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NFL Week 5 Thursday Night Football Colts vs Texans: Online stream, start time, TV, channel, odds and more

Thursday Night Football features the Colts and Texans looking to overcome slow starts and get a much-needed win.

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Week 5 kicks off with an AFC South clash on Thursday Night Football as they Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans square off.

Houston will be looking for their first signature win of 2015 when they host their biggest rival tonight. The Texans have lost five straight to Indy dating back to the 2012 season. Sitting at 1-3 and tied for last place in the AFC South, they need his win in the worst way just to stay afloat this season.

As for the Colts, they're off to a 2-2 start this year and have been massively underperforming. Many labeled this team as a Super Bowl contender coming into the season, but they've looked anything but as they lost their first two games before squeaking out wins over the Titans and Jaguars.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Colts won't have starting QB Andrew Luck for this game as he sits out with a shoulder injury. Instead, Matt Hasselbeck will get the start for the second week in a row after Luck sat out last week in an overtime win over the Jags. Making matters worse for Indy is that Hasselbeck has been dealing with a virus this week that has limited his practice time, according to Schefter. He also spent a night in the Emergency Room and the team has released and signed again former Bengals quarterback Josh Johnson, all in one week.

Here's what you need to know about how to watch Colts vs Texans:

Date: Thursday, Oct. 8

Time: 8:25 p.m. ET

Location: NRG Stadium

Broadcast: CBS and NFL Network

Odds: Texans are favored by 2.5 with an over/under of 43.5, according to Odds Shark.

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