Know Thy Enemy: Arizona Cardinals vs. Indianapolis Colts


Nov 14, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) at the line against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals will face the Indianapolis Colts at University of Phoenix Stadium this afternoon.  I had the chance to ask some questions of Jeremy Nicholas, editor of NapTown’s Finest, Fansided’s Colts fan site.

RZ: Why have the Colts been a second-half team lately?

NF: The Colts (like the Indiana Pacers, lol) are a young team. They both tend to start off slow, but come out swinging after halftime. It’s a combination of energy, coaching, and focus.

RZ: What gives with the Jekyll and Hyde performances by the Colts this season? Big win over Denver at home but then a 30-point loss to the Rams at home.

NF: The Colts are either a lot better than they are expected to be, or not as good as they seem to be. I think it’s somewhere in the middle. This team has been seriously overcoming all expectations in the past two years, and Bruce Arians was a big part of that. The heart and soul of it all is Andrew Luck. The kid has a never say die attitude, and it permiates throughout the entire team
RZ: Is anyone willing to step up as the #1 WR for the Colts?  Hilton looks great one week but not the next.  Darrius Heyward-Bey has been practically MIA.

NF: T.Y. Hilton is the future. Darrius Heyaward-Bey was given the chance to step up, and has not done it yet, at all. Hilton and Luck have a connection, and could be the next big combo in the NFL.

RZ: Has the acquisition of Trent Richardson done anything for the Colts and their running game?

NF: No, Nuff said. LOL

RZ: What is your prediction for Sunday’s game?

NF: Cards 23 Colts 20