Colts vs. Buccaneers: Game prediction

Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)
Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images) /

The Colts are falling on their face right now. Can they stop the slide and get a much needed win over Tampa Bay?

Any win is a good win right now for the Colts. If it’s by one point, so be it. They need any win they can get and they need it badly. Playing Tampa Bay on Sunday, they have a good chance to get one. Even though it’s in Tampa, they can still get a win if they play well.

Overall, the Colts have more talent than the Bucs. The problem is most of that talent is still injured. T.Y. Hilton is almost certainly out. Devin Funchess won’t play. Neither will Chester Rogers. They have a new kicker out there, which honestly could be an upgrade.

Parris Campbell should play. It will be his first game since playing in Pittsburgh. Having some speed out there will be a big boost for this offense. Marlon Mack also has a chance to play after being a full participant in practice yesterday. Having him back would be massive.

They key for this game will be the offensive line. If they can hold up and open up holes in the running game, the Colts have a great shot to win. If they don’t, they won’t win. The secondary is also a big key. Several members of the Indy secondary are on the injury report. If they aren’t healthy, things could get dicey.

Prediction: Buccaneers 24 Colts 17

The Colts are on a big downtrend. They haven’t shown any ability to fix the way they’ve been playing over the last month. Getting a couple of players back on offense won’t be enough to change that fact. This loss will be the final nail in the coffin to their playoff hopes.

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I hope I’m wrong, but this team seems to have lost its juice. It’s a shame really.