Sean's Free Pick
Indianapolis vs. San Diego,
10/14/2013 20:40 EDT,
Score: 9 - 19
Point Spread: -1/-110 Indianapolis
Indianapolis Colts -1 vs San Diego Chargers MNF
Let’s just jump right into this Monday night game everyone.
Here we go with the final game on the board for Week 6 of NFL action. Now, I don’t claim to know everything about anything. But I do know this. I was wrong. For the last year and counting, I was wrong about these Colts. I thought they would struggle last year. And I thought they would hit the proverbial sophomore slump this season. But this team does one thing well. Win. They win at any field they head to. This team traveled to San Fran and beat a pretty good 49ers squad. They could have had a flat spot, look ahead or whatever you want to call it against Jacksonville. They didn’t. They just won 37-3. And then took care of business against another decent NFC West team in the Seattle Seahawks.
Andrew Luck should have been the Rookie of the Year last year. He will win an MVP in his career no doubt about. He has a stud work-horse RB behind him now. Trent Richardson will elevate the play of the offense around him by making defenses respect the run game, thus opening up more passing lanes for WRs Reggie Wayne, TY Hilton and Raider cast-off, the speedy Darius Bay. Let’s not forget about TE Toby Fleener. This offense will be able to move the ball tonight vs San Diego.
Ah, the Phillip Rivers led Chargers. This guy is putting up some very good numbers. I can’t knock him. But I have to say. I did not think SD would be very good this year. These guys should have won the game vs the Texans. Now that would look good on the resume except the Texans have looked terrible vs everyone they have played. They then went on the road, (I had Philly) and rolled it up on the east coast and beat the Eagles. They lost to the Titans, beat Dallas, and just lost to the Raiders. Talk about an up and down team. I think they are going down again here. Too many question marks for me here on the OL and the defense is very leaky to say the least.
My Final Thoughts
I think the Colts are the real deal here. I think they will win the AFC South. They have a very good offense. The entire team buys into their coach. The defense bends, but doesn’t break. Maybe it is smoke and mirrors. Whatever it is, it is translating into wins. Heading out west is never easy. But these guys took care of business once and will do it again here. We will back the road team with the better defense and offensive units here. At this price, the play is the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -1.