Dan Le Batard, Papi and Bomani Jones talks about Matt Hasselbeck performance compared to Andrew Luck, Ryan Mallet's body language after being benched, if the Dodgers should start Clayton Kershaw over Zack Grienke, the Cowboys defending Greg Hardy and more.
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After an ugly Colts-Texans game, Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell review the wreckage in the AFC South before picking FanDuel teams and previewing five of Week 5's biggest games.
The Colts found the fountain of youth in their win over the Texans on Thursday.
As we run though the Week 5 picks, let's nominate some award winners for the first quarter of the season, for trophies both real and imagined.
Matt Hasselbeck became the first 40-year-old QB with two passing touchdowns in a game since Mark Brunell did so in Week 17 of 2010.
Mike Golic and Ian Fitzsimmons in for Mike Greenberg discuss ALDS with ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian and Week 5 NFL matchups with ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski.
Mike Golic and Ian Fitzsimmons in for Mike Greenberg discuss the opening matchups of the ALDS and the Colts' TNF victory over the Texans. Plus, the guys play "Next Question".
Johnson, Hasselbeck shine in Colts' win
40-year-old Matt Hasselbeck threw two touchdowns to 34-year-old Andre Johnson. There had been only three previous TD passes in NFL history in which the passer was at least 40 years old and the receiver was at least 34 (via Elias).
Something about Hasselbeck
Matt Hasselbeck had a 92.1 Total QBR in Thursday's win over the Texans. The only 40-year old quarterback who had a better QBR with at least 20 pass attempts in the last decade is a man he used to back up: Brett Favre.
O'Brien unsure who'll start next
For the second time this season, Bill O'Brien is considering a QB change. He hasn't decided who will start for the 1-4 Texans vs. the Jaguars next week, saying he has to watch film first. Brian Hoyer threw for 312 yards in three quarters. He's the first 300-yard passer to come off the bench since Chad Henne in 2012.
How the Colts played offensively against the Texans is how they envisioned things at the start of the season -- just in time to face the champs.
The Colts, after losing their first two games of the season, are on a three-game winning streak following a 27-20 victory over Houston.
The Indianapolis Colts had their best first half offensive performance of the season against the Houston Texans.
Matt Hasselbeck and Andre Johnson showed Thursday night that sometimes old guys can shine in what is certainly a young man's league, leading the Colts to a 27-20 win over the Texans.
Final: Colts 27, Texans 20
- Matt Hasselbeck - 18/29, 213 yards, 2 TDs
- Frank Gore - 22 carries, 98 yards 1 TD
- Andre Johnson - 6 catches, 77 yards, 2 TDs
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
Texans running back Arian Foster was taken to the locker room in the second quarter of Thursday night's 27-20 loss to the Colts with an unspecified injury.
Colts vs Patriots
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