Quarterback Colt McCoy was tabbed the started for the Redskins over third year signal-callers, Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins earlier this week. Head coach Jay Gruden felt that McCoy would give the team their best chance to win Sunday against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.
The real key to a Redskins victory falls on the shoulders of a Jim Haslett defense, more specifically the secondary. The Burgundy and Gold has to face a daunting matchup against the Luck-led Colts O that averages 30 points per game.
The Colts have been extremely effective on 3rd downs, converting 44% of the time, while the Redskins D let’s teams convert at a 41% clip.
Coach Raheem Morris is going to need his DBs to get their hands on some passes to win the turnover battle. Luck comes into the game with 10 interceptions on the year.
Colt McCoy will get his chances to score points and move the ball against this Indy defense, he just cannot make the backbreaking mistake if he wants to give his team a opportunity to win. All McCoy has to do it keep the car between the lines and allow the playmakers to do what they do best.