The Indianapolis Colts host the Cincinnati Bengals this afternoon in the opening round of the playoffs. Both teams have spent the week prepping, and so have we.
These two teams met back in Week 7, and the Colts won that matchup 27-0. But these are hardly the same teams that played nine weeks ago.
We have the most recent injury news for both teams. The big news is that Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green will be out today. He was absent in the first meeting between these two teams and the Bengals offense ground to a complete halt.
We broke down the numbers with our weekly intel report.
We looked at the Colts playoff history and broke down just how impressive the franchise’s run has been lately.
NFL All-Pro rosters were released this week. Adam Vinatieri and Pat McAfee were named to the first team roster. More surprising, Vontae Davis was snubbed for a spot on either the first or second team.
With all of the coaching firings across the league this past week, Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has started to generate some interest. It was reported that the Oakland Raiders were interested and it now sounds like the Buffalo Bills are as well.
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Date: Sunday, January 4th
Start Time: 1:05 pm EST
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
Weather: The roof will be closed, but for those heading downtown it will be 36° with a strong wind.
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 -3.5 Over/Under: 48.5 – This is from earlier in the week and might have shifted with the news that Green is out.