Week 15 vs. Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts have been one of the hardest teams to gauge this season. When the Colts are firing on all cylinders they can be one of the hardest teams to stop from scoring. However, they have also had several outings this year where they look flat.
To give them credit, they had to run with Brian Hoyer for practically two games, which hurt the team’s playoff situation. But even once Jacoby Brissett returned, the Colts could not get the job done in two huge division games against the Houston Texans and Tennesee Titans, scoring only 17 points in each.
The Colts were in both games as well, losing by three against the Texans and were close with the Titans for most of the game before turnovers started to haunt them.
The path to victory for the Colts is to stack up behind one of the few offensive lines that could make the case for being better than the Saints and running the football. If they can do that successfully, it opens the door for Brissett to make things happen.
The Colts stagger when they need Brissett to be what Andrew Luck was and take over the game. If they get out to an early deficit it could be all she wrote.
The Saints have one of the best run defenses in the NFL, ranking third in rushing yards allowed. I see the Saints jumping out to an early lead, never really pulling the game out of range and eventually winning a game that looks closer than it really was.