Rick Venturi’s Keys to Beating Houston

Rick Venturi’s Keys to Beating Houston

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Rick Venturi’s Keys to Beating Houston

Coach Rick Venturi joins JMV to break down the use of the Colts bye week, the keys to beating the Texans and the importance of the upcoming games

On the upcoming game against Houston...

“This is a huge game.  I know Frank talks about 1-0 but I would say this is a roman numeral one. These two teams are clearly the best two teams in the division.  The QB is a challenge. He's been terrific, although he was an elevator before being up and down but this is a big one. This is almost like one and a half for Frank. This is a better Houston team than we played in the playoffs.  It's taken them a while with Watson to connect but now they have found a rhythm and balance with what he can do without killing him.”

On the bye week...

“The bye week, while you normally don’t want it early in the season or after a big win, will be different. It may help us here.  Houston had to spend themselves for the past two weeks. Sunday was a come from behind fight to the end where they all had to put in. It was a great win mentally.  We will be coming in the fresher team. This is one that will be exciting to watch.”

Importance on the Texans game…

“This is a game and a half.  We own these guys in the playoffs, we've played two tight games against them.  I do think this is a better team where their offensive line is not as of a liability as it was. We held the ball for 37 mins while they held it for 39 mins, which is why Kansas can’t win. Their quarterback creates more gaps in the defense and can make all the throws - what he does best is play action deep balls. They are going to be battling all year long and the Colts don’t want them to get to 5 and 2.”

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