AFC Game Of The Week
Colts (11-5 in 2013) at Broncos (13-3 in 2013)
Colts: This is the only competition to the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots in the AFC. The Colts are a good football team. Let’s not forget that they beat San Francisco, Seattle and Denver all last season. Luck has shown why he was selected first overall. Some people feel that they could finish with home-field advantage in the AFC and I wouldn’t be surprised either way. Reggie Wayne is back after tearing his ACL last season and they also signed Hakeem Nicks in the off-season. The biggest concern for the Colts is the way they get down in games and being able to come back and that won’t always work in their favor. Sunday night, they’ll face a familiar face in Denver.
Broncos: The last time we saw the Broncos play a meaningful game, an offense that made history last season was held to 8 points and they struggled to get anything going against the eventual Super Bowl champions. They made some signings to improve that defense which desperately needed it. To fix their issues in the secondary, they signed T.J. Ward and Aqib Talib. The challenge will be if Talib can stay healthy. They also signed DeMarcus Ware and he’s still a serviceable guy despite the injuries over the years. Eric Decker is gone on offense but they signed Emmanuel Sanders and with him I think this offense will be quicker. Peyton welcomes his old team to Denver to open up the season on Sunday night.
Prediction: The Colts will be without Robert Mathis for the first four games this year. That’s a big loss for them. They will also be without Vick Ballard after tearing his Achilles. Trent Richardson needs to be that guy for the Colts. He has to have a bounce back season. Denver’s offense will be a top three unit once again this year but I don’t see them repeating what they did in 2013. I like Denver in this one. Broncos 35 Colts 24