NFL Week 16: Los Angeles Chargers at Indianapolis Colts Game Preview

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The Los Angeles Chargers are set to travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts in a week sixteen Monday Night matchup. The Chargers come into the game with a record of 8-6. They currently sit in second place in the AFC West, three games behind the Kansas City Chiefs. On the flip side, the Colts enter the contest with a 4-9-1 record and currently sit in third place in the AFC South. They sit two games behind the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars for first place in the division. As the Colts have already been eliminated from playoff contention, they do not have much at stake this week, however, they could play a big hand in spoiling the Chargers’ season if they are able to put together an upset this week. For Los Angeles, this is a must win game to stay in front of the pack and clinch one of the few remaining wildcard spots in a highly competitive AFC conference. They will have to play at their best to take down what has shown to be a tricky Colts team to beat in recent weeks. 

Los Angeles Chargers Look to Remain In Playoff Contention With Win

The Los Angeles Chargers are coming off of a very close 17-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans. It appeared that the game was well on its way to overtime, however, Justin Herbert was able to construct a masterful end of game drive to set up a game winning field goal. Herbert struggled against the Titans finishing the game with 313 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions through the air. This game was a very impressive showing from the Chargers’ defensive unit. Although they at times struggled to keep Derrick Henry in check, they were able to do what was necessary to get the job done. 

This week, they will be up against a much weaker team in the Indianapolis Colts. Expect to see Herbert have a big bounceback game after the rough performance against the Titans. Along with this, this game could be a major one for the defense as well. With the Colts struggling through injuries, their offense is very banged up in key positions. As long as the Chargers show up to play on Monday, they should have no trouble taking care of business and getting out of week sixteen with a win. 

Indianapolis Colts Hope to Keep Offense Afloat Without Jonathan Taylor

The Indianapolis Colts are coming off of a 39-36 point loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Colts were responsible for blowing the biggest halftime lead in NFL history when they entered the half up 33-0. However, they fell apart in the second half, and although they were still able to take the Vikings to overtime, they were still handed a very embarrassing loss.

This week, they will be without their workhorse, Jonathan Taylor. Taylor although he has been going through a slump, has been the heart and soul of the Colts’ offense this year. Without him on the field, it is very difficult to believe that Indianapolis will be able to keep up with Los Angeles, even if the Colts defense is playing at their best.