Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, center, is hit as he throws by Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) and linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Colts lose crucial game to Texans

By snapping a three-game losing streak, Houston (7-6) and Tennessee remained tied atop the AFC South though the Texans are better positioned because of season sweeps over the Titans and Colts (6-7).

Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen reacts after scoring on a pass from quarterback Andrew Luck, not pictured, during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Allen, Colts destroy Jets on Monday Night Football

Andrew Luck was nearly perfect in his return from a concussion, throwing for four touchdowns, three to Dwayne Allen, in the Indianapolis Colts’ 41-10 romp Monday night past the inept New York Jets.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck watches as his team prepares for an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Colts optimistic Luck will play against Jets

Coach Chuck Pagano says the Indianapolis Colts are optimistic Andrew Luck will play next Monday night against the New York Jets after missing Thursday’s game with a concussion.