NFL Week 17: Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants Game Preview

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The Indianapolis Colts are set to travel to Met Life Stadium to take on the New York Giants in a week seventeen NFL matchup. The Colts come into the game with a record of 4-10-1. This has been a very disappointing season for the Colts and they have fallen well short of the expectations that were set for them heading into the season. They currently sit in third place in the AFC South. On the flip side, the New York Giants have turned some heads this season and they enter week seventeen with a record of 8-6-1. Despite having this very solid record, they still sit in third place in the NFC East with only a one game lead over the Washington Commanders. 

Indianapolis Colts Hope to End Five Game Losing Streak

The Indianapolis Colts are coming off of their fifth consecutive loss. Last week, they were taken down by the Los Angeles Chargers by a final score of 20-3. Despite the solid performance from the defensive unit, the Colts were unable to get anything going on offense. Nick Foles was forced into the starting spot and played terribly. He finished the game throwing for 143 yards, zero touchdowns, and three interceptions. With Jonathan Taylor placed on the injury reserve, Zack Moss took over as the starting running back, and he struggled in his new role as well. Despite having a respectable 5.4 yards per carry, Moss finished the game with only 65 yards on the ground. 

If they hope to stand a chance against the Giants this week, the offense will have to take a big step up. Foles will get another chance at the starting spot this week. 

New York Giants Look to Secure Wildcard Spot With Win

Last week, the New York Giants were slimly defeated by the Minnesota Vikings by a final score of 27-24. This would have been a big upset for the Giants, however, even keeping it competitive with a team like the Vikings is a very good sign this close to the playoffs. In this game, Daniel Jones had an incredible day through the air. He finished throwing for 334 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He also picked up 34 yards on the ground. Running back Saquon Barkley also had a great day, finishing with 133 all purpose yards and one rushing touchdown. 

They will have a much better matchup this week against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts are a very injured and inexperienced team right now. With New York having them beat on paper on both sides of the ball, it should not take much for them to get out of week seventeen with a win. New York’s offense is clicking and it appears that they are reaching their peak at just the right time. It is essential that they show up ready to play and take the Colts seriously as an opponent. Although they are banged up, they can still be a dangerous team.