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Colts Cast: Breaking down Colts-Bengals Week 1 matchup with Joe Goodberry

Joe Goodberry of the Athletic Cincinnati joins Matt to discuss the Colts-Bengals 2018 season opener

The Indianapolis Colts have a lot to look forward to with their youthful roster. But, will that be a delayed in the Colts’ home opener against the powerful defense of the Cincinnati Bengals? Joe Goodberry (from the Athletic Cincinnati) joins Matt Danely to discuss every facet of the team’s 2018 season debut.

The Bengals offense will be one where we largely know what we’re getting. A.J. Green, Andy Dalton, Joe Mixon and more will be squaring off against an inexperienced Colts defense in which the Colts find themselves in a situation where their season will largely weigh on forcing turnovers and outplaying their expectations.

Several rookies and second-year players will be taking on this task against a quick-passing offense in which creating pressure on the passer may be slim pickings. The Colts offense will have a rough matchup out of the gate as well.

Can the Colts backfield become a legitimate force as a unit, or will they struggle to complement the offense, making them one-dimensional? Additionally, can the receivers get through initial contact and get open quickly to get the offense in a rhythm, or will the heavy pass rush the Bengals’ front four can provide overwhelm the duration of the offensive line’s ability to protect Andrew Luck?

Many questions for this Colts roster right now, and we won’t really have a great idea on how consistent they can be until we see the product ‘officially’ on the field. Joe brings great conversation on the matchup, and tells us what we need to know about the Colts’ opponent this week.

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