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Are the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans Rivals?

Yes, the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans are rivals in the NFL. Both teams are part of the AFC South Division and play each other at least two times per season. Known as the “Fight for AFC South Supremacy,” these teams are often the two contenders who compete to win their division.

Who are the Indianapolis Colts’ Biggest Rivals?

Along with the Texans, the Colts have a rivalry with the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills. The Colts also remain strong rivals with the New England Patriots, having played the Patriots five times in the NFL Playoffs, with the first three games being faceoffs between the Colts’ star quarterback Peyton Manning and the Patriots’ star quarterback Tom Brady.

Who are the Houston Texans’ Biggest Rivals?

Besides the Colts, the Houston Texans’ biggest rivals are their other divisional opponents, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans. Outside of their division, the Texans have a rivalry with in-state competitors, the Dallas Cowboys.

Game Results Between the Texans & Colts

The ferocity between the Texans and Colts has grown in recent years. A relatively new rivalry, these two teams always fight until the last minute to gain divisional dominance. After swapping divisional titles for much of the 2010s, the competitiveness between these two teams has become palpable whenever they play each other. The Colts absolutely crushed the Texans when these teams first met, going 15-1 between their first matchup in 2002 through the 2009 season. The teams then swapped wins and losses between 2010–2012, only to have another six-game win streak for the Colts from their second game in 2012 to their first game in 2015. Entering the 2023 season, the Colts have a staggering advantage over the rivalry with an overall record of 32-10-1.

DateHome TeamAway TeamLocationWinnerScore
01/08/2023ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumHouston32-31
09/11/2022TexansColtsNRG StadiumTie20-20
12/05/2021TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis31-0
10/17/2021ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis31-3
12/20/2020ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis27-20
12/06/2020TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis26-20
11/21/2019TexansColtsNRG StadiumHouston20-17
10/20/2019ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis30-23
01/05/2019TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis21-7
12/09/2018TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis24-21
09/30/2018ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumHouston37-34
12/31/2017ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis22-13
11/05/2017TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis20-14
12/11/2016ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumHouston22-17
10/16/2016TexansColtsNRG StadiumHouston26-23
12/20/2015ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumHouston16-10
10/08/2015TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis27-20
12/14/2014ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis17-10
10/09/2014TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis33-28
12/15/2013ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis25-3
11/03/2013TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis27-24
12/30/2012ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis28-16
12/16/2012TexansColtsNRG StadiumHouston29-17
12/22/2011ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis19-16
09/11/2011TexansColtsNRG StadiumHouston34-7
11/01/2010ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis30-17
09/12/2010TexansColtsNRG StadiumHouston34-24
11/29/2009TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis35-27
11/08/2009ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis20-17
11/16/2008ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis33-27
10/05/2008TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis31-27
12/23/2007ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis38-15
09/23/2007TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis30-24
12/24/2006TexansColtsNRG StadiumHouston27-24
09/17/2006ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis43-24
11/13/2005ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis31-17
10/23/2005TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis38-20
12/12/2004TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis23-14
11/14/2004ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis49-14
12/28/2003TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis20-17
10/26/2003ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis30-21
12/01/2002ColtsTexansLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis19-3
09/22/2002TexansColtsNRG StadiumIndianapolis23-3

Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans History

Since the Houston Texans entered the NFL in 2002 and the Indianapolis Colts entered their division (the AFC South) the same year, these two teams have remained bitter rivals. Although the Colts have shown their dominance with a total record going into the 2023 season of 32-10-1 in favor of the Colts, the 2010s saw a resurgence of the Texans to regain AFC South supremacy.

The Indianapolis Colts, led by star quarterback Peyton Manning, defeated the Houston Texans in their first nine matchups. The Colts were powerhouses during the 2000s, winning the AFC South division seven times between 2002–2010. The 2010s saw the Texans finally win their first AFC South championship in 2011. This sparked the true rivalry between these two teams as the fight for the AFC South began. The Texans would go on to win the division again in 2012, only to lose to the Colts in 2013 and 2014.

The next two seasons saw the Texans come back and win the division in 2015, 2016 and then again in 2018 and 2019. The near-decade-long back and forth between the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans fueled the rivalry between these two teams. The Colts and Texans first met in the NFL Playoffs during the 2018 Wildcard game where the Colts won 21-7. These two teams also had a heart pounding game in week one of the 2022 season. The Colts made up a 14-point deficit in the second half to push the game into overtime. The game ended in the first tie in the Houston vs. Indianapolis rivalry, as well as the first tie in the Texans team history. Both teams have struggled going into the 2023 season, however their rivalry and competitiveness for AFC South supremacy remains strong.

Despite their differences, the Indianapolis Colts organization helped Houston Texans fundraise money after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in 2017.

Where Do the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts Play?

The Indianapolis Colts play at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Home to the Colts since it opened in 2008, Lucas Oil Stadium replaced the Colts’ previous home at the RCA Dome.

The Houston Texans play their home games at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. NRG Stadium is known for its massive retractable roof as well as being home to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Other NFL Matchups

AFCNFC
Bengals vs. RavensBears vs. Cardinals
Browns vs. RavensCardinals vs. Rams
Ravens vs. Steelers49ers vs. Cardinals
Bills vs. ChiefsCardinals vs. Seahawks
Bills vs. DolphinsFalcons vs. Panthers
Bills vs. PatriotsFalcons vs. Saints
Bills vs. JetsFalcons vs. Buccaneers
Bengals vs. BrownsPanthers vs. Saints
Bengals vs. ChiefsBuccaneers vs. Panthers
Bengals vs. SteelersBears vs. Lions
Browns vs. SteelersBears vs. Packers
Broncos vs. ChiefsBears vs. Vikings
Broncos vs. RaidersCowboys vs. Packers
Broncos vs. ChargersCowboys vs. Rams
Colts vs. TexansCowboys vs. Giants
Jaguars vs. TexansCowboys vs. Eagles
Colts vs. JaguarsCowboys vs. 49ers
Chiefs vs. RaidersLions vs. Packers
Chargers vs. RaidersLions vs. Vikings
Chargers vs. ChiefsVikings vs. Packers
Dolphins vs. Patriots49ers vs. Rams
Dolphins vs. JetsSaints vs. Vikings
Jets vs. PatriotsBuccaneers vs. Saints
Titans vs. RavensGiants vs. Eagles
Texans vs. TitansRams vs. Seahawks
Colts vs. TitansSeahawks vs. 49ers
Jaguars vs. TitansCommanders vs. Cowboys
Titans vs. SteelersCommanders vs. Giants
Commanders vs. Eagles

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