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Winners Club: Broncos Host Colts to Kick Off Week 5

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Matt Ryan versus Russell Wilson sure sounded a lot more appealing back in August. Now that it’s October and Ryan’s Colts have one win and Wilson’s Broncos have been on a rocky ride to begin the year, the matchup is less enticing.

But on Thursday nights, anything can happen, so we could be in for an entertaining affair in Denver at least. And, if not, at least the MLB playoffs begin tomorrow!

In today’s Winners Club you’ll find:

Indianapolis, Denver in Need of a Win Amid Disappointing Starts

Colts vs. Broncos (-3.5)

8:15 p.m. ET (Prime Video)

These two teams ostensibly made quarterback upgrades in the offseason but neither has much to show for through four games. The Colts, preseason favorites to win the AFC South, have not won a game against a division opponent (0-2-1) and rank last in the NFL in scoring (14.3). The Broncos lost their lone game against an AFC West foe and have been plagued by questionable game and clock management. Plus, the offense hasn't been much better: Denver ranks 30th in scoring (16.5).

That, along with the Broncos’ top-five scoring defense, helps explain this low over/under, as does the fact that each team will be without one of its top weapons. Denver running back Javonte Williams tore his ACL and is out for the season and Colts running back and top fantasy pick Jonathan Taylor was ruled out with an ankle injury. That puts all the pressure on the quarterbacks these front offices acquired in the offseason.


Check out Frankie Taddeo’s betting preview for the game in which he breaks down this contest between two teams that have performed poorly against the spread and then makes his bet. And for more Thursday Night Football action, Taddeo picked a pair of props he likes featuring two players on each team. Albert Breer, Jen Piacenti and Michael Fabiano discussed all of the game's top storylines in this TNF preview.

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