INDIANAPOLIS – Now it’s onto the defensive side of the football for a group that is carrying some serious momentum into the month of January.
Some injuries flared up in Week 17, but the unit appears to be pretty healthy heading into the playoffs.
Here’s a look at some burning questions at each defensive positional group…
Can the Colts defensive line regain its health and stuff the run?
Right out of the gate, the Colts will face the best running back in the AFC.
Of the top 10 rushers in the NFL, only two reside in the AFC but it’s Charles 5.0 yards per carry that has the Colts on high alert this week.
Will the Colts linebackers continue their exceptional play come postseason?
The Colts have one of, if not the, leading candidates for Defensive Player of the Year in
But it’s what the other Colts linebackers have done lately that has been critical to the defensive turnaround.
Next to Freeman, rookie
Is the Colts secondary going to have its starting unit together for January?
The Colts top three cornerbacks did not appear to be participating during the media portion of Tuesday’s practice.
None of the injuries are serious though and that’s critical considering the passing offenses that lie ahead if the Colts can advance past the Wild Card Round.
The safety duo of
Bethea has gotten after the quarterback from a blitzing standpoint and ended the season with two interceptions, the most he has had in a season since 2009.
Will the Colts special teams units be able to control field position in the playoffs?
The Colts return units have transformed into
While Brazill and the kick return unit is still searching to break one, Whalen has the Colts long punt return of 2013 with a 51-=yarder against Houston.
The Chiefs lead the league in field position so
Here’s a look at yesterday’s offensive burning questions.