The Colts might have already clinched a spot in the playoffs but its no time to let up. Indy needs to prove that they can defeat top tier teams like the Cowboys (10-4). The Colts (10-4) have proved a lot this season and have done more then what most people expected, but the four loses so far have come againsy their four toughest opponents. This game is more than trying to gain home field advantage – it’s a statement game.
Just like always, the Colts are heading into the last part of the season short handed. Starting OL Gosder Cherilus is out along with Reitz and Thornton. T.Y. is still questionable but Pagano has said not to count on him. This means Donte Moncrief will play the biggest role of his rookie season this Sunday.
Another reason why this game won’t be a cakewalk is the fact that the Cowboys might possibly have the best offensive line that the Colts have faced all season. If Romo is going to have all the time he wants in the pocket, the secondary will have to step up. Vontae Davis is also questionable with a groin injury. If Davis cannot play this could be a huge blow to the defense.
So it looks like the Cowboys have everything going their way this Sunday right? I mean, they just beat their divisional rival and have to be feeling great about their 10-4 record. I don’t like to be the one who likes to put the matter of a situation ahead of the talent of teams but lets take a closer look. I know the Cowboys are playing pretty well this year but lets remember, we’re playing Tony Romo at the end of the season and they are riding a high into this game. By the way, even without T.Y. Hilton, the Colts still have an explosive offense led by Andrew Luck, and “Boom” Herron is finally getting the running game going.
I see the Colts struggling to stay with the Cowboys for the first half, but after they make some in-game adjustments Indy will come out with a win and an 11-4 record.
My prediction: 27-21 Colts.