Re-ranking Houston Texans and AFC South after the 2021 preseason
As Carson Wentz goes, so do the Indianapolis Colts.
As the Colts traded for a passer whose career has been turned upside down after his torn ACL injury in 2017, they are going to have to make sure he stays healthy. Let’s be honest and admit that if Sam Ehlinger or Jacob Eason has to play for a significant amount of time, the Colts are going to struggle if they play them.
Essentially both rookies, there are going to be some surprise losses for the Colts this year. Remember how lucky the Colts were when Deshaun Watson fumbled the handoff and Anthony Walker recovered to seal the game? Indianapolis may not be so lucky against the Houston Texans again this year.
To add to the uncertainty of Wentz is the current health of their offensive line, which Horeshoe Heroes described as a “disaster“. When looking at their first three games of the season (Weeks 1-3) they’re playing:
- Seattle Seahawks
- Los Angeles Rams
- Tennesse Titans
These are all playoff teams and the Colts might just wind up with an 0-3 record after these games. The middle weeks of the season give this team some time to recover some wins. The final prediction for the Colts is a 10-7 record and a wild card spot.