The San Diego Chargers got a nice rebound win last weekend when they smashed the visiting Jaguars 38-14! The Indianapolis Colts got pasted 34-20 in Denver last weekend against the Broncos! Here is a look at the matchups in this game:
When the Chargers have the ball: The Chargers are going to likely be pretty balanced against the Colts this Sunday. Look for RB Melvin Gordon to continue rolling against the Colts, as he is having a breakout season! Gordon will be aiming at a Colts’ D that is allowing 125.0 yards rushing per game and 4.5 yards per carry so far this year. Philip Rivers is probably foaming at the mouth after watching game film of the Colts’ pass rush and secondary! Rivers should have time to throw the ball (Colts have 2 sacks) and QBs have a 106.6 rating against the Colts so far this year! Look for Rivers to target WR Tyrell Williams on the deep shots down the field. WR Travis Benjamin is turning into Rivers’ favorite guy to throw to and I see that continuing in his game!
When the Colts have the ball: If the Colts were ever going to come out running the ball, it would be this weekend against a Chargers’ D that is allowing 76.0 yards rushing per game…..but 5.1 yards per carry. Frank Gore will probably get his fair share of rushing yards this weekend. Andrew Luck will need to hang in the pocket against the Chargers in order to make some throws down the field to WRs Phillip Dorsett and T.Y Hilton. Luck will also need to keep TEs Dwayne Allen and Jake Doyle heavily involved in the passing game.
PREDICTION: CHARGERS 26, COLTS 24