This matchup showcases two great quarterbacks. Whichever QB can protect the ball and take some shots down field could end up winning the game.
Andrew Luck faces a tough game this week. He faces Philly and their stingy defense. He is used to facing tough defenses though. He’s done it his whole career. But he will have to do it with another great young QB on the other side of the field; Carson Wentz.
Wentz was playing fabulously last season before he tore his ACL. He was playing at an MVP level, and probably would have won it had he not gotten hurt. But this is his first game back since that injury. He is going to have to shake off some rust.
Normally the Colts are a team you would want to face if you are rusty. But not this time. This Colts defense has a ton of confidence after a superb game in Washington. They are eager to show everyone that that performance was not a fluke.
Luck has had issues turning the ball over. But if the Colts are going to win this game, he has to limit those. He can’t make bad throws in the red zone or in his own territory. He needs to be smart with the football and know when the ball needs to be thrown away.
How well Wentz will play is a mystery. This is his first major injury, and only his third year in the league. If he shows some rust, the Colts should be able to take advantage. Luck might have the upper hand in this matchup as far as quarterbacks go.
As usual, it will come down to which one of these QB’s can make plays in the fourth quarter. And whoever does, will win the game.