The Colts play Washington in their second game of the year. With them playing in Washington, they have many challenges to face. How will they do?
The Colts play on Sunday at 1pm in Washington D.C. There are plenty of things to watch for in this game. The weather conditions could dictate who wins the game. With the wind and rain of Hurricane Florence baring down on the area, here is how the game will pan out.
One of the things to watch is the Colts offensive line. They will once again be playing without left tackle Anthony Castonzo, as he once again is out with his hamstring. That means Le’Raven Clark will have to deal with Ryan Kerrigan on the outside.
But because of the weather conditions, Clark might not have to do much pass protecting. He and the rest of the line will have to do more run blocking. The Colts have to run the ball well if they want to win this game.
They will also have to stop the run to win. Adrian Peterson had a great Redskins debut last week. He showed that he clearly has something left in the tank. If the Colts let him run wild, they are in for a long and painful Sunday.
Turnovers will be key in the game. Both teams will turn it over multiple times, but whatever team turns if over the least will come out victorious. That is the single most important stat in this game. The Redskins might win that battle.
Prediction: Redskins 17 Colts 13
The Colts have a tough task on Sunday. They have to play on the road in bad weather conditions without some key players. They will probably cover the 5.5 spread, but that won’t be enough. Peterson will have himself a day in a low scoring affair. The Colts will need to wait another week to get their first week.
I definitely hope I am wrong with this prediction. But based on the weather conditions, that is what I’m thinking.