The Indianapolis Colts T.Y. Hilton seems to play his best football when his team faces a familiar divisional foe in the Houston Texans.
In life, there are three things certain:
And the Indianapolis Colts T.Y. Hilton terrorizing the Houston Texans.
Simply put, the 26 year old wide receiver had dominated the Colts AFC South divisional rival throughout his 5-year NFL career.
In 14 career games, Hilton has 43 receptions for 778 receiving yards and 6 receiving touchdowns versus the Texans lifetime–that’s 22 more receiving yards and 3 more receiving touchdowns than against any other opponent (despite playing one less game in the receiving yards category).
The Colts 5’9″, 180 pound diminutive, yet incredibly dangerous deep threat has frequently made spectacular catches against the Texans such as these:
With the Colts just one game back from the Texans for supremacy atop the AFC South, the Colts will need their very best from Hilton Sunday night–especially in the continued absence of the team’s 2nd wideout Donte Moncrief.
So far, Hilton has stepped up in recent weeks. He has a receiving touchdown in each of his last 3 games, as well as at least 170+ receiving yards in 2 of his last 3 games.
This past Sunday, Hilton was targeted 11 times and came away with a whopping 10 receptions–showing incredible efficiency in his route-running and catching ability.
Along with Andrew Luck and Frank Gore, Hilton’s been one of the few constants on the Colts offense–already with 35 receptions for 507 receiving yards and 3 touchdown receptions on the season.
As such, the team needs one of their biggest playmakers to continue to make pivotal plays with so much at stake on Sunday night in regards to ultimately winning the AFC South.