The Indianapolis Colts (4-2) will compete intheir second consecutive primetime game when they host the Denver Broncos (6-0) on Sunday Night Fooball. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EDT at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Colts will face Broncos quarterbackPeyton Manning who played 13 seasons (1998-2010) with Indianapolis, leading theColts to their second Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
Indianapolis will look to bounce back from a19-9 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football last week. The Colts have not lost back-to-back games under Head Coach Chuck Pagano (2012-13).
In last week's game, kicker Adam Vinatierihandled all the scoring for the Colts, converting three field goals for nine points. For the first time in his career, Vinatieri hit two 50-plus-yard field goals in one game. Wide receiver Reggie Wayne caught five passes, pushing him past Hines Ward for eighth all-time and making him the ninth player in NFL history with 1,000 career receptions.
The Broncos boast the NFL's top-ranked offense, averaging 476.0 yards and 44.2 points per game. Manning has thrown for 2,179 yards and 22 touchdowns, which is tied for the most in NFL history through the first six games of a season. Denver has four receivers with over 300 receiving yards this season, with Demaryius Thomas leading the group (528)