Colts: 3 games where Carson Wentz can prove he’s back
2. Week 6 vs Houston
There was bound to be a cupcake matchup in here somewhere, no?
If Wentz struggles to find consistency through the Colts’ opening five games, all of which will come against teams that won double-digit games last season, he’ll have a prime opportunity to erupt against the hapless Houston Texans in Week 6.
This will be Indy’s first home game in a little less than a month after a brutal three-game stretch on the road in which they’ll face Tennessee, Miami and Baltimore, so it goes without saying that (regardless of how they finish that road trip) this will be a get right game for the Colts.
Carson Wentz has no excuse not to dismantle the Texans in Week 6.
The Texans figure to be one of the worst teams in the NFL next season. After all, they likely won’t have star quarterback Deshaun Watson, who’s seemingly starting down the barrel of a lengthy suspension in light of the dozens of troubling lawsuits being made against him.
Perhaps more pertinent is that the Texans’ defense has historically-bad potential. Not only did they release franchise cornerstone JJ Watt (instead of trading him for assets) this offseason, but they showed zero incentive to find a replacement for him.
The bottom line is that Wentz should have all day to throw and the Colts’ wide receiving corps should have a field day finding pockets of space against Houston’s secondary, which is shaping up to be the worst in the league by a significant margin after it ranked 24th in passing yards allowed per game in 2020.