The Colts finally get to play a home game three games into the 2019 season. Their opponent is Atlanta. This game could be harder than people think.
Not many teams have a player who won an MVP on their team. MVP’s are very hard to win, and they commemorate a great season that a great player had. The Colts play a team who has an MVP winner on their squad, with that player being Matt Ryan.
Because of that, this game against the Falcons will be harder than people realize. You don’t just win an MVP for nothing. Ryan is still very good, and has two great receivers to throw to in Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones. They are still a dangerous offensive team.
The Colts need to keep their defense in check in this one. The secondary needs to build off of the strong performance from last week. If the secondary plays like that again, then there shouldn’t be too many issues in this one. But that is a tall order.
On offense, the Colts shouldn’t have too many issues running their offense. Running the ball is a big key for them, and they should be able to do that just fine against this defense. They also should be able to throw the ball down the field if they so choose too.
I would like to see the offense expand its playbook just a little bit. I’d like to see them take a few more deep shots. They took a couple against the Titans and got rewarded for it. I’d like to see them throw deep routes to T.Y. Hilton or Parris Campbell and see what that does for them.
Because this game is at home, the Colts have the advantage. But they might be missing Darius Leonard, who is in concussion protocol. If he can’t play, that is a massive blow to this defense. He is their best player on defense by a mile.
Hopefully he can be healthy enough to play though. We will keep you updated on the latest with his condition as the week unfolds.