Week 15 of the NFL season kicks off tonight at 8:25 pm ET with the Indianapolis Colts hosting the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football in a game where both teams are sitting in last place in their divisions. The Broncos will look to improve to 5-9, while the Colts look to move to 4-10.
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When: 8:25 p.m. ET
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
TV: NFL Network and NBC
Spread: Broncos (-2.5)
What They're Saying About The Denver Broncos:
Five reasons the Denver Broncos will beat the Colts on TNF (Fansided)
Vance Joseph Expected To Return As Broncos’ HC Next Year (NFLTradeRumors.co)
Broncos promote practice-squad S Dymonte Thomas to active roster (Denver Post)
What They're Saying About The Indianapolis Colts:
Quick Turnaround Aside, Colts Looking Forward To Primetime Matchup (Official Site of the Colts)
Indianapolis Colts Fans Left Off of List of NFL’s Best Fanbases (Fansided)
Colts Bolster Defensive Line, Pass Rush by Taking Bradley Chubb in Todd McShay’s Initial Mock Draft (Stampede Blue)
Both teams entered the season with playoffs hopes but poor quarterback play has been the Achilles heel for both. The quarterbacks for each team have combined to throw for 25 touchdowns and 27 interceptions, so perhaps this game will be an offensive struggle. Furthermore, games on Thursday Night Football are typically lower scoring because teams have less time to prep for their opponents.
If there is one storyline to monitor from this game, it's that the Broncos and Colts have met 26 times and the series is split. Both teams have won 13 games, so tune in to see who wins number 14.
Prediction: Broncos Win 23 - 13
The Colts have lost five games in a row and it will move to six after this matchup. This game will be won in the battle of the trenches, and if there is one thing the Broncos do well, it's getting after the quarterback. If there is one area where the Colts struggle, it's protecting the quarterback. The pressure that the Broncos will be able to generate will lead to turnovers and some possible easy scores.