While you may not think that the Colts don’t have a tough opponent in the Raiders on Sunday, but that is misleading.
When looking at the schedule, the Colts probably had this one penciled in as a win before the season. That might not be as clear cut as it once was. It’s not because the Raiders are a really good team, it’s that the Colts have all kinds of injuries,
In today’s injury report, there were several starters who didn’t even practice today. Most of them are key players who are integral to what the Colts want to do as a team. If they don’t have those players, it makes it much harder to win any game, even one against Oakland.
Injuries aren’t the only thing they have to worry about. The Colts play the Chiefs next week in primetime. They know that will be a big test in a rematch of the Divisional game a year ago. Everyone will be watching to see if this team is for real.
They can’t allow themselves to overlook Oakland though. Anytime a team overlooks another, they typically end up on the losing end. The Colts need to make sure that they stay focused on what they can control and don’t let any outside noise influence them.
We will learn more about the extent of the injury situation later in the week. Once they know what players will be available, they can gameplan to help around that. Hopefully they can gameplan enough to win Sunday no matter who is available to play.