The Indianapolis Colts are one of the hottest teams in the NFL. They are currently on a three-game winning streak and have only lost two in their last eight games. Because of this hot streak, they are now firmly in the AFC playoff race.
Scoring points is the name of the game for the King of the Weekend promo. As the NFL approaches Week 12, bettors want to know if the Colts can stay hot at home against the Buccaneers.
Read about the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive prospects in Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Bucs’ defense.
Colts’ Scoring Trends
The Colts are riding a three-game win streak in which they are putting up significant point totals. Last week, the Colts demolished the Buffalo Bills 41-15 on the road. The Bills are no slouch either at 6-4 and are firmly in the playoff hunt.
Over the last three weeks, the Colts are averaging more than 36 points per game. Four weeks before the streak started, the Colts scored more than 30 points in three of those games.
Taylor Stirs the Drink in Indy
Star running back Jonathan Taylor leads the Colts’ attack. The second-year player has more than 1400 all-purpose yards and 15 total touchdowns. Taylor is averaging nearly six yards per attempt and is emerging as a candidate for league MVP.
He’s also on an incredible hot streak. For five of the last six weeks, Taylor rushed for over 100 yards. In his most recent game against the Bills, he ran for 185.
Wentz’ Solid Play With Lack of Receiver Depth
Quarterback Carson Wentz is also having a stellar season. He has thrown for nearly 2,500 yards in 11 games. But, most impressively, Wentz has tossed 18 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
The Colts like to spread the ball around in the passing game. Michael Pittman Jr. is the star wide receiver. Pittman has amassed 57 receptions and over 750 yards receiving.
The Colts do not have a standout option in the passing game behind Pittman. Wide receiver Zach Pascal ranks second on the team with 328 yards receiving through 11 games.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense
The defending Super Bowl champions present a formidable challenge to the Colts. The Buccaneers have the 4th-ranked defense in the league in terms of yardage allowed.
The Bucs also pose the most significant test of the year for the Colts’ running game. They are ranked first in the league in run defense and allow just 78.4 yards per game, and last week, Giants RB Saquon Barkley gained only 25 yards.
Simply put, the Buccaneers are still playing at a Super Bowl-caliber level.
Can the Colts Score This Weekend?
The Buccaneers present a severe test for the scorching hot Colts. While the Colts are on a significant win streak, they have not defeated a team of the Buccaneers’ caliber this season.
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