Week 2 features a battle between the Indianapolis Colts and the Minnesota Vikings, who both fell to divisional opponents in Week 1. The Colts let Gardner Minshew lead the Jacksonville Jaguars to an upset, while the Vikings were dominated by the Green Bay Packers from start to finish.
It wouldn't be shocking to see either team win this matchup, though there may still be some surprises. With that in mind, here are three bold predictions for the Colts in Week 2.
3. Colts Sack Kirk Cousins Five Times
While the Colts couldn't get Minshew to miss his throws, it wasn't from lack of a pass rush. Indianapolis finished the game with 4 sacks, dialing up all kinds of blitzes. While Kirk Cousins was only sacked twice against the Packers, Green Bay was able to get pressure often, including a play that resulted in a safety. The Colts will have opportunities to send the dogs after the quarterback again this week.
2. Philip Rivers Throws 50 Times
Philip Rivers passed much more in Week 1 than many thought we would see, throwing 46 passes in the game. Rodgers passed often against the Vikings in Week 1 as well (44 attempts). This is because the Vikings struggled to get a pass rush, while they also have a lot of inexperience at cornerback. Rivers should pick on these cornerbacks often in Week 2. The Colts also lost Marlon Mack due to injury, which could lead to more passing attempts going forward.
1. T.Y. Hilton Has 150 Receiving Yards
With Rivers passing a ton, T.Y. Hilton should benefit. We saw the Vikings' cornerbacks get turned around all game long against Davante Adams in Week 1, and the veteran Hilton should look to do the same. Hilton has also played much better at home in his career, averaging 78.4 receiving yards per game (compared to 67.2 on the road).
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