The Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans both have had frustrating seasons in 2017. Both teams are likely looking forward to concluding their seasons, as the Colts now have a 3-12 record and the Texans now have a 4-11 record.
Specifically, the Colts will pick behind the Cleveland Browns (first) and the New York Giants (second) respectively-both said to be eyeing top quarterback prospects. Tom Savage started that game for the Texans, but he is also now injured, and it is likely that the Texans will start T.J. Yates at quarterback against the Colts in this game.
The Texans (4-12) lost their last six, nine of their last 10, finished last in the AFC South, and can't even take solace in draft picks because they don't own one in either the first or second round in 2018.
Indianapolis Colts strong safety Matthias Farley (41) reacts after a defensive play during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.
But at age 34 and in the final year of his current contract, the Colts clearly wanted to give him a fond farewell - if he's not back in Indy next season.
The Colts lead the Texans 14-13 in the third quarter. He finished with 24 carries and 100 rushing yards while also becoming just the fifth player to record 14,000 career rushing yards.
On the injury front, it is unclear if Texans' star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will be able to suit up in week 17.