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Week Five starts now.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans

Where to Watch: CBS/NFL Network

Spread: Texans by 5

Over/Under: 41

Preview: This is going to be one of the uglier games on the Thursday night slate. The Texans have struggled this season, with quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett both starting and being benched, and the defense hasn't been any better, as the Falcons had their way with them on Sunday.

The Colts haven't been any better, starting their season off with losses to the Bills and Jets and struggling to take out the Titans and Jaguars. The Colts won't be any better tonight, as Andrew Luck will miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury and Matt Hasselbeck will start in his place.

Prediction:

The Texans defense is able to force Matt Hasselbeck into making more mistakes than Brian Hoyer and the Texans win an ugly one over the Colts. Texans 16-13.