The Bills come into Indy having won only 2 games and playing a backup quarterback. Here is what the Colts need to do if they want to pick up their second win of the year.
Matchups are one things. But execution of a gameplan is another. That is what the Colts have to do in order to win on Sunday. They have to execute a gameplan that they come up with. They haven’t done a good job of that so far this season, and that’s why they only have one win.
One thing that should be in the game plan is running the ball often early. Marlon Mack needs to get a fair amount of touches in the first half. Running the ball will establish a balance that the Colts have not had all year long. Mack also has the ability to break out a big run.
Another thing that should be in the gameplan is throwing the deep ball. T.Y. Hilton should be back for this game so they will finally have a deep threat. The Buffalo corners are suspect and should be taken advantage of down the field.
On defense, the Colts should blitz more. The Bills are starting Derek Anderson. He has been in the league a long time, but there is a reason he has been a journeyman backup. Make him uncomfortable in the pocket and make him make a mistake.
They also should stack men up in the box. LeSean McCoy will surely be a focal point of this offense. Shut him down, and they are forced to throw. Stopping the run is a big key to making sure this offense doesn’t get going.
If the Colts can do these things, they shouldn’t have any issue getting their first win at home. But we all know how that has been going lately.