Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts-Denver Broncos Week 2 game.
Indianapolis Colts (0-1) at (-4.5) Denver Broncos (1-0), 4:25 p.m.
Mike: Broncos. What am I missing here? Denver’s defense still is really good (and really mean), while Indy’s offense is Andrew Luck and some duct tape. The Broncos should win this game by double digits, and if they do, the Chuck Pagano firing watch might start.
Ricky: Broncos. Andrew Luck might want to stay down the first time he’s driven into the ground Sunday. Otherwise, it could be a painful afternoon for the Colts quarterback.
Andre: Broncos. The Peyton Manning Bowl! Generally, Andrew Luck struggles against elite defenses and shreds crappy ones. But Luck actually beat the Broncos last season. That said, the Colts blew a 17-point lead in that game against an inept Manning, who couldn’t do anything with the ball until the second half. Something tells me Trevor Siemian will do better moving the ball up the field than Peyton did last year.
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