The Colts play their first game of the 2019 season in the shadows of Hollywood as they go face the Chargers.
Football is back starting tomorrow. That’s when the first game is played between the Packers and the Bears. The Colts play their fist game on Sunday at 4:05pm against the Chargers in Los Angeles. This is going to be a tough first test for the Colts.
The home field advantage is too much of one for the Chargers, as they play in a soccer stadium right now and have had issues attracting their own fans. But the fact that the Colts have to play a playoff team from last season right off the bat is tough.
Add that to the fact that this is the first game for Jacoby Brissett as the heir apparent for Andrew Luck, and it only gets harder. It’s also a cross country trip, which is never easy to make. It will be a good first test to see where the team is throughout their entire roster.
The defense will be tested, although not as much as it could have been. Melvin Gordon is still holding out, so the Chargers will be without their best running back. But Darius Leonard and company will still need to stop Phillip Rivers and Mike Williams.
Offensively, the Colts need to run the ball well. Marlon Mack needs to have a big game if the Colts are to have a chance to win this one. If he can make some nice runs and gain chunks of yardage, the Colts have a chance to pull off an upset.
This isn’t the opener many Colts fans would have chosen to have, but it’s the one they got. We will learn a lot about this team shortly.