Atlanta Falcons matchup preview: Indianapolis Colts
May 27, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass during OTA at Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
We continue our series, taking a look at each opponent on the Atlanta Falcons’ schedule in 2015. We move onto the Falcons’ Week 11 clash with the Indianapolis Colts.
You can find the other interviews here:
- Philadelphia Eagles: Interview with Inside The Iggles editor Anthony DiBona
- New York Giants: Interview with GMEN HQ editor Chris Schissler
- Dallas Cowboys: Interview with The Landry Hat editor Steve Mullenax
- Houston Texans: Interview with Toro Times editor Randy Gurzi
We are very fortunate on the FanSided network to be joined with great team sites for every other NFL franchise, which gives us the opportunity to speak with writers for each Falcons’ opponent. I spoke with Evan Reller, editor of Horseshoe Heroes. Reller gives us great insight into the Colts’ offseason, as well as his take on the Week 11 matchup.
This will be one of the toughest matchups of the season for the Atlanta Falcons. Dan Quinn’s new-look pass defense will be tested by Andrew Luck, one of the NFL’s premier quarterbacks.
They will also need to slow down Frank Gore on the ground, and keep T.Y. Hilton and Andre Johnson in check in the air.
To win the game, will the Falcons need to put up a lot of points in a shootout, or is it possible to slow down the Colts offense with solid defensive play while chewing up clock by running the football?
This comes in a tough stretch in the season and will hopefully be in the middle of a playoff push for Atlanta. Let’s begin.
Next: A look at the Colts' offseason