The Indianapolis Colts will play the Cincinnati Bengals in a massive AFC game in the NFL this weekend. It will be the top of the AFC South against the top of the AFC North fighting it out in this clash; both teams are reasonably comfortable at the top of their respective divisions but they will build up momentum now ahead of the postseason. The game will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Both teams come into this game with a record of 8-4, and with no other team even at .500 in the AFC South, the Colts are almost certainly guaranteed the division title this season. Meanwhile, the Bengals' nearest rivals in the AFC North are the Baltimore Ravens who are on 6-6 – so they still have a bit of work to do to confirm themselves as division title winners this season.
The Bengals have won their past two games; in Week 11 they destroyed the Cleveland Browns 41-20, followed by a solid 17-10 win over the San Diego Chargers last week (they have a Week 12 Bye Week). They will now want to maintain that momentum as the playoffs get ever-closer, and with three if their next four games at the Paul Brown Stadium, they will feel confident that winning out the rest of the season is a distinct possibility. However, they will have a tough challenge today in the Colts.
Andy Dalton is 266 of 433 for 3,144 yards and 22 touchdowns, and he will have to be in his best form to get the Bengals past the Colts. The Bengals are ranked 12th in the NFL in total points scored per game (24.3 points), total yards gained per game (363.7 yards), as well as total pass yards posted per game (251.1 yards).
In comparison, the Colts are ranked 20th in the league for total yards gained per game (333.5 yards), as well as pass offense (224.1 yards per game), and rush offense (109.4 yards per game).
The Colts bounced back from their humiliating 11-40 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12, to defeat the Tennessee Titans last week 22-14. However, they must go on the road again today and will hope for a better result than when they traveled to Arizona a few weeks back.
Andrew Luck is 243 of 418 for 2,793 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Today's game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Bengals will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the CBS network or online through free live stream by clicking here.