1. Patrick Mahomes is too explosive
I would be writing more comfortably today had the Indianapolis Colts had their record but faced the teams the Chiefs have. If the Colts were somehow able to tie the Cardinals and lose a close game to the Chargers I would have some faith in this game. However, Indy let the likes of Mills and Lawrence, two second-year quarterbacks, tear their defense apart.
Especially in Week 2, the defense was embarrassing to watch, allowing Jacksonville to score 24 unanswered points. Although the offense could be blamed for not scoring points, the defense didn’t do much in the way of stopping the Jaguars. The Colts have only three sacks on their record this season thanks to a late push by Kwity Paye in Week 1. Otherwise, the opposing quarterbacks have been relatively unpressured.
Mahomes has thrown for 595 yards or 297.5 per game for seven touchdowns. He averages almost a first-down per completion. There is no blemish on his record thus far other than one sack. He currently ranks sixth in yards, third in completion percentage, and is tied for first in touchdowns. Again, if Indianapolis made Lawrence and Mills look good we are going to make Mahomes look incredible.
The Colts defense has allowed 457 passing yards in total, 228.5 per game. They have also allowed four touchdowns, two per game. This unit also has no interceptions on the year and has only forced one fumble. Last season, Indy was tied for third in the league with 19 interceptions. That averaged out to just over one per game. Judging from how they have played thus far, Indianapolis will miss that mark by a large margin.
A lack of pressure and no interception threat in the secondary equals a recipe for disaster for the Colts this weekend. Mahomes will be able to move freely and wreak havoc on this defense. Even when you are closing in on him he finds a way to escape the pocket and make incredible throws down the field. This may be a game Indianapolis Colts’ fan turn-off halfway through.