To say Sunday was a bad day for Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts would be putting it mildly. They optimistically rolled into Chicago looking to pick up an underdog win against the Bears. They ended up losing by twenty and getting thoroughly embarrassed by Jay Cutler and crew. While things do look bad, Luck and the rest of the team should turn it around in week 2 against a decisively easier Minnesota Vikings team. If you are playing the NFL odds this week, go with the Colts.
The reason for this is the fact that Andrew Luck, while looking bad in week 1, is still the most impressive quarterback to come out of the draft since Peyton Manning. Him making the adjustments needed is what this team needs to get back on track and defeat the Vikings this week. While Minnesota is no Chicago Bears, they do have weapons that will prove to be a problem for the Colts if they do not go into the match up with a games plan. Luck is a smart enough quarterback to do this, but his inexperience may play a factor. We will have to wait and see.
While Luck is the main ingredient for if the Colts can turn their season around, his wide outs should play a major role as well. Reggie Wayne and Donnie Avery need to consistently get open and take some pressure off of Luck if they wish to succeed on Sunday. If they do not, then it may continue to be a rough season for a young and hungry Colts team.
The Colts have the weapons to systematically take down a weak and injury prone Vikings team, but do they have the discipline. I believe they do and will come out on top this Sunday in Indianapolis.