Colts have won eight of last nine meetings
The Indianapolis Colts may be a six-point road underdog but history is on their side. There is one simple way to stop the Colts…stop Andrew Luck, who had four touchdowns in week one of the season.
Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips looks to do just that with both DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller expected to get after Luck. If the pass rush can force Luck into mistakes, then the Broncos should walk away with the win against the Colts, who lost 39-35 despite a four TD game from Luck.
Chuck Pagano will have his squad ready.
“All 11 guys over there [concern me] and the guys they bring in, the backups that they have,” Pagano said Wednesday. “They’ve got a great front seven. We know that they can put a tremendous amount of pressure on your quarterback. We’ve got to do a great job in protection. They’re stingy against the run. The back end, the second level and the third level, they’ve got speed, athleticism and they’re very, very deep. Excellent on the outside at the two corner spots and the nickel spot. They fly around and they’re physical. They do a great job. Wade [Phillips] does a great job with that group. It’s by no chance that they’re ranked where they are and where they finished last year. They can hurt you in a lot of different ways from all levels so we have to be on point.”
The match up will be the first between the two teams in 23 years that there was not a player named Peyton Manning on either roster.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Denver Broncos this weekend!!
The Denver Broncos offense caught up with their high octane defense and handled Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, handing them their first loss of the season in a 29-10 domination.
“I felt we beat a good football team tonight,” Manning said. “It took the whole team … Great job by the defense.”
Manning and the team will have to get ready to hit the road and make their way to Indianapolis to face the 3-5 Colts who lost a close 29-26 game to the undefeated Carolina Panthers. Joining Manning and the Broncos is WR Vernon Davis who was acquired by the Broncos from the 49ers on Monday. Davis was more than happy to join Manning in Denver.
“It’s kind of overwhelming, Peyton he’s one of those guys every wide receiver dreams about,” Davis said. “I’ve been dreaming about Peyton since I left college … I don’t know if he knows it, but I’ve been dreaming about this guy. Where I came from, I just had to accept what I had. Not knocking those guys, Colin and Alex, those guys were, they were really good, they were good at their craft, they were good quarterbacks. We’re talking about Peyton Manning, a whole other level, we all know that, so a little overwhelming.”
There are still plenty of affordable tickets and great seats available for this weekends game at Lucas Oil Field. Get your tickets now and watch Peyton come home for the weekend.
The Denver Broncos had everything rolling their way up until the second half of the game against the New England Patriots. Then it all fell apart. Up 24-0 at halftime, the Patriots reeled off 34 points in the second half of the game. The game matched up super star quarterbacks Tom Brady against Peyton Manning and the record between the two now stands at 4-10 in Brady’s favor.
“I think that’s the test of football teams,” quarterback Peyton Manning said after the game, “I think it would be wrong if guys weren’t disappointed and bothered by this loss. So I think you’re allowed a night and maybe half the day [Monday] to still be ticked off about it and disappointed. That’s part of being a professional: [You] learn from it, study the film, learn from the coaches. We did some good things — obviously the running game was great. We had some mistakes, and when you make those mistakes, it’s hard to beat good teams on the road.”
One thing in favor of the Broncos is the easing of the schedule as they play non-playoff teams after the rematch against the Kansas City Chiefs. Great seats and tickets remain for this pivotal match up.