If you’re a Colts fan, you may not want to look at the injury report this week. Every key offensive player, save for Peyton Manning, has a mark next to his name.
There are a lot of questionables and a couple outs, meanwhile they face a Chiefs team that is 4-0 and seeking it’s first win in Indianapolis. Ever.
Other game previews with projections: TB@CIN | JAX@BUF | CHI@CAR | KC@IND | ATL@CLE | DEN@BAL | NYG@HOU | STL@DET | GB@WAS | NO@ARI | SD@OAK | TEN@DAL | PHI@SF | MIN@NYJ | (Teams on bye: MIA, PIT, NE, SEA)
The projections give the Chiefs the improbable 23.7-21.4 win. When was the last time you remember Peyton Manning losing two games in a row?
Peyton Manning and the Colts create their own matchups.
The Chiefs are where things get interesting. There are 14 running backs in the NFL averaging more than 70 yards per game, the Chiefs have two of them. To put “Colts” and “run defense” next to each other would be a serious insult to “run defense.”
Expect fantasy-worthy games from both running backs.
Peyton Manning, IND: 26-41, 300, 2 TDs
Matt Cassel, KC: 18-29, 219 yards, TD, INT, 5 rush yards
Thomas Jones, KC: 75 yards, TD, 1 catch, 5 receiving yards
Jamaal Charles, KC: 75 yards, 3 catches, 30 receiving yards
Joseph Addai, IND (injured-Q): 55 yards, 2 catches, 20 receiving yards
Javarris James, IND: 15 yards
Reggie Wayne, IND (injured-P): 8-110, TD
Pierre Garcon, IND (injured-Q): 6-80
Dwayne Bowe, KC: 3-55
Dexter McCluster, KC: 4-60
Chris Chambers, KC: 2-20
Blair White, IND: 2-20
Austin Collie, IND (injured-out): 1-5
Dallas Clark, IND: 7-70, TD
Tony Moeaki, KC: 4-40, TD
Ryan Succop, KC: FG, 3 XP
Adam Vinatieri, IND: FG, 2 XP
Colts: Sack, INT
Chiefs: 2 sacks