New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts Free Pick- 8/18/13
Indianapolis Colts (11-5) at New York Giants (9-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)
The Line: New York Giants -2.5 -- Over/Under: 40.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colts look to shake off a sloppy outing at home against the Bills while the Giants look to win their second straight game to open the preseason.
The Colts hosted the Bills last week to open the preseason and as we expected they were obliterated by the Bills to the tune of a 44-20 mark in front of their home fans. While it was considered a shock to some you had to expect that Andrew Luck wouldn’t see any time and that the Bills would come out hungry and looking to make a statement to the rest of the league that they could be a force to be reckoned with this season. While that may overstate the reality a little bit the Bills looked great in dominating the Colts and now Indy has to head to the road to face a Giants team coming off a nailbiter over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Chandler Harnish saw most of the snaps behind centre and while the likes of Vick Ballard and TY Hilton saw some snaps they were very limited and should be once again in New York.
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The Giants went into Heinz Field and came away with a five point victory over the Steelers and while it is the first game of the preseason it must feel good leaving Pittsburgh with a victory. Victor Cruz caught one pass in the victory but it was a 57-yard bomb for a touchdown as he clearly hasn’t missed a beat and will surely be the go to guy for Eli Manning once again this season. David Carr and Curtis Painter will see most of the snaps for the G-Men and while they don’t seem like viable options they help us here tremendously as they both have NFL starting experience and will be playing like it’s an audition for a starter’s role elsewhere. This would be a great matchup with all starter’s in full swing but in this case I’m siding with the home team as they’re a deeper club and have better options on the ground than the Colts do.