12 Things to Watch in Monday's Colts-Chargers game
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Last week, the Colts toppled Seattle and vaulted up the ranks in the AFC. This week, Andrew Luck gets his first Monday night test against Phil Rivers and the San Diego Chargers. Here's what to watch for:
1. Watch the pocket. The Colts have faced four running quarterbacks in five games to open the year. The fifth game was against Blaine Gabbert, who really doesn't count as a quarterback at all. He's basically an insurance agent in training. Pryor, Tannehill, Kaepernick and Wilson all make their share of plays with their legs, but only Wilson breaks into the top 10 in passing DVOA for the year. Gabbert just breaks into tears. Rivers is a different animal altogether. He's second in the NFL in DVOA, he's second in QBR and is completing almost 75% of his passes. He ain't Peyton, but he's the perfect warm up. The Colts secondary was cited as a weakness coming into the year but has played well against guys who can't pass. Now they have to play well against someone who can.no comments