The Colts started a run of easier games last Sunday and continue that with playing the Bills this week. Here is what you need to know about Buffalo heading into the matchup.
The Colts wasted an opportunity in New York to turn their season around. Fortunately, their division is so bad that they still have a chance to win it. That chance starts with beating the Bills at home on Sunday, where they face a backup quarterback.
News has come out that starting QB Josh Allen is out with an elbow injury. That means either Nathan Peterman or Derek Anderson would start Sunday. It sounds like they might be leaning towards Anderson because of how terrible Peterman has been in his career.
In any case, this could not be setting up any better for the Colts. They get to face a backup quarterback who has a depleted roster around him. If they can’t win this game, they might as well tank and try to get the number one overall pick in next year’s draft.
The Colts offense should have some success as well. The Bills have struggled keeping teams off the scoreboard. Now that does hinge on the Colts receivers actually catching the football. But the opportunity is out there for the passing game to do some damage.
Marlon Mack can do some damage as well. He looked good late in the game against the Jets. The Colts would be wise to get him some carries early on in the game. Now that he is healthy, he gives the Colts a massive boost in the running game.
This one will tell us where the team’s priorities lie once it’s over. They will either be still in the divisional race, or racing towards the bottom of the standings for next year’s draft position.