The Colts and the Bills play on Sunday in one of the league’s less notable matchups. But if the Colts are going to win, they are going to have to win these key matchups.
The Colts play the Bills on Sunday and both teams need a win. Buffalo will be without their starting quarterback and will be starting 35 year old Derek Anderson. This looks like an easy one for the Colts, but if they don’t win these matchups, it won’t be.
Marlon Mack vs. Bills Front 7
Mack played well against the Jets last weekend after finally being healthy. He looks like he has gotten over that hamstring issue and can contribute for this team moving forward. If he can run the ball well against the Buffalo D, the Colts have an excellent shot at winning.
Colts D line vs. Bills O-Line
The Colts got pushed around at the line of scrimmage last week. They rarely got any push up front and couldn’t put any pressure on Sam Darnold. But if they can get Margus Hunt back from injury, they should be able to give the Bills’ o-line some issues.
Colts Receivers vs. Football
Drops have killed this team all year long. They have 18 drops in the last 3 games alone. It clearly is a mental issue that they have to deal with now. T.Y. Hilton returned to practice yesterday, so maybe he will help. But the receivers can’t keep failing Andrew Luck.
Indianapolis vs. Injury Report
Yesterday’s report looked better than it has for a long time for Indy. They had a lot of people come back to practice, and only had 5 players not participating. That is huge for a team who has yet to play a game at full capacity this season.
If the Colts win all of these matchups, they will not have any issues winning this game against a bad Buffalo team.