How the Colts Will Win It: Andrew Luck continues to make jaw-dropping throws and timely scrambles to keep the offense rolling. T.Y. Hilton pulls a successful Torrey Smith transition from fly route maven to all-around No. 1 receiver. Finally realizing that they actually traded a first rounder instead of a fourth rounder, the Colts front office mandates 20 touches a game for Trent Richardson and he elevates the Indy ground game from “three yards and a cloud of dust” to “FOUR yards and a cloud of those little black rubber pellet thingies in Field Turf”. Someone emerges in the season’s second half to complement Robert Mathis and Cory Redding on the pass rush, and Vontae Davis keeps living up to his talent and locking down No. 1 wideouts.
Leslie Frazier hasn’t made a decision on which of these two players he will start on Sunday. Freeman missed the last game with a concussion and Frazier liked what he saw from Ponder, but he also knows that the team signed Freeman with the intention of finding out if it had anything.
Also, Matt Cassel could be better than both, but is completely out of the equation because that’s not going to do anything for the future and they’ve given up on the present. That’s pretty evident when they’re deciding between Ponder and Freeman.
Cook and Sanford have yet to practice this week due to hip and groin injuries, respectively, once again leaving the Vikings shorthanded. The Vikings do have some potential talent in the wings, namely rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes, but nothing proven. Until the Vikings shut down a passing attack of merit, quarterbacks like Tony Romo will be licking their chops heading into matchups like Sunday’s.
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