Arizona Cardinals vs Indianapolis Colts

Frederick Owens
September 18, 2017

"You have to make some adjustments", offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski said. He said that winning one-on-one matchups and creating plays would be big for the Colts' offense to get on track. Until roughly midway through the third quarter, the Colts led 13-3 as the defense made the afternoon miserable for Palmer.

But Colts head coach Chuck Pagano declined to confirm those reports. Teaching that roster to win games it shouldn't, rather than lose games it should win (like this one) might be an even longer process. The NFL, and life in general, are just kind of amusing that way.

Worse, they lost superstar running back David Johnson for at least 2-to-3 months with a dislocated left wrist.

Sunday, Brissett won't be working with the weapons or coach he had in New England, but it's an opportunity. This would also allow for Donte Moncrief to get more involved with the offense after just one catch in week one.

Spoiler alert: it ain't Chris Johnson. He did not throw for a touchdown or interception.

At this point, who knows?

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With Andrew Luck out, I have zero faith in the Colts, and are a must-fade until he returns to the lineup. The defense sacked Palmer four times and picked him off once.

Brissett, acquired from the New England Patriots on September 2, will start the Week 2 home game, according to multiple reports. The Colts sent wide receiver Philip Dorsett to the Pats for Brissett.

Jacoby Brissett played well for most of the game completing 20 of 37 passes for 216 yards, but he couldn't get the job done at the end of the game in his first start with the Colts. It can't be Tolzien, not unless Pagano wants to spot the Cardinals a seven-point lead after the Colts' first offensive drive. It seems I was completely wrong, they can not protect Carson Palmer and now have to try to do so without D.J Humphries. He healed after tearing his ACL for a second time, this time in Arizona.

Hilton did not get the best of his matchup with Rams corner Trumaine Johnson in their week one matchup, mostly due to disgusting quarterback play. The Cardinals were moving the ball once again but this time it ended in the first turnover of the game with an interception of Palmer. Mathieu and former Colt standout Antoine Bethea are a formidable last line of defense. At the end of regulation he called timeout just prior to Dawson making what would have been a game-winner.

Even without Mr. Everything, David Johnson, Arizona still holds the advantage in this matchup from almost every vantage point.

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