I cannot stand fair-weather fans. People ragging on their own team. Total nonsense. If you are a fan of your team then why are you cheering for your team to lose or cheering for a former player to annihilate said team. I hope any supposed Colts fan that wears a Broncos' 18 jersey jumps ship.
Ok, on to my main point.
Remember last year when we played the Patriots. Final score looks like they beat the snot out of us. Truthfully they didn't. We had a very masochistic game. We gave up a Punt return, an Interception return, and another Interception return. That's 21 points we gave up and 6-14 potential points lost. Still not enough to win but total loss of any momentum.
Same thing concerns me this week vs the Broncos. We can probably hang with them but we cannot gift them 3 td's.
Hopefully Landry is GTG and Freeman won't miss this game. We are gonna need them. They have 3 deadly receivers and a truly up and coming TE threat. and Knowshon is great at catching. Davis better be glued to Thomas, Butler better be all over Welker, and God help us if Toler plays like last week vs Decker. Now Freeman can hang with their TE with Landry helping out. This leaves Bethea on Knowshon or other Backs. We can cover them well since we know Peyton will not run.
The trick will be Pass Rush. If we cannot get to Manning we WILL lose. So Lets hope Mathis and Company can Contain them. I truly think this game will define this team this year. Defense will have to play lights out and Offense better treat each possession as a needed score.
My prediction: Colts 45 Broncos 35