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Philadelphia Eagles Vs Indianapolis Colts: Complete Preview – Analysis of Week 2

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For the second Monday Night Football game of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30pm. In week one of the regular season, the Eagles were matched up against the Jacksonville Jaguars and won the game 34-17. The Colts faced the Denver Broncos in week one and were defeated 31-24. Philadelphia comes into week two 1-0 and Indianapolis is at 0-1.

The Eagles have retooled their offensive line and quarterback Nick Foles is now receiving adequate coverage from Andrew Gardner and David Molk to make some decisive plays. They tend to start each game slowly and that could be a big mistake against the Colts, who are very competitive and tend to keep games close when they are behind. Eagles’ tight end Zach Ertz is rising among the ranks of receiving tight ends due to his extraordinary play in the first game of the season as well as the preseason games.

For the Colts to win on Monday, they will have to find a way to stop the Eagles’ dynamic offense. They will need to target LeSean McCoy, as well as the rest of the Eagles’ receivers, and stop the run as quickly as they can. If they are unable to put up a good run defense, they will end up giving the game to the Eagles.

The Eagles will be showing up for the game on Monday shorthanded. In last week’s game, they lost left guard Evan Mathis and right tackle Allen Barbre to injuries. LB Najee Goode is on the injured reserve list with a torn pectoral muscle and LB Travis Long is out with a torn ACL. T Lane Johnson has been suspended due to a violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy and will not be returning for at least three more games.

The Colts also have a rash of players on the injury list. Colts’ LB Robert Mathis is out for the season after tearing his Achilles tendon during a workout. S Delano Howell is on the injured reserve list for a neck injury along with tackles Xavier Nixon and Matt Hall. Colts’ G Joe Reitz will also be out due to an ankle injury.

Latest Line – The Colts are favored to win by 3.

Despite the fact the Colts have not lost back-to-back games yet under the guidance of Chuck Pagano and Andrew Luck, the Colts will emerge victorious on Monday because of their record setting offense and the smart decisions of their starting quarterback.

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