NFL Playoffs Schedule: How to Watch, Live Stream the Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans Game

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Zach Pascal of the Indianapolis Colts is tackled by Tyrann Mathieu of the Houston Texans during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on December 9 in Houston. The two teams will face off on Saturday in the first game of NFL playoffs. Bob Levey/Getty Images

For the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans, the first weekend of January will prove to be a pivotal moment in their dream of a Super Bowl championship. In the first NFL game of 2019, the teams will face off for the chance to continue on toward a championship title.

While the top teams of both AFC and NFC conferences will have a respite from games this week, the Colts and Texans will spend Saturday fighting to keep their Super Bowl hopes alive. The game, which will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, is the first playoff game of the 2018-2019 season and has a kickoff time of 4:30 p.m. EST. It's scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN and ABC.

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Zach Pascal of the Indianapolis Colts is tackled by Tyrann Mathieu of the Houston Texans during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on December 9 in Houston. The two teams will face off on Saturday in the first game of NFL playoffs. Bob Levey/Getty Images

A live stream of the game will also be available on the ABC mobile application from iOS and Android smartphones, as well as tablets. Viewers can also watch on ABC's website or through connected devices such as Roku, AppleTV and Amazon Fire TV.

In the first matchup between the Colts and the Texans during week four, the Texans proved victorious with a 37 to 34 win. However, during week 14, the two teams met on the field once again and the Colts claimed victory 24 to 21.

Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl Chances

The Colts have played in three Super Bowls, although only one of those games was played as the Indianapolis Colts. Previously the Baltimore Colts, the team appeared in the NFL championship game in 1969 and 1971, winning the game in 1971. After moving to Indianapolis, the Colts appeared in the Super Bowl in 2007 when they defeated the Chicago Bears 29 to 17.

Odds Shark gave the Colts -109 for Saturday's game and +5000 for winning the Super Bowl.

The Colts won a total of 10 games during the regular season and lost six games.

Houston Texans Super Bowl Chances

The Houston Texans are the youngest franchise in the NFL and had its first season in 2002. The Texans have won their division, the AFC South, five times, in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2018. However, they've never played in a conference championship game and haven't appeared in a Super Bowl game.

However, oddsmakers at Odds Shark predicted the Texans will beat the Colts on Saturday, thereby advancing to the next round of playoffs. The website gave them a -102 for Saturday's game and +2200 for winning the Super Bowl.

During the regular season, the Texans won 11 games and lost five.

The winner of Saturday's game will go on to play the Kansas City Chiefs in the next round of playoffs, which is scheduled for January 12.

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