2015 NFL Preview Week 9 – Denver at Indianapolis

Here’s a game for sports bettors and NFL fans alike. The 7-0 Denver Broncos, led by Peyton Manning, go into Indianapolis to play the struggling 3-5 Colts who are led by Andrew Luck. The Broncos, who have the best defense in the league, started as three-point favorites in this one and are now at minus five! If you’re going to take them, do so ASAP

The Broncos easily handled Green Bay last week, beating them by 19 points, while the Colts lost in overtime to the still undefeated Panthers 29-26. Denver has certainly pulled some games out that they looked like they would lose, while the Colts, who have had their ups and downs, have had more downs than ups. If Indy is going to have a chance on Sunday, they are going to have to not only buck up their weak D in a major way, but Andrew Luck is going to have to play at a whole new level than he has all season.


Here they come, the Denver Broncos led by former Indy QB Peyton Manning. Manning can’t put the zip on the ball in the manner that he used to and he’s struggling with accuracy, but he still has enough left in the tank to make things happen. Plus, he’sw backed up by an amazing defense that has been responsible for turning around many games this season.

That defense has helped him a lot, as Manning has thrown 11 INTs, but has tossed just seven touchdown passes. He does have a great group of receivers, including WR Emmanuel Sanders who has caught three passes for scores. Ronnie Hillman leads the rushing attack averaging 4.5 YPA, He’s score three TDs.

The Bronco D is allowing just 16 PPG. That’s astounding especially in a league like the NFL where so many teams are scoring machines. They have 29 sacks, 28 TFL, 9 INTs, and 30 PD. What may be this unit’s most amazing statistics are their 16 FF, 8 recoveries and 1 TD. Plus, they have 2 blocked kicks and 3 interceptions for touchdowns. The Bronco defense is like a second offense for the team.


Despite their 3-5 record, the Colts are still the top team in the AFC South, which does not say a lot for that division. Don’t expect a wild card team to come out of that grouping. It is a very weak division.

Luck continues to struggle even as he heads towards veteran status, making many wonder if he really does have the chops to be a starter in the NFL. He’s got 13 touchdown passes, but he’s tossed 12 picks too. Plus, Luck has been sacked 14 times and is completing less than 55% of his throws.

Frank Gore, the team’s primary running back, has fumbled three times this season, losing two. His three touchdowns are the only rushing scores the club has had. There are two dangerous pass receivers on the Colts, T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. Together they have caught eight touchdown passes and amassed over 1,000 yards.

The Colt defense is good overall, but they are prone to lapses. DB Dwight Lowery and safety Mike Adams have done well in defending against the pass; they have 4 PD and 2 INTs and 5 PD and 4 INTs respectively. The club has notched 12 sacks with LB Robert Mathis responsible for one-third of them. The Colt defense could be the difference-makers in this game especially due to the fact that Manning is vulnerable in terms of his often lackluster passes.

Best Bets

In 9 of their last 10 meetings, Indy has won ATS and in eight of 10 contests the over has been the right bet. This time, we’re looking for Denver to win by between six and 10 points. Also, the over/under is at 45 points. We’re taking the over, as we expect the Broncos to score a lot of points with at least one score by the defense and Indy to be able to put 10 to 14 on the board. This will be an interesting contest for live betting fans, as there should be a lot of turnovers.

November 7, 2015 by : Posted in NFL, Sportsbook No Comments

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