The Indianapolis Colts open up the 2014 season at the Denver Broncos. The team’s kickoff NBC’s Sunday Night Football with a rematch of last season’s coming home party for Peyton Manning.
We’ve spent the past week preparing for the game and the season.
Earlier in the week, we spoke with the editor of Predominantly Orange to get some intel on the Broncos. To read their answer, go here for our Behind Enemy Lines.
Last year, the Colts defeated the Broncos in part due to the strength of a few individual matchups. Here are the matchups you should watch this time around.
Can the Colts win tonight? Here’s what you should watch for if they’re going to pull out the win.
The Colts will be without lineman Joe Reitz and safety Sergio Brown didn’t travel with the team. We already know Robert Mathis will be out, as will Broncos’ Wes Welker (there was talk that the new drug testing policy would nullify his suspension, but that won’t be the case this week).
Date: Sunday, Sept. 9
Start Time: 8:30 pm EST
Location: Denver, Colorado
Venue: Sports Authority Stadium at Mile High
(The rebroadcast will be on the NFL Network at 9:30 PM Monday night)
The radio broadcast can be heard on 1070 The Fan, 97.1 HANK FM in Indianapolis. They can be found on member of the Colts Radio Network outside of Indy. Bob Lamey returns to do play-by-play along with Jim Sorgi offering color commentary.
Broncos -7.5 Over/Under 55.5 (pro hint: take the over)