The Colts continue their young season in Philadelphia to face off against the defending Super Bowl champs. What hurdles do they face?
The Colts play against the Eagles on Sunday. It will be Carson Wentz‘s first start of the season after having an ACL tear last year. Now he leads the Eagles against a Colts team who has a lot of confidence coming off of a win in Washington.
Injuries will play a big part in this game. Both teams have injuries to some key players. The Colts are still trying to get Anthony Castonzo back from a hamstring. Meanwhile the Eagles only have 4 active wide receivers because of injuries. They also have Jay Ajayi and Jason Peters hurt.
Andrew Luck is going to have a lot of pressure in his face. The front four for Philly can get pressure on the quarterback in a hurry. We will likely see what we have seen the last few games, with Luck getting the ball out of his hands quickly. He also can’t turn it over.
On defense, the Colts should be licking their chops. Playing against a quarterback making his first start all year without a full wide receiving corp and an injured running back is a dream come true. The Colts defense should have another good day.
Even though the Eagles are loaded on paper, they are currently depleted. They also just got destroyed defensively by Tampa Bay, so they are certainly vulnerable. This is game that looked like a tough matchup to start the season, but is now a winnable game for the Colts.
No matter how depleted a team is though, you have to keep your focus. The Colts can’t let up even a little bit. If they keep the pedal down and are aggressive, they might come out a winner.