Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos- 1/11/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indianapolis Colts (11-5) at Denver Broncos (12-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4:40 pm (Sports Authority Field at Mile High)
The Line: Denver Broncos -7 -- Over/Under: 53 See the Latest Odds
The Broncos and Colts do battle in Denver with a spot in the AFC Championship game on the line.
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The Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck will look to play spoiler on the road in Denver on Sunday and hand former quarterback Peyton Manning a premature exit in another Superbowl or bust type of season for the Broncos. The Colts were winners of the AFC South which aside from the NFC South was the most underwhelming division in football with the Jags, Titans, and Texans all finishing outside the playoff picture but Indy did have a pretty strong season and took down the short handed bengals at home last weekend. The Colts were able to move the ball decently well against the Bengals last weekend and secured a 26-10 victory but the Bengals were without AJ Green and Jermaine Gresham and had no success moving the ball offensively at all which basically forced the Bengals defense to the field for most of the afternoon. Indy will face a stiffer test here going on the road to face Manning and the Broncos who are still feeling the burn after last year's Superbowl debacle and have their sights set on getting back there once again this season.
The Broncos continue to produce game after game and while last season we saw the emergence of Knowshon Moreno and Julius Thomas in addition to Demaryius Thomas this year it was CJ Anderson and Emmanuel Sanders breaking out for the blue and orange. Denver is absolutely loaded offensively and very few teams have the ability to slow them down let alone stop them from scoring and while Indy can score points too they certainly don't have the personnel on defense to stop Manning et al. Denver shored up their defense as well by bringing in Demarcus Ware, TJ Ward, and Aqib Talib as a result of getting pushed around by the Seahawks in last year's Superbowl and while the moves haven't always panned out I think it is safe to say the Broncos would be more than happy with the price tag if it meant getting back to the Superbowl. This is an intriguing matchup of sorts with the Luck-Manning, Broncos-Colts angles but unfortunately that's where the intrigue stops as I think the Broncos come out and thrash the Colts here and get another shot at the AFC Championship game either at home to Baltimore or on the road in New England.