The Indianapolis Colts are coming off of two impressive wins, and now are set to take on a very favorable section of their schedule over the next several weeks. That all starts with the Denver Broncos visiting Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday.
The Colts’ offense is a bit of a conundrum in that they have several facets of their game in which they sit amongst the top 10 of the NFL including third down percentage, penalty yardage, time of possession and more. On the other hand, they sit near the bottom in yardage per game, yardage per play and more.
So, how exactly is this offense being seen by other teams? Additionally, the defense has been inconsistent to say the least, yet each side of the ball has some big-play ability that isn’t truly being harnessed right now.
How will the Colts stifle the Broncos this Sunday? Can they wear down their defense as they have others in recent weeks? Can the defense stop the Broncos’ running game and get to Joe Flacco throughout the game in order to cause some turnovers and rack up some sacks in the process? We’ll take a look in today’s show.
We also take a brief look at the Colts’ top PFF grades, what does that mean, and how confident can the team be going forward with some of their better players taking a while to get up to speed?
Finally, Matt looks at the lack of production from receiver Deon Cain. Cain was a training camp darling in his rookie season before he was sidelined for the year with an injury. This year he’s yet to do anything of note in spite of being on the field more than enough to get some production for this offense.
We’ll take a look at the film to see what his play versus the play of others including Jacoby Brissett, Frank Reich’s role in Cain failing to make an impact, as well as what the rest of the receiving corps has to do with Cain being just a guy on the unit at this point. Does Zach Pascal’s rise have anything to do with it? Is T.Y. Hilton too much of a target alongside the tight end group of Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron? We’ll touch on a little bit of everything in order to look for an answer.
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