Thursday Night – Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
As the season begins to wind to a close, Thursday Night Football brings us a very interesting matchup between two teams who couldn’t be any further apart. One has a stellar, Super Bowl-caliber defense but can’t find their own way on offense. The other has the golden child at quarterback and an offense that can score from anywhere on the field, but a defense that would struggle against many college teams. Whih will prevail on TNF?
Keys to the Game
If the Broncos are ever going to have a good game on offense, it’s going to be this one. The Colts D is about as soft as they come. The Denver defense, as good as it is, is going to give up a few points in this one, so the offense is going to need to come through with a few of their own. Wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders will need to make some plays down the field to open up some running lanes. Running the ball is going to be the key to keeping Andrew Luck off the field and letting the Broncos’ defense catch their breath.
Protect Andrew Luck and score as much as possible. Even against this weak Denver offense, I don’t have any faith in the Colts’ defense to get the job done, so it will be up to the offense to take care of this. They need to keep the Denver defense on the field and wear them down with a consistent, balanced offense en route to scoring 5 or 6 times. That’s obviously not going to be any picnic against this defense, but if they can pull it off, there’s no way Denver will be able to keep up.