The first two weeks of the 2022 season have not been how the Indianapolis Colts were hoping that they would. Indianapolis is heading into Week 3 with a 0-1-1 record, tying with the Houston Texans in Week 1 before getting shut out by the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2.
Things aren’t going to get any easier for them this week, either. The Colts are hosting the Kansas City Chiefs and their red-hot offense. Anyone who was worried they would struggle to adjust with Tyreek Hill no longer on the roster has had their worries calmed as the Chiefs haven’t missed a beat.
Patrick Mahomes has been as sharp as ever, completing 73 percent of his passes for 595 yards and seven touchdowns. He has yet to throw an interception and has been sacked only once as Kansas City is clicking on all cylinders right now.
That is bad news for a Colts team that has struggled to find momentum on either side of the ball. The offense has been a mess and has a tall task ahead of them trying to keep up with the high-powered Chiefs attack. Defensively, however, things have been even uglier.
After surrendering 24 points to the Jaguars, there isn’t much confidence in this unit slowing down the Chiefs. After coming into the season as a dark horse Super Bowl contender, there are people losing faith in the Colts. One of those people is ESPN analyst Damien Woody.
On ESPN’s Get Up, Woody was asked about how many touchdowns Mahomes would throw against the Colts. The line was set at 2.5 touchdowns and Woody, without much hesitation, said he would take the over.
“This is not even about Patrick Mahomes for me. This is about how bad the Colts are right now. The Colts are an absolute mess.”
That is likely a smart bet by Woody to make. The Colts have forced only 19 incompletions in two games and have yet to intercept a pass. That is against some of the least prolific passing attacks in the NFL with Davis Mills leading the Texans and Trevor Lawrence, in a new offensive system, leading the Jaguars.
Imagine what the Chiefs and Mahomes are going to do to this toothless defense that isn’t putting pressure on their opponents. Things could certainly get very ugly in Indianapolis in a hurry this weekend.
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