Colts vs Rams Preview

The Indianapolis Colts are heading into Week 10 looking for their third straight win. They return to Lucas Oil after a bizarre win last week on Sunday Night Football over the Houston Texans. It wasn’t a pretty win, but they got it done nonetheless.

In the first half, Luck was under constant pressure, causing him to force passes. With the passes he did get off, his receivers didn’t help him at all, as there were many drops by all of our receivers. Luck only completed 3 of 12 passes (25%) for 56 yard and had zero touchdowns, with only having 3 points at the half.

However, in the second half, we started to see the Andrew Luck we are so used to seeing. He completed 15 of 28 passes (53.57%) for 215 yards and 3 touchdown passes, including a 2 point conversion, and led the offense to 24 points. Down 21-3 at halftime, this team pulled together an unbelievable comeback. It really reminded me of last years game against the Packers as we were also down 21-3 and we came back to win 30-27.

The Colts now head into week 10 against the 3-6 St. Louis Rams. Just three weeks ago, starting QB Sam Bradford went down with an ACL injury, and is missing the rest of the season. This means that veteran QB Kellen Clemens will once again get the nod this week. The Rams have had a vicious running attack the past few weeks, as running back Zac Stacy has been a huge piece for them. In the last 4 games, Stacy is second in the NFL in rush yards. The Colts run defense are ranked 27th in the league, allowing 124.9 yards per game.

Keys to the game
-With a struggling QB, that means the Rams are gonna look to run more, we need to stack the box and stop the run as much as possible. We can’t allow Stacy to break any big runs.
-Continue to be successful on 3rd and 4th down. We are one of the best in the league at stopping opponents on 3rd and 4th down.
-The Rams defense line is very underrated and they are really good at getting to the QB, so our offensive line protection is going to be vital in this one. Roll-outs, play action, and dumb passes are going to be important. Luck is going to be scrambling a lot.
-Scoring points. Colts face a Defense that likes giving up points when teams get deep into their territory, ranking 30th in Orange Zone Efficiency, and 28th in the Red Zone.

This looks like it’s going to be a high scoring game for the Colts. The Rams are a scrappy team and with that defense, they most likely wont go away easily. But in the end, I predict a final score of Colts 27 Rams 17.

Comments

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