Will Carson Wentz Have a Breakout Game on Sunday Night in Week 7?

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Oct 19, 2021, 3:29 PM

The Indianapolis Colts (2-4) will take on the San Francisco 49ers (2-3). The Colts beat the Houston Texans 31-3 last week. So, they are starting to build some momentum.

One of the most significant factors that will impact the NFL odds for this game will be quarterback play for both teams.

Let’s break down how well Carson Wentz might do for the Colts against the 49ers.

Carson Wentz: Keeping the Colts Alive in the AFC South

Carson Wentz is starting to play exceptionally well. In Week 4, on the road against the Miami Dolphins, things began to turn around. Wentz went 24-for-32, throwing for 228 yards and two touchdowns.

The Colts scored 20 of their 27 points versus the Dolphins in the second half. Amazingly, Wentz connected with ten different receivers, a theme that seems to build from running back Jonathan Taylor’s success on the ground.

In Week 5, Wentz threw for 402 yards and two scores on the road against the Baltimore Ravens. The Colts blew a big lead in that game, but that mostly came from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who looked unstoppable in a hurry-up offense.

Last week, Wentz threw for two touchdown passes and over 200 yards against the flailing Texans. He hasn’t thrown an interception in his previous four games, and only one all season.

On Sunday night, Wentz will be facing a 49ers team that will have to rely on their defense. It’ll be a good test for a quarterback who’s trying to keep the Colts alive in the AFC South.

How well does Carson Wentz match up against the 49ers?

Colts vs. 49ers: Can Wentz Continue to Play Well?

As the 49ers deal with injuries, including their quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance, Wentz is turning his team around. First, however, he will have to take advantage of any vulnerabilities the 49ers have shown this year.

The 49ers opened their season with a victory against the Detroit Lions (who remain winless). Still, they gave up 33 points to the Lions.

In Week 2, they contained the Philadelphia Eagles to only 11, but that might have been due to poor play calling from Philly.

In Week 3, the 49ers lost a challenging game at home, falling to the Green Bay Packers, 30-28. That ushered in losses to the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals, two divisional opponents.

During their three-game losing skid, the 49ers gave up an average of 25 points per game. The Colts, on the other hand, averaged just over 27 points per game in their last three matchups.

So, Carson Wentz may have a breakout game against the 49ers in Week 7. He’ll need to play exceptionally well against a defense that is going to be rested and ready.

I believe that Wentz will have at least a few big plays if the 49ers can’t mask their blitz packages.

The Colts Are Gaining Momentum on Offense

With Jonathan Taylor as a threat out of the backfield and Michael Pittman Jr. on a deep route, the Colts can score quickly against any defense in the league right now.

Carson Wentz has even connected with Mo Alie-Cox, a 2018 undrafted free agent, who has caught three touchdown passes in the last three games.

T.Y. Hilton (a 2012 draft pick) also caught four passes for 80 yards against the Texans.

Additionally, Zach Pascal (another 2018 acquisition) has caught 18 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns this year.

Wentz is spreading the ball around with high proficiency. If he can boost his accuracy while the offensive line improves, I believe he can have a great game against the 49ers this week.

What do you think?

Can Carson Wentz have a breakdown performance against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7?

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