The Colts finally catch a break as star wide receiver T.Y. Hilton returns from a chest/hamstring injury and Buffalo is without rookie quarterback Josh Allen.
Derek Anderson will be starting at quarterback for the Bills this Sunday against a promising Colt defense. Players like Malik Hooker, Darius Leonard, and relatively un-known Jihad Ward will shine against a third string QB who has seven touchdowns to five interceptions in his few NFL starts.
Last week vs. the Jets, Malik Hooker got his first interception of the season against Sam Darnald. Leonard is a top candidate for defensive rookie of the year and currently leads the NFL in tackles even though he has only played in five games out of six this season. Jihad Ward, on the other hand, hasn’t been as big of a name for the Colts but has been extremely effective when it comes to pressuring opposing quarterbacks throughout the season and has emerged as a great sub-rusher coming off the bench.
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Star wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is making his return after missing a crucial two games. Drops have by far been the worst enemy for the Colts and with Hilton returning and the signing of Dontrelle Inman the Colts hope to improve upon drops this week at home.
Eric Ebron is also a target for Andrew Luck who has impressed amazingly this season as he is tied for most receiving touchdowns in the league and leads all tight ends in red zone targets and touchdowns so far this year. These three targets should have a good day, to say the least against a team who’s secondary is now known for quitting or retiring, at halftime. (I really hope everyone liked that one.)
Kicker and G.O.A.T. Adam Vinatieri looks to break the all time points scored record within the next few weeks. To completely destroy the current record, look for him to make all of his field goals and extra points when given the chance. This is not specifically something to watch this week, but it is something to watch over the next few weeks as Vinatieri looks to cement his future HOF spot even more.