This week, as snow blankets the Midwest, the Indianapolis Colts are preparing for the arduous task of facing an AFC playoff team on the road in the cold, in a game that could have a bearing on seeding for the postseason.
The 8-4 Bengals, undefeated at home, have the league’s 6th ranked defense, 4th by Football Outsiders’ measure, and 12 ranked offense (11th in passing yards).
Colts on Defense
When we switch to Football Outsiders’ DVOA rankings, however, Cincinnati’s offense drops to 21st, 6 spots below Indy – 20th in passing and 21st in rushing. As refreshing as that part may look on paper (or display screen), the game is played on the field, and, as Colts Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky sees it, the Bengals offense is no stroll in the park.no comments no comments