Frank Reich has done a really good job since taking over as head coach of the Colts. Bill O’Brian on the other hand has mixed results over his tenure. Reich has a better winning percentage than O’Brian so far, but there’s only one and a half years of numbers for that.
It will be up to Reich to have some innovative play calling tonight. That play calling will help soften the blow of still not having a lot of their playmakers available. His main goal tonight will be getting Zach Pascal and Chester Rogers in space. Getting them in space will be the key to moving the ball consistently.
O’Brian isn’t the best at making in-game adjustments. His ability to adjust to the Colts running game will be key for Houston. If he can’t adjust, the Colts will win. If he does, the Colts could be in trouble because running the ball is what they want to do.
Based on their past performances, I would give the edge to Reich. Reich has shown the ability to get receivers open for wide open catches. Getting receivers in spots where they don’t have to make contested catches every play is huge.
If the Colts can win these three matchups, they will win the game and take a commanding lead of the AFC South. No matter what, it should be a hard-fought game and close throughout the entire game. It would be very surprising to see either team blow the other out.