Dolphins vs Colts Preview


Photo by Thomas J. Russo, USA Today Sports

Written by Chad Hahn


Current Records:

Indianapolis 5-3

Miami 1-7


The visiting Dolphins travel to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to take on the Colts.


On the year, the Dolphins are now 1-7 and aren’t the worst team in football at the moment as now the Cincinnati Bengals are the only winless team left in the NFL. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who started the season as the Dolphins starting quarterback only to lose it and gain it back again is Miami’s leading passer and has thrown for 1,195 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Preston Williams has been the Dolphins lead receiver on the year, catching 32 passes for 428 yards and 3 touchdowns. Due to the recent trade of Kenyan Drake to the Arizona Cardinals, Mark Walton is Miami’s leading rusher and has carried the ball 53 times this season for 201 and no touchdowns. Miami comes into Sunday’s game against the Colts with 5 players listed on their injury reports as Avery Moss, Daniel Kilgore, Ken Webster, and Preston Williams have all been ruled out while Mark Walton will miss the game due to a suspension.


The Indianapolis Colts enter Sunday’s game coming off of a 26-24 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers which Adam Vinatieri missed a late field goal that would have given the Colts the lead. Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett exited the game with an injury after going 4 of 5 for 59 yards. After Brissett could no longer continue, Brian Hoyer took over under center for Indianapolis and completed 17 of 26 passes for 3 touchdowns and an interception which was returned for a touchdown. Three different Cots receivers caught passes on the day as Zach Pascal, Jack Doyle and Chester Rogers were all on the end of Hoyer’s passes that found the end zone. Pascal was also the Colts lead receiver on the day as he caught 5 passes for 76 yards to go along with his score. Marlon Mack had an okay day on the ground as he rushed 21 times for 89 yards but didn’t find the end zone.


On the year the Colts are now 5-3 and currently sit in 2nd place in the AFC South. After the sudden retirement of Andrew Luck, quarterback Jacoby Brissett has stepped in and been great this year for the Colts, throwing for 1,649 yards, 14 touchdowns, and just 3 interceptions. It still remains to be seen if Brissett will be back in action this Sunday or if Hoyer will get a start for the Colts. T.Y. Hilton who missed last Sunday’s game against the Steelers has been the Colts leading receiver and has caught 32 passes for 360 yards and 5 touchdowns on the season. Marlon Mack leads the Colts in rushing and has carried the ball 159 times for 679 yards and 3 touchdowns on the year. The Colts enter Sunday’s game with 5 players on their injury reports as Ryan Kelly and Jacoby Brissett are both listed as questionable while Pierre Desir, T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell are all listed as out.


Prediction


Although the Dolphins come in riding high from their first victory of the season. Whether it’s Jacoby Brissett or Brian Hoyer at the helm I predict the Colts win this game through the ground game led by running back Marlon Mack. The Colts have a much better offensive line than the Jets lead by one of the best guards in the NFL, Quenton Nelson.

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