NFL Game Previews: Colts-Saints Matchup
NFL Game Previews: Colts-Saints Matchup

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Indianapolis (+9) at New Orleans, 46.0 o/u – Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST

When your only win over the last six weeks came against the Jaguars, you know things are going badly. The Colts' collapse has all but eliminated them from the playoffs, and the fact that T.Y. Hilton only played 25 snaps in those six games looms large. With Andrew Luck gone and Marlon Mack less than 100 percent, what looked over the summer like it might be a dangerous set of triplets instead went AWOL when it mattered most. The defense has also been struggling, making the lack of an effective big-play threat on offense even more glaring. They'll head to the Big Easy to take on a team that will probably be looking for someone to take their frustrations out on after they had a chance to grab a tight hold of the No. 1 seed in the NFC, only to see it slip through their fingers despite scoring 46 points. Alvin Kamara's disappearing act remains a mystery, but with Drew Brees posting a 12:1 TD:INT over the last four games, the Saints have been able to survive both Kamara's slump and a rash of injuries on defense and along the offensive line. They'll probably need Kamara to wake up if they're going to make a deep playoff run, however.

The Skinny

IND injuries: WR Hilton (questionable, calf), CB Pierre Desir (questionable, groin), CB Kenny Moore II (questionable ankle)

NO injuries: TE Jared Cook (questionable,

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Erik Siegrist
Erik Siegrist is an FSWA award-winning columnist who covers all four major North American sports (that means the NHL, not NASCAR) and whose beat extends back to the days when the Nationals were the Expos and the Thunder were the Sonics. He was the inaugural champion of Rotowire's Staff Keeper baseball league. His work has also appeared at Baseball Prospectus.
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