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You couldn’t ask for a much better season opener than the Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts. Both the Colts and the Broncos won their divisions last year and both made strong showings in the playoffs, with the Indianapolis Colts eventually falling to the New England Patriots in the AFC semifinals and the Denver Broncos advancing to the Superbowl.
The Broncos have had a long time to mull over the manhandling they took at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks in the big game. Look for both teams to come out of the starting gate eager to make their case for a return to the playoffs this year. Both teams are strong on both sides of the ball, and both feature top-tier quarterbacks. Add to that the fact that any time Peyton Manning plays against his former team, it adds an extra layer of drama.
No team has ever lost the Superbowl — much less been mauled in one — and come back to win it all the next year. Don’t look for that factoid to dampen the Denver Broncos. Look for them to come into the Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts game fired up and with their eyes already on the prize.
The Denver Broncos come into the game as the healthier of the two teams. As Mile High Maniac points out, the Indianapolis Colts come into the game with an offensive line that’s been battered up and that didn’t perform particularly well in the preseason. Consider that the Broncos have one of the best pass rush defenses in the NFL, and you have a recipe for Colts QB Andrew Luck to spend a significant part of the game staring up at the stadium lights with a defensive lineman on top of him.
On the other hand, as isportsweb points out, the Colts handed the Broncos one of their three losses last year behind a stellar play by Andrew Luck. Still, much of Luck’s success had to do with the biggest question mark on last year’s Bronco’s squad — the Denver secondary. This year’s secondary is beefed up with the addition of TJ Ward and Aqib Talib and should prove more of a challenge for the Indianapolis receivers, especially if Luck is forced to throw under pressure, which seems entirely likely.
All told, this has all the makings of a great football game. Fans who want to watch the Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos live online can watch the game streaming here.