Colts vs Broncos Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 5 NFL Thursday Night Football Game

Colts vs Broncos Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 5 NFL Thursday Night Football Game


The 2022 NFL season is finally here and the Week 5 schedule is chock full of exciting showdowns. The action kicks off with a Thursday Night Football battle between AFC teams as the Indianapolis Colts visit the Denver Broncos.

The Colts' disappointing start to the season continued last week with a 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Meanwhile, the Broncos are also hoping to bounce back after losing, 32-23, to the rival Las Vegas Raiders.

Can the Jonathan Taylor-less Colts pull off a Thursday night miracle? Or will the Broncos use their opponents' injuries as a means to propel themselves to victory?

Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Colts vs Broncos Week 5 matchup.

Colts vs Broncos Projections

ESPN FPIBroncos (59.9%)
numberFireBroncos (61.2%)
FiveThirtyEightBroncos (60%)
Betting FavoriteBroncos (-3.5)

Projected Winner: Broncos (4)

Colts vs Broncos Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Broncos (6), Colts (1)
CBS Sports ExpertsBroncos (5), Colts (2)

Expert Totals: Broncos (11), Colts (3)

When it comes to projections, all four of the highlighted source sare backing the Broncos to win. While the experts' assessment isn't unanimous, 78.5% of them also side with a Denver victory.

As far as a Colts upset goes, their best shot at winning comes in at 40.1% on ESPN, which isn't much to write home about.

Even though the Broncos have been disappointing so far, all signs point to a Denver victory as the Colts try to figure out how to overcome Taylor's absence.

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