What channel is Colts vs. Texans on today? Schedule, time for 'Thursday Night Football' game

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Good news for those looking to find the TV channel for Colts vs. Texans on "Thursday Night Football": This game, scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET, is not limited to NFL Network; it also will be presented nationally by Fox.

The NFL schedule for Week 12 presents us a Thursday-night matchup of AFC South rivals fighting for the lead in the division with both entering the game at 6-4. Because it beat Houston last month, Indianapolis has an edge it hopes to strengthen with a win as a 3 1/2-point road underdog in Houston.

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In order for the Colts to pull off the upset, a couple hot streaks need to continue. Indianapolis is a perfect 3-0 against AFC South teams this season, a record that was stuffed with its win over Jacksonville last week. That victory came in part because quarterback Jacoby Brissett returned from injury and managed a career-high 126.7 passer rating with 4 touchdowns. In four career starts against Houston, Brissett is 4-0 with 8 touchdowns (7 passing, 1 rushing) and no interceptions for a 107.2 passer rating.

And its no secret that the QB on the other sideline in this game will be the key to victory for the Texans. Deshaun Watson has 705 passing yards (352.5 per game) with 8 touchdowns and no interceptions for a 143.6 passer rating in his past two home starts. In six career prime-time starts, he has 16 touchdown passes and 2 interceptions for a 121.0 passer rating.

Below is all the info you need to watch Colts vs. Texans on Thursday night, including the TV channels and kickoff time.

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What channel is Colts vs. Texans on today?

  • TV channel (national): Fox, NFL Network

  • TV channel (Indianapolis): WXIN

  • TV channel (Houston): KRIV

  • Live stream: Amazon Prime Video

With a national broadcast on Fox, Colts vs. Texans will get the game-of-the-week treatment with the network's No. 1 crew.

Joe Buck will call the Colts vs. Texans play-by-play action, and Troy Aikman will provide analysis. Erin Andrew and Kristina Pink will report from the sidelines. Additionally, Fox NFL Rules expert Mike Pereira will join to give explanations on officiating and rules throughout the game.

For those who can't get to a TV and wish to find Colts vs. Texans on the radio, the Indianapolis call can be heard on Sirius channel 81 and XM channel 225, and the Houston call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and XM channel 226.

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Colts v. Texans: What time is kickoff?

  • Date: Thursday, Nov. 21

  • Start time: 8:20 p.m. ET

The 8:20 p.m. ET start time for Colts vs. Texans marks the second of three prime-time games on Indianapolis' schedule. The Colts also will play the Saints in New Orleans on "Monday Night Football" in Week 15, with the rest of their games this season scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET.

Houston also is playing its second of three prime-time games this season. The Texans will immediately return to the national spotlight next week when they face the Patriots in New England on "Sunday Night Football." After next week, the rest of Houston's games this season are scheduled for the early Sunday afternoon viewing window, with the exception being its Saturday afternoon game against Tampa Bay in Week 16.

Colts schedule

Week

Date

Opponent

Kickoff time

TV

Week 1

Sep. 8

at Chargers (L, 30-24)

4:05 p.m. ET

CBS

Weel 2

Sep. 15

at Titans (W, 19-17)

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 3

Sep. 22

vs. Falcons (W, 27-24)

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 4

Sep. 29

vs. Raiders (L, 31-24)

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 5

Oct. 6

at Chiefs (W, 19-13)

8:20 p.m. ET

NBC

Week 6

BYE

Week 7

Oct. 20

vs. Texans (W, 30-23)

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 8

Oct. 27

vs. Broncos (W, 15-13)

4:25 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 9

Nov. 3

at Steelers (L, 26-24)

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 10

Nov. 10

vs. Dolphins (L, 16-12)

4:05 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 11

Nov. 17

vs. Jaguars (W, 33-13)

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 12

Nov. 21 (Thursday)

at Texans

8:20 p.m. ET

FOX

Week 13

Dec. 1

vs. Titans

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 14

Dec. 8

at Buccaneers

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 15

Dec. 16 (Monday)

at Saints

8:15 p.m. ET

ESPN

Week 16

Dec. 22

vs. Panthers

1 p.m. ET

FOX

Week 17

Dec. 29

at Jaguars

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Texans schedule

Week

Date

Opponent

Kickoff time

TV

Week 1

Sep. 9 (Monday)

at Saints (L, 30-28)

7:10 p.m. ET

ESPN

Weel 2

Sep. 15

vs. Jaguars (W, 13-12)

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 3

Sep. 22

at Chargers (W, 27-20)

4:25 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 4

Sep. 29

vs. Panthers (L, 16-10)

1 p.m. ET

FOX

Week 5

Oct. 6

vs. Falcons (W, 53-32)

1 p.m. ET

FOX

Week 6

Oct. 13

at Chiefs (W, 31-24)

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 7

Oct. 20

at Colts (L, 30-23)

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 8

Oct. 27

vs. Raiders (W, 27-24)

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 9

Nov. 3

at Jaguars in London (W, 26-3)

9:30 a.m. ET

NFLN

Week 10

BYE

Week 11

Nov. 17

at Ravens (L, 41-7)

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 12

Nov. 21 (Thursday)

vs. Colts

8:20 p.m. ET

FOX

Week 13

Dec. 1

vs. Patriots

8:20 p.m. ET

NBC

Week 14

Dec. 8

vs. Broncos

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 15

Dec. 15

at Titans

1 p.m. ET

CBS

Week 16

Dec. 21

at Buccaneers

1 p.m. ET

NFLN

Week 17

Dec. 29

vs. Titans

1 p.m. ET

CBS

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