This week’s game between the Colts and Bills is expected to be a very competitive one. Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen accounted for three touchdowns and led the Bills to an AFC wild-card win. In addition, Jonathan Taylor has scored 10 touchdowns in his last seven games.
The Bills are without QB Josh Allen due to an injury, but will have another quality quarterback in Matt Barkley. The Colts will likely start Matt Ryan and Parris Campbell. While both are journeyman quarterbacks, they have proven to be a reliable unit. If either of these two teams can get healthy and stay in the game, they will be very dangerous.
The Indianapolis Colts’ defense is looking impressive. They are ranked second in the NFL in forced turnovers. In addition, they forced five turnovers in their first preseason game against the Bills. Three of those turnovers were interceptions. The other two were forced fumbles.
The Bills are favored by 1.5 points at DraftKings Sportsbook, and the Colts are a -105 moneyline underdog. The point total in this game is 34, with an over/under of -110. You can watch this game on the NFL Network, but you may have to sign up for cable service. However, you can also try YouTube TV or Hulu with Live TV, which both offer free trials.
While the Indianapolis Colts are the preseason favorites, the Bills are loaded with depth and a capable backup in Case Keenum. This will be an interesting game to watch, as the Colts are coming off a humiliating Week 18 loss to the Jaguars, while the Bills just missed out on the playoffs.
The Buffalo Bills are a solid team with high expectations. Last season, the Bills went 11-6 and won the AFC East. They then blew out the Patriots in the Wild Card Round, but were eliminated in the Divisional Playoffs by the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime. In addition, they added James Cook and Kaiir Elam from the Florida Gators during the draft.
The Bills also have a strong defense, but the Colts have been struggling to score points in the preseason. Case Keenum was picked off twice and finished with 86 yards on 11 of 18 passes. In addition, he lost a fumble. Despite his struggles, Keenum is an excellent passer and should have no trouble distributing the ball to the Bills’ talented skill positions.
In the receiving corps, the Indianapolis Colts have yet to establish a go-to target. While Michael Pittman Jr. is the only true lock-in pass-catcher, the rest are inconsistent. Keke Coutee, Dezmon Patmon, and Ashton Dulin round out the Colts’ receiving corps.