Defensively, the Colts improved significantly throughout the regular season and have now given up 23 points total in the playoffs after giving up an average of 23 during the regular season. I do think those numbers are a bit skewed as they beat a hapless Cincinnati team and an ineffective Broncos team. The Patriots have won the last five meetings between these teams by an average of 18 points. Andrew Luck has gotten the Colts one step further in each of his three seasons but he falls short in this one in a close, back and forth battle.
Packers at Seahawks Total: When these two teams met up in Week 1, the total was the same number as it is for Sunday's game which is That game accounted for a total of 52 points as it went over. I think you'll see a similar result this go-around as well. The Seahawks will have little trouble moving the ball on the Packers defense.
QB Russell Wilson does an excellent job spreading the ball around to his receivers, and obviously RB Marshawn Lynch should also have a solid day running the football after not getting a ton of carries last week against the Panthers. He'll be fresh and ready to take on a full workload. As for the Packers, they'll have to move the football and put points on the board in order to stay with the Seahawks offense. This will obviously be a great challenge for them as they face the vaunted Seahawks defense, but I do expect QB Aaron Rodgers to play well in this game.
Throw in a special teams or defensive touchdown, and this game will go over the posted total. The Seahawks host the Packers in what is sure to be an extremely raucous CenturyLink field. The Seahawks are healthier than any team left in the playoffs and will be able to deploy all their defensive weapons against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense. It is well publicized that Rodgers has been dealing with a calf injury which severely limits his mobility. Offensively, the Seahawks will rely on a run-heavy ball control game plan which will limit their scoring opportunities.
Look for this game to stay under the number as the Seahawks win The Colts travel to Foxborough looking to continue their strong play in this year's playoffs. The Patriots were fortunate to come away with a victory last week after giving up a ton of yards and points.
I do expect the Patriots defense to play much better against the Colts. This unit is playing with a lot of confidence right now. They'll need another great performance here as they take on a Patriots offense that put up 42 points against them back in Week I do expect the Colts defense to play much better in this contest.
The total here at I can see both teams scoring in the 20s, but staying under the total. Look for the final score to be around Both Colts playoff games have gone under. Look for that trend to continue here against the Patriots.
These teams combined for 62 points in a Week 11 win by the Patriots. The Patriots defense was solid in the regular season especially against the pass where they were led by Darrelle Revis , Brandon Browner and Devin McCourty. I expect the Patriots to move the ball in smaller chunks utilizing play action and screen passes to compensate for their lack of a running game.
Indianapolis will look downfield to TY Hilton whenever they can and should find some opportunities if the taller Browner is lined up opposite against the smaller quicker Hilton. Ultimately, I see this game being decided late and the final score being separated by less than a touchdown.
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Which NFL expert picks are the best? April 4, - 9: March 2, - Stats are based upon replies and quotes of this tweet. All Replies Quotes Retweeters. This team was building up and tore it all down to renew and are now at the bottom. Hard to see this O doing much against the Chargers. Looks like they disrespecting us again starting a rookie qb. Oh this is gonna be fun. Pray for this man, because if our O line plays like last game Remember where you were.
Who remembers when Nate started against the Chargers. Might as well end his career now. I do recall that panic-starting a rookie QB against the chargers worked really, really well last season.
Reality of It All. Josh Allen won't finish the game. He'll likely be pounded into a fine pink mist by halftime. Take all of your money and put it on the Chargers.