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NFL Week 5

NFL Week 5

49ers/Colts:

In what may be an overlooked game this Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts, I have found an edge in this game We have 2 of the bottom 5 defenses in the NFL in this game, and quite possibly some underrated offenses. Starting with the Colts offense, they began the year with Scott Tolzien in week 1 and made the switch to recently acquired Jacoby Brissett. He was very limited with the playbook in week 2 but the offense started opening up in week 3. Playing in a hostile environment in Seattle in primetime on Sunday night was a really tough spot but the Colts held their own for about 2.5 quarters until the wheels fell off and Seattle pulled away. The second half cannot be put solely on Brissett, as his Offensive line was decimated on many occasions, giving him very little time to execute.

I can definitely see this Colts offense (especially the passing game) moving the ball against this 49ers defense. The secondary is atrocious and their defense has been on the field a lot the past few weeks. Three weeks ago, the niners played a physical game where their defense was on the field for 79 plays at Seattle. Then, they had the quick turnaround to play against the Rams where they got shredded for 41 points. Then, this past Sunday, they went on the road to play in overtime where the defense played another 79 plays and were on the field for over 36 minutes. Now, they play an early 1pm ET start time in which will be their 3rd road game in 4 weeks. I think this defense will get gassed and the Colts receivers should be able to get good yardage all game against the SF secondary. The niners offense have had tough draws this year against good defenses. The Cardinals, Seahawks, and Panthers are all top 10 defensive units. The Rams are also above average but were in a tough spot being on the road on a Thursday night but the niners were able to put up 39 points on them. Now, they get the 29th ranked defense according to Football Outsiders this Sunday. If the Browns can score 28 points in Indy, I believe coach Shanahan and the niners offense can find a way to get in the end zone against the Colts defense. With a total of 44, it’s not asking much from either offense. I like this game to be a surprise this weekend in what could potentially be an exciting game full of offense. 

SF/IND over 44       3*

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