The Indianapolis Colts are looking for a bounce back game after giving up a boatload of points, 59 to be exact, last weekend to the New England Patriots. The Buffalo Bills are looking for a two game winning streak after working over the Miami Dolphins last week in Buffalo.
Looking at both squads and their respective match-ups, here are three bold predictions for the game this coming Sunday in Indianapolis:
1. Indy quarterback Andrew Luck will not throw two pick six touchdowns on Sunday. In fact, Luck will topple the 350 yard mark in passing, not throw one interception, and will pass for three touchdowns. On top of this, Andrew Luck will also score on a quarterback bootleg and lead the Colts to a 13 point victory over the visiting Buffalo Bills.
Luck is going to be a model of efficiency on Sunday, with only a handful of incompletions, and he will be a magician on third down completing over 75% of his third down attempts.
2. The Buffalo Bills will play well in spurts, and keep pace with the Colts for most the first half, but eventually will succumb to penalties and big plays that do them in. More to the point, Buffalo will turn the ball over in the red zone once, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will get hit, sacked; and fumble the ball late in the third quarter that basically stops any chance of a Bills comeback.
The Bills will score early, but not late, and not often enough to keep up with Colts who are angry about last week's embarrassment against the Patriots.
3. The Indianapolis Colts will score a defensive/special teams touchdown, and keep the Buffalo Bills dynamic returner Leodis McKelvin in check. In fact, it will be Colts return man T.Y. Hilton who breaks one and takes it the distance on Sunday. Lets add to this that the Colts defense will make amends for not getting to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady; and they will take it out on Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick who gets throw to the carpet five times.
Lets look forward to a good game on Sunday in Indy, and lets look for the Colts to rebound with a decisive performance over the Bills.