The Colts take on the Chiefs in the big matchup of the week. Who is going to win in a rematch of the Divisional playoff game from a year ago?
This is the toughest game the Colts have on their schedule. They play a great Chiefs team at their place on Sunday night. That’s a tall order just in of itself. But it has become much harder now that we know who is out for this game for the Colts.
It’s truly remarkable how banged up this Colts team is. On defense, Malik Hooker, Tyquan Lewis, Clayton Geathers, and Darius Leonard. That means their down their two starting safeties, a quality defensive lineman, and their best overall player on defense. That is massive.
Patrick Mahomes is licking his chops right now. He sees a bloodbath about to happen with all of those missed starters. This defense is already bad as it is. They don’t need any help to be worse by missing starters. It doesn’t look much better on offense either.
The Colts will be without Parris Campbell, Devin Funchess, and possibly Marlon Mack and T.Y. Hilton. Who’s left to move the ball? Might as well just throw in the JV squad for this one, because with all of those guys out, it’s impossible to win this game against this good of a team.
Prediction: Chiefs 38 Colts 17
The only reason the Colts even score 17 in this one is because the Kansas City defense is so bad. Otherwise, this would be a complete massacre. There’s a good chance the Chiefs score more than 38 with this many guys out on the Colts defense. But I’m hopeful they won’t get past 40.
After this game, they get a bye week to lick their wounds. They need to use that week to get themselves healthy. Otherwise, this season will spiral out of control fast.