No one is feeling good about themselves as the Indianapolis Colts visit the Denver Broncos in NFL Week 5 action on Thursday night.
The Colts (1-2-1) have a habit of falling behind early and trying to rally. They trailed at halftime in all of their games, including a 14-point holeshot that led to a 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans last week.
The Broncos (2-2), despite having Russell Wilson at quarterback, also struggled offensively. They are coming off a loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, who picked up their first win.
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Here’s what you need to know ahead of the game.
When do the Colts play the Broncos?
The game will take place at 8:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver.
How do I stream the Colts vs. the Broncos?
The game will stream on Amazon Prime, with Al Michaels on play-by-play, Kirk Herbstreit with analysis, Kaylee Hartung with side reporting, and former NFL referee Terry McAulay serving as rules analyst.
Charissa Thompson will host the pregame, halftime and postgame shows, along with former NFL players Andrew Whitworth, Tony Gonzalez, Richard Sherman and Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The game is also available on WRTV-6 in Indianapolis and on the NFL+ app.
How can I listen to the Colts vs. the Broncos?
The match can be heard on 93.5, 97.1 and 107.5 FM in Indianapolis, with Matt Taylor on play-by-play, Rick Venturi with analysis and Larra Overton with secondary reporting. The game can also be streamed on SiriusXM channels 226 and 813.
What is the prediction for the Colts-Broncos game?
Clear skies and temperatures in the 60s are forecast for Thursday in Denver.
Are the Colts favored over the Broncos?
The Broncos are 3-point favorites, according to Draft Kings. The over/under is 42 points.
Denver is 1-3 ATS, and 3 of their 4 games have gone under.
The Colts are 1-3 ATS, and all of their games have gone under.
Foal Injury Report
Colts out for the game: RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle), LB Shaquille Leonard (concussion), DL Tyquan Lewis (concussion), S Julian Blackmon (ankle); C Ryan Kelly (knee) and DT DeForest Buckner (elbow) trained but were listed on the injury report.
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Broncos injury report
Broncos out for the game: LB Jonathon Cooper (hamstring), S PJ Locke (concussion), OL Quinn Meinerz (hamstring), LB Aaron Patrick (concussion); doubtful: WR Tyrie Cleveland (hamstring), CB Dairus Phillips (hamstring), OL Billy Turner (knee); listed on injury report but will play: RB Melvin Gordon III (neck), QB Russell Wilson (shoulder), S Caden Sterns (hip/chest), G Dalton Risner (ankle) and CB K’Waun Williams (wrist).
LB Randy Gregory (knee) has been placed on injured reserve and will miss at least four games. Javonte Williams, Denver’s leading running back (47 carries, 204 yards; 16 catches) is out for the season with a knee injury.
The Colts are the worst performing team in the NFL (57 points in 4 weeks) despite averaging nearly 340 yards per game (19th). Indianapolis is 1 of 6 in 4th conversions (30th) and has scored a touchdown on 46.2% of its red zone opportunities (26th). … The Colts are 30th in turnover margin (-1.5 per game). … matt ryan completed 66.2% of his passes for 1,125 yards, with 5 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He was sacked 15 times and groped 9 times. … Michael Pitman Jr., who missed a game, leads them with 20 receptions for 224 yards with 1 TD. Colts tight ends have a combined 24 catches for 280 yards and 4 touchdowns. …KG Zaire Franklin has 45 tackles. … Kwity Paid has 3 of the Colts’ 7 sacks. … Chase McLaughlin is 3 of 4 on field goals, with a length of 51 yards. He missed a 51-yard try in Week 4.
Denver also struggles to score (16.5 ppg, 30th) and was the NFL’s least effective red zone offense (30% for touchdowns). … The Broncos are the most penalized team in the NFL (9.3 per game, for 71.5 yards). … Denver’s defense ranks in the NFL’s top 10 in many categories (#7 against the run, #9 against the pass), and it’s #1 in allowing opponents to score touchdowns in the red zone just 33.3% of the time. They are No. 7 in reaching opposing quarterbacks with 11 sacks. … Russell Wilson completed 61.1% of his passes for 980 yards, 4 TDs and 1 INT. He was fired 12 times. … Courtland Sutton has 24 catches for 343 yards and 1 TD. … Melvin Gordon 3 has 27 carries for 139 yards and 1 TD. He also has 8 catches. … Josey Jewell has 23 tackles. … Bradley Chubb has 3 bags. … Brandon McManus is 8 of 10 on field goals with a long 55.
Colts-Broncos vs. Common Opponents
The Colts tied the Houston Texans in Week 1 and the Broncos beat them by 7 points in Week 2.
Broncos connections to Indiana
Broncos LB Randy Gregory, who was placed on injured reserve, is an alumnus of Hamilton Southeastern High School. … TE Dominique Dafney attended Indiana State.
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