The Los Angeles Chargers Take on the Struggling Indianapolis Colts
Monday Night Football in Week 16 brings us a matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Indianapolis Colts. The Chargers are fighting for a spot in the AFC playoffs, while the Colts have had a rough season and are just looking to finish strong.
The Colts’ Struggles
With a record of 4-9-1, the Colts have had a difficult season. They’ve lost seven of their last eight games and have struggled on both offense and defense. The offense has scored 20 points or less in 11 of their 14 games, and the defense has allowed 93 total points over their last two games. It’s been a tough year for Indianapolis, and they’ll need to bring their best game if they hope to come out on top against the Chargers.
The Chargers’ Opportunities
On the other side of the field, the Chargers are sitting at 8-6 and have won three of their last four games. While their defense has been somewhat unreliable, their offense, led by quarterback Justin Herbert, has been performing well. The Chargers have a chance to secure a wild card spot in the playoffs, but they’ll need to come out on top tonight to keep that hope alive. A loss to the Colts could open the door for the New York Jets, who are still in the running for a wild card spot as well.
In the past, the Chargers have had a tendency to field talented teams that just miss the playoffs, making it to the post-season only once in the last nine seasons. They’ll be hoping to change that trend with a win over the Colts.
The Chargers have won four of the last five meetings between these two teams, and I expect that trend to continue tonight. While the Colts will surely give it their all, I believe the Chargers will come out on top on the road. As always, I recommend using your own judgement when making picks, and wish you luck in all your bets. If you do choose to place a bet, be sure to check out our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook.