Mack is fresh off of a huge performance, as Week 5 brought a new single-game career high in carries for him as well as his fourth-most rushing yards in a game. So far this season, Mack has had games with 18, 22, 25 and 32 touches, and both he (94.0 YPG) and the Colts as a team (142.0 YPG) rank in the top five in rushing yards per game.
The Texans are respectable against the run, ranking eighth (88.0 YPG), but there is a way for the Colts to get the upper hand asid from the fact their offensive line is often dominant. Although Houston has yet to allow any 100-yard runners, opposing running backs Austin Ekeler had 81 yards of offense, Leonard Fournette had 87, Alvin Kamara had 169, and Christian McCaffrey had 179 yards and a touchdown. Teams only run the ball against Houston 19.8 times per game, which is the second fewest, but they’re also near the bottom of the league in run plays of 20-plus yards allowed (five). The Colts, meanwhile, run the ball 31.8 times per game (fourth-most) and are tied for the sixth-most runs of 20-plus yards (five).