A blog designed to mix the excitement of sports with the art of writing.
Friday, October 18, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 4-2 vs. DENVER BRONCOS 6-0 PREVIEW
The Colts vs. Broncos will feature Peyton Manning against his old team, the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos are favored by 6.5 points but here are some ways Indy can increase their chances of winning:
1. Keep Peyton and the Broncos off the field
The Broncos offense is led by Peyton Manning [22 touchdowns, 2179 yards], Knowshon Moreno [7 touchdowns] and Demaryius Thomas [528 yards]. The most explosive offense in the NFL, they are also one of the best offenses all-time. This means that Indy will have to get the running game going [see number 2], and do short checkdowns to Coby Fleener consistently.
2. Establish the running game early
The Colts lost running back Vick Ballard for the year in the preseason. They then signed former Giants back Ahmad Bradshaw to go with third year Donald Brown. The duo was not very effective, however, which led them to trade a first round pick to the Cleveland Browns for promising young running back Trent Richardson. But Richardson has been a disapointment thus far, with just 191 yards on 61 carries. If Indianapolis can get Richardson going early, then they can definitely win this one.
3. Give Luck Time
Star Quarterback Andrew Luck was pressured and hit time and time again in a 19-9 loss to San Diego. The Colts can't let the same thing happen against Denver or they'll be cooked by halftime. They MUST GIVE LUCK SOME TIME.