their streak of 15 straight division road wins on the line. Houston will also point to its backup QB in Ryan Mallett, who was named the starter this week. The team with the best quarterback play wins? Follow live

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Matthew Berry's Love/Hate Week 5

Eli Manning has been on a hot streak, tossing 7 TDs in his last 3 games. And with the 49ers coming to town, Berry believes it's a recipe for a handful of big plays vs. a team that has allowed the most 20-plus-yard plays this year. Love/Hate Week 5

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