HOUSTON — No matter what happens from here, the Houston Texans have already had a season of historic firsts.
First 10-win season. First division title. First playoff berth.
They have a chance to get one more Thursday night when they visit the improving Colts: first win in Indianapolis.
The Texans are 0-9 in Indy, and the losses range from blowouts to last-second heartbreakers. For the first time, though, Houston (10-4) won't have to deal with Peyton Manning on top of the noisy crowd inside Lucas Oil Stadium.
Still, the Texans insist this will be no walk-over. The Colts (1-13) earned their first win last week, beating Tennessee 27-13, and coach Gary Kubiak says he's seen steady improvement from Indy over the past month.