Even with their wins over Minnesota and Green Bay, the Colts are being picked as a 3.5-point underdog; CBS has them losing by 7 in their weekly preview. Their score (17-10) would be an interesting outcome, especially because:- it would be 7 points less than the Colts's lowest score this year
- since week 1 against Buffalo, the Jets have scored 10, 23, 0, and 17 points and are 1-3.
- since week 1 against Chicago, the Colts have scored 23, 17, and 30 points and are 2-1.
I'm not saying the Colts will win, but that the game line looks a lot more probable than a low scoring, seven point match. With Brown out, the Colts will have ... well, roughly the same sort of running game. I still think Brown has a lot of talent (it was fun watching him against Green Bay), but I think the run will serve the same purpose as usual - keeping the defense honest, and not much else. Meanwhile, Shonn Greene, averaging 2.9 yards a carry, will be rushing against a 19th ranked run defense. What happens when...