Week 1 featured a less than desirable route to a season-opening win for the Eagles. The Colts drew the defending AFC Champions in their season opener and lost.
So the task for the Eagles in Week 2 is to deliver a bounce-back game against a team hungry for its first win of the season. To some, this is a team that has Super Bowl potential. That is a tall order for the Eagles this early in the season.
But that’s what awaits Chip Kelly and company on Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m.
Andrew Luck headlines the Colts offense. After firing for 370 yards in a Week 1 loss to the Broncos, Luck is ready to return home where he has a 13-3 record.
Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw lead the running game for the Colts. The two combined for 35 rushing yards in Week 1, however, both have the capability to unleash big games.
The Colts possess a strong receiving game for Luck. Reggie Wayne has been a fixture to the Colts offense for years. T.Y. Hilton and Hakeem Nicks round out a strong top three in the receiving core. The three receivers had 19 catches last week.
Defensively, the Colts have a strong secondary led by Vontae Davis and LaRon Landry. Linebackers Robert Mathis and D’Qwell Jackson and defensive end Cory Redding round out a strong defensive Colts team.
Where to Watch
TV: ESPN (Broadcasters: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters) Radio: 94 WIP (Merrill Reese, Mike Quick, Howard Eskin) National Radio: Westwood One (Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Mark Malone)
Kevin Durso is a contributor for Eagledelphia. Follow him on Twitter @KDursoPhilsNet.