After an underwhelming 1-2-1 start to the season, the Indianapolis Colts can turn things around against the Denver Broncos.
The Indianapolis Colts are heading into a short week following a Week 4 loss at home to the Tennessee Titans. Indy will be heading out west to take on Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos. Like Indianapolis, the Broncos have had a disappointing start to the season and are hoping to turn things around.
The Colts started out sluggish again last week against the Titans and really made it hard on themselves in the second half. Denver is not going to be a cakewalk either. If Indy does not come ready to play, it could get ugly. I am going to talk about three things that this struggling Colts team can do to pull off the upset in Denver this Thursday night.
3. Colts must have a strong start
Indianapolis is one of the worst teams ever as far as starting a game off right. There always seem to be mistakes or issues within the first drive and even quarter. The Colts can not afford to do that in this contest.
Indy needs to start out the game with a good first drive on offense. Mix in different things, run some screen passes, look to take shots, get chunks in the run game, anything besides the basic stuff we have been doing. Even if we do not score a touchdown, it will be imperative to have a solid first drive that moves the ball down the field.
The Colts should be doing a lot of preparation for this Broncos team. They have not set the world on fire to start the season as some people expected. When we come out on defense, we need to make sure that we are energized and flying to the ball. Denver has the potential to be a high-powered offense, much like the Chiefs, so the Colts must be on their toes at all times.
There are many people that are playing and coaching for their jobs in these upcoming games. That is another reason that this game is important and a fast start is needed. If Indy does not have a hot start or can’t get the ball moving, look for there to change.