The Colts and the Bears meet tonight in their third preseason game of the year with most of the starters out of the game. Here’s what to watch for in the game.
Tonight is typically the dress rehearsal for the Colts. It’s the third preseason game, and that’s when most of the starters play. But that won’t be the case tonight as most of the starters won’t play for either team. This game is the “backup bowl”.
With it being the backup bowl, this is a game where a lot of jobs can be won and lost. The receiver battle will be at the forefront of the game. There are three players battling for the last spot, with those players being Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson, and Krishawn Hogan.
Another thing to watch are how the linebackers are rotated in. EJ Speed and Bobby Okereke are two rookies that are looking for some significant playing time. They are backups right now, but will probably get starts tonight with the coaches holding the first-teamers out.
Chad Kelly and Phillip Walker will be battling for the third QB spot, which will probably equate being the practice squad QB. Kelly has looked better than Walker most of the preseason, but also would be serving a two game suspension. That suspension shouldn’t be anything to worry about though.
This game will likely be mostly for the coaches to evaluate the roster before final cuts are made. Other than that, this game will likely be a snooze fest for the fans to watch.