The Indianapolis Colts (0-1) host the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) on Monday Night Football. The Colts will get to open up the season under the lights in their second prime time appearance in as many weeks.
We’ve spent the week and weekend preparing for tonight’s game.
Both teams feature potent offenses and lackluster defenses, check out here for what you should be on the lookout for during the game.
The Colts will head into tomorrow’s game without inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman, who is dealing with a hamstring injury. That’s a blow to an already questionable defense as he is not only the best coverage linebacker on the team but also the best blitzing backer as well.
Colts defensive end Arthur Jones might also miss Monday night and is a game-time-decision.
The Eagles suffered injuries across their offensive line last week against the Jaguars. Guard Evan Mathis and tackle Allen Barbre are both out this week, and like for quite a bit longer. Mathis was placed on the IR-designated to return list, and Barbre lost for the season.
If the Colts can’t manage a pass rush against the Eagles questionable offensive line, and a quarterback who holds the ball too long, they’ll be looking at a long season.
Date: Sunday, Sept. 15
Start Time: 8:30 pm EST
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
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.
Colts -4.5 Over/Under: 53.5