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Prediction - T-Rich Will Run For 128 yds & 2 TDS

Much has been made of the Richardson trade and the lack of production he has given the Colts over this 5 week span. I am not going to delve into all the excuses and possible legit reasons he hasn't blown up the NFL landscape with the Colts YET (yes I said yet), as I believe he will finally become comfortable in this system at some point.

Well, my prediction is that now after the bye week T-Rich will run for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns in this prime time Sunday match up against the sinking Houston Texans. And yes, that is my exact prediction, 128 yards and 2 touchdowns. Houston's defense is very good, in fact, I believe they are ranked at the top of the league. Although, the Texans are giving up 122.5 yards a game on the ground which is 28th in the NFL.

While the loss of Reggie Wayne is a giant turd in the punch bowl, not only because of his leadership, but because Reggie caught 35% of the Colts 1st downs. We know what Reggie brought to this team and I don't want to get into that either as it would take this post off subject. But that 35% for 1st downs is huge. And while I think that Luck and the rest of the WR unit will pick up the slack (because Andrew Luck is that good), I think there should be some obvious adjustments they will have to make and that may take a game or 2. How I think the Colts counter this loss is rely heavily on T-Rich on 1st or 2nd down or both to put us in a lot of 3rd and short, manageable situations. T-Rich has had 5 full games and now a bye week to familiarize himself with this offense, oline, and teammates. In this game I believe he silences a lot of critics and shows exactly the kind of running back he is against the 28th rushing defense in the league to the tune of 128 yds and 2 tds.

Folks, I am not giving up on Trent Richardson. But honestly, if he doesn't start to have some big games for us soon then this is going to turn out to be a bad trade. He is a solid back who will get us some very tough yards. But 1st round running backs have to give you more than 3.0 yds a carry. And they have to make IMPACT plays. Again this is why I am predicting Richardson will have a signature game this Sunday.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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