Most of the Colts’ secondary has been listed on the injury report this week. But the good news is that most of them should be healthy enough to play on Sunday. Malik Hooker will for sure be out there after being a full participant in practice the last couple of days.
Denver just got rid of Emmanuel Sanders in a trade, so it will be interesting to see how they compensate for that. That should mean more opportunities for Courtland Sutton who is now the unquestioned number one receiver on the team.
Sutton is really the only player that the Colts need to be concerned with on the outside. They don’t really have any other deep threats or anyone who can beat man-to-man coverage. That’s a benefit for the Colts going into this game.
If Denver is going to have any success, they have to find a way to put their other guys in a spot to succeed against the Indy secondary. A lot of short throws might be the only way they have a chance. Expect the Colts to be able to shut them down regardless of their gameplan.
The last matchup to watch has to do with the Colts offense and how they deal with the Denver defense.