The Colts showed up to play the Texans in Houston, but not many fans did

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Few fans attend the game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Colts won, 31-0.
Few fans attend the game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Colts won, 31-0.

Perhaps this is what happens when you have an absentee landlord.

Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was once jokingly referred to as the owner of NRG Stadium, the home of the Houston Texans, for his 57 catches, 1,146 yards and 8 touchdowns in 10 games prior to today's meeting.

But the people of Houston were not too interested in witnessing Hilton's one appearance in town Sunday.

More: T.Y. Hilton 'owns' Houston Texans' stadium because Wikipedia says so

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The Colts are 14-6 vs. the Texans in Houston all-time.

The 2-9 Texans rank 16th in the NFL in average attendance at 67,201 and 24th with a capacity percentage of .933. Sports teams generally announce tickets sold, not actual attendance, so don't expect the announced figure to match what you see.

Contact IndyStar Deputy Sports Editor Nat Newell at (317) 444-6182 or nat.newell@indystar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NatJNewell.

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