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NFL Capsule: Colts at Texans

NFL Capsule: Colts at Texans

INDIANAPOLIS (9-4) At HOUSTON (11-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 8

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 8-5; Houston 8-5

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 17-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 10; Texans No. 4

LAST MEETING - Colts beat Texans 19-16, Dec. 22, 2011

LAST WEEK - Colts beat Titans 27-23; Houston lost to Patriots 42-14

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (22), PASS (8)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (19), PASS (20)

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (8), PASS (10)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (3), PASS (19)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans can clinch second straight AFC South title with win. ... Colts can secure playoff berth and remain in hunt to win division with win. ... Texans have won last two meetings in Houston. ... Win by Colts would make them second team in NFL history to win at least 10 games year after losing 14 or more. ... Houston has won nine of past 11 against AFC South teams. ... Colts have three-game winning streak and have won eight of last nine. ... Teams play again in regular-season finale Dec. 30. ... Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is from Houston. He needs 260 yards to break Cam Newton's NFL record for yards passing by a rookie of 4,051. ... Houston DE J.J. Watt leads AFC and has most sacks in single season in franchise history with 16 1/2. ... Indianapolis WR Reggie Wayne needs six receptions to become fourth player in NFL history with four 100-catch seasons. ... Luck's nine wins are most by rookie quarterback drafted first overall since 1966. ... Houston RB Arian Foster needs 52 yards to reach 1,200 yards rushing for third straight season. ... Colts rookie RB Vick Ballard had career-high 94 yards rushing last week. ... Colts LB Dwight Freeney has 15 1/2 sacks against Houston, most he has against any team. ... Houston WR Andre Johnson 135 yards receiving away from reaching 11,000 for career. ... Indianapolis DE Cory Redding needs one solo tackle to reach 300 for his career. ... Houston rookie LB Whitney Mercilus has six sacks which is tied for most among AFC rookies. ... Houston LB Connor Barwin needs two sacks to reach 20 for career.

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Javonte Perkins had 25 points as Saint Louis topped VCU 80-62 on Friday night.

Hasahn French had 18 points for Saint Louis (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 11 points. Jordan Goodwin had 10 points.

Marcus Santos-Silva had 11 points for the Rams (17-10, 7-7), who have now lost four consecutive games. De'Riante Jenkins added 10 points.

Saint Louis plays Saint Joseph's at home on Wednesday. VCU faces UMass on the road on Wednesday.

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Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson spoke with reporters after the team's victory over the Wizards Friday night, praising Bradley Beal, who was snubbed from All-Star consideration this season despite averaging nearly 30 points-per-game.

The Cavaliers held the Wizards to just 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Thompson said their main focus was neutralizing Beal.

"The Wizards are really good offensively when they are making their runs," Thompson said postgame. "Bradley Beal is an All-Star in our league. One of the top-three two-guards in our league right now, so we were just trying to make it tough for him."

Beal finished the night with 26 points, but struggled from the floor. Beal shot 9-for-28 from the floor and the Cavaliers' stingy defense was clearly a factor.

Beal and the Wizards will have a chance to get back on track on Sunday night at Capital One Arena when they host the Chicago Bulls for the final time this season.

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