As we saw last night, if you don’t play your starters in the preseason, there is going to be some rust to knock off. The Colts might have to deal with that.
The Colts played their starters in the preseason a little bit. Most of the first team offense was out there together for at least a few series in a couple of games. Same goes for the first team defense. Hopefully they were out there long enough to prevent them from being rusty on Sunday.
Last night during the Bears-Packers game, we saw what rust could do. Neither offense was good at all, and only 17 total points were scored in the game. The Colts are looking to avoid a similar start, and have at least played their starters at some point in the preseason.
But they haven’t played any of the starters on offense since week 2 of the preseason. That still leaves about a month in between games. That could lead to some rust early in the game, especially the first half. The Colts need to actually have a fast start if they want to win Sunday.
The fast start is necessary because the Chargers’ offense has been together for awhile. They haven’t made any major changes to their roster, except for the offensive line where they have some injuries. They will be well in-sync.
In contrast, the Colts are breaking in a new starting quarterback. If they can get off to a fast start with Jacoby Brissett, the are in a great position to win because the Chargers won’t be expecting it. They need to knock off the rust as soon as possible.