Colts vs. Bengals: 5 Positions to Watch Tonight

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Aug 29, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree (52) tackles Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Duron Carter (9) at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3: Wide Receiver

The Colts have the first 4 wide receivers on the depth chart firmly entrenched on the depth chart with T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Phillip Dorsett, and Donte Moncrief.

However, the 5th spot could potentially still be up for grabs largely between Duron Carter and Griff Whalen, with veteran Vincent Brown providing more distant competition.

It’s possible that the Colts could go with six wide receivers and keep both of Carter and Whalen for special teams purposes; however, my guess is that the team would ideally like to see the physically gifted Carter win the 5th job outright. It’s still likely Carter’s job to lose, but Whalen with his grittiness has proven time and time again that he can’t exactly be counted out.

If one of the two wideouts simply plays spectacular tonight, it could very well be the difference in what’s been a close competition.