Colts: 3 clear advantages Indy has over Vikings in Week 2
1. Offensive Line
The Colts offensive line should have no trouble blocking Minnesota’s vaunted pass rush in Week 2.
In all honesty, Indianapolis would have the edge over most teams as it pertains to their offensive line, which is easily one of the best in the NFL. However, it didn’t perform like a unit with that billing against Jacksonville, specifically in run schemes, as Colts running backs managed just 76 yards on 20 carries.
For all you math geniuses out there, that equates to a ghastly 3.8 yards per carry. We get that it’s only one game, but those numbers came against what is expected to be one of the worst defenses against the run in 2020.
If the star-studded unit can translate the success it enjoyed protecting Philip Rivers — he was sacked just once for six yards — to the running game, the Colts will have a great shot at defeating Minnesota, whose offensive line is wildly inconsistent in pass protection.
What also gives Indianapolis a clear edge in this game is that the Vikings’ vaunted pass rush will be without Pro Bowl defensive end Danielle Hunter, who was placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury leading up to Week 1.