The Indianapolis Colts will have another tall task Monday night when they travel to New Orleans to face the 10-3 Saints on Monday Night Football.
The Saints have one of the top scoring offenses in the league, one of the best pass rushes as well, and the bad news for the Colts is that they don’t do so well when their opponent possesses such skills. The Colts will be without Kenny Moore,
Another issue lies with the Saints being one of the highest passing yardage offenses in the league. The Colts have given up an average of 410 passing yards per game over the last three games, so yeah, that’s not an ideal matchup for the Colts either.
On the other hand, the Colts are better offensively on third down, and significantly better defensively on third downs. The Colts also hold a sizable advantage in the red zone on both sides of the ball.
The Colts have to keep the Saints scoring down as they regularly hit the 30-point mark, however, when they don’t when they don’t, they have barely gotten into double digits. For the Colts sake, they should hope that Matt Eberflus and Frank Reich can dial up a similar gameplan the Jaguars, Rams, Cowboys, and Falcons did earlier in the year.
In those games, the Saints averaged 10.75 points per game. It may be unlikely the Colts can pull out such a massive win, but there’s definitely a chance that they can leave New Orleans with the major upset.
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