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Fewer teams have been in as much turmoil as the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans, but the Colts must be glad to see a light at the end of their tunnel. Indianapolis has been a revolving door of quarterbacks since the shock retirement of Andrew Luck. Last season the Colts went with Wentz, and after just one season the Colts let him go and eventually sign with the Washington Commanders. The Colts will now bring in Matt Ryan to fill their quarterback room.
Ryan must be thrilled to leave the Atlanta Falcons situation and enter a team that not only has a reliable defense, but a monster line to protect him with and maybe the best running back in the league with Jonathan Taylor. The Colts will travel to Houston and face a team heading in the opposite direction. The Texans will be without Watson this season after a trade sent him to Cleveland.
The Texans depth chart is seriously lacking at all positions, but it can not be understated how much of a void they will have at the quarterback position. Davis Mills is their starter with Kyle Allen as their backup. It will not help that the Texans will employ little help in the offensive line to help protect their quarterbacks. Brandin Cooks will lead a wide receiver room that has Nico Collins and Phillip Dorsett. Not exactly a star-studded roster.
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While the Colts have been more than a touchdown favorite most of the week at -8, the SI Sportsbook has the Indianapolis Colts now listed at -7. Both the Texans and Colts are priced at -110. Home underdogs in the NFL are always worth a look, but while Wentz is gone from last year’s team the Colts have a sour taster in their mouth after getting eliminated with a week 18 loss to the Jaguars. If you like the Colts, you may want to be it now. We do not think the -7 will last long.
The Texans are just the unlucky team that faces off against the Colts first. While many have ridden off Matt Ryan as over his prime, which may be true, we still see a lot of potential here with a fresh start. The Colts are ready to win now and built like it. They just need that missing piece, and Matt Ryan could be it.
The total is listed as 45.5 with both the under and over listed at -110. Interesting because we think the Colts defense is good and the Texans defense is especially bad, so what will the opposing offenses be able to do?
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