On paper, the Week 3 matchup between the 2-0 Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and 0-1-1 Indianapolis Colts held at Lucas Oil Stadium appears to be a mismatch in favor of the guests.
Per ESPN stats, the Chiefs will enter the weekend tied for second within the NFL in scoring and averaging 35.5 factors per recreation. The Colts, in the meantime, are useless final and averaging 10.0 factors coming off final Sunday’s 24-0 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Each ESPN’s Adam Teicher and NFL Media’s DeAngelo Corridor however provided causes to consider Indianapolis may very well be on the cusp of a serious upset win.
“Colts quarterback Matt Ryan will throw as many landing passes as Chiefs signal-caller Patrick Mahomes,” Teicher predicted. “The Colts have been a tough puzzle for Mahomes. In two profession video games towards Indianapolis (together with playoffs), Mahomes has one TD move, eight sacks and a QBR of 56.3.”
Moreover, Corridor thinks the Colts will drive the Kansas Metropolis offense into committing three turnovers en path to Indianapolis posting a stunning victory.
ESPN numbers level out that Mahomes at present leads your entire league amongst eligible quarterbacks with a 127.9 passer score. He is third with an 82.2 complete QBR, tied for first with seven touchdowns by way of the air, is fifth with a mean of 8.0 yards per move try, and has achieved all of that with out throwing a single interception throughout two video games.
To match, the beforehand talked about Ryan is thirty first with a 63.9 passer score and twenty sixth with a 31.4 complete QBR. He is matched only one passing landing with 4 interceptions.
To steal the phrase, although: That is why they play the sport.