The Colts are trying to follow up their gritty home win from last week with another solid home victory this week against an inferior team.
The Colts have been a much better team than a lot of people expected coming out of the gate. They have played some great offense so far, and that has led them to a 2-1 record. Now they take that record into this week’s matchup against an overmatched Raiders team.
Before the season started, the Raiders had a lot of buzz around them. Now that they have parted ways with Antonio Brown, their offense just doesn’t have a whole lot of pop. They have only scored 20+ points once, and that was their only victory of the season.
Jacoby Brissett will be building off his best performance as a pro. He shouldn’t have too much trouble leading a similar performance this week. The Colts just have a better team all around than Oakland does. But having the better team doesn’t always result in a victory.
This could be a trap game for Indianapolis. They play the Chiefs next week on Sunday Night Football in Arrowhead. If they aren’t careful, they could overlook this struggling Raiders squad and get caught with a loss before that big matchup. That’s why they have to stay focused.
Frank Reich does a good job making sure his team doesn’t overlook games. He makes sure they are prepared with every detail. This game is also at home, so that makes things a little easier too. But they still have to execute their gameplan to win.
The Colts shouldn’t have too many issues in this one, but you never know in the NFL. Everyone is ripe for an upset every week.