The Colts will try to follow up their solid win against Houston with a win against the Broncos. It might be a little bit tougher than people think.
Denver comes into the game against the Colts struggling offensively. They didn’t look good against the Chiefs on Thursday night, and they just lost Emmanuel Sanders via trade. Their offense looks like a complete mess, and now they have to come into Indy to play a confident Colts team.
From the Colts perspective, this has trap game written all over it. They are riding high after a great victory that gave them first place in the AFC South. They have to be careful to not have an emotional letdown after such a great win.
Offensively, Jacoby Brissett might not be as big of a factor as he was last week against Houston. Marlon Mack might be more part of the gameplan. They will probably try to get the running game going a little bit more than they did last week.
Defensively, they shouldn’t need to do anything too special. Joe Flacco is struggling mightily at quarterback. Denver doesn’t have any good playmakers who can consistently move the ball. Malik Hooker should also be back this week, so that will improve a defense who has played great the last couple of weeks.
This is another home game too. Really, there’s no reason why the Colts shouldn’t win this game. The only thing that could prevent them from doing so is an emotional letdown. But Frank Reich should be able to keep his team focused enough to avoid such a disaster.