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The Week 8 game at Lucas Oil Stadium would have certainly been circled on Carson Wentz’ personal calendar. Not only did he come over to Washington from Indianapolis in the off-season, but did so, to a chorus of unprofessional psychobabble from Colts owner Jim Irsay. Unfortunately for Wentz, he’s sidelined with a broken finger and Taylor Heinicke will be starting in his place.

Washington’s backup quarterback will get his second straight start, after a hard-fought win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 7.

As much as Washington has struggled in 2022, they face a team in arguably a bigger mess than they are.

Issues Abound

How’s that new quarterback working out for you Mr. Irsay?

You benched Matt Ryan? All the way to third string?

So perhaps the entire fault of the 2021 season shouldn’t have fallen on the shoulders of scapegoat Carson Wentz?

Shocking.

The host of bad cliches that spring to mind are endless.

“You made the bed, now sleep in it.”

“What goes around, comes around.” Or is it the other way around?

“Karma is a bitch.”

Things of that nature.

Here is a quick first look at the Week 8 match-up between the Commanders (3-4) and the Colts (3-3-1).

Head-To-Head

The two teams have met each other 33 times, with the Washington Redskins Commanders winning 12 games and the Indianapolis Colts winning 21 games.
The Colts have won the last four match-ups, including the last time they faced each other in 2018.
In that game, Andrew Luck got the win over Alex Smith, who threw the ball 46 times. Chris Thompson had 13 catches for 92 yards that day.

Last 5

09/16/2018 Indianapolis Colts 21 @ Washington Redskins 9
11/30/2014 Washington Redskins 27 @ Indianapolis Colts 49
10/17/2010 Indianapolis Colts 27 @ Washington Redskins 24
10/22/2006 Washington Redskins 22 @ Indianapolis Colts 36
10/27/2002 Indianapolis Colts 21 @ Washington Redskins 26

Odds

Washington are currently 4.0-point road dogs to the favored Colts. That’s a bit surprising given the week 7 results for both teams.

Obviously the odds listings can vary by betting house, so you may even see a spread of 3.

Washington +4.0

Over / Under 40.0

Don’t gamble? This means that Washington are 4.0 point underdogs (the Colts are expected to win by 4.0 points).

The combined total of the two teams’ scores is expected to be 40.0.

Moneyline: Washington Commanders (+120) vs. Indianapolis Colts (-145)

2022 Record

Straight Up:

Washington 3-4

Indianapolis 3-3-1

Against The Spread:

Washington 3-4

Indianapolis 3-4

Injuries

For Washington:

Logan Thomas, TE, Calf, Questionable for Week 8
William Jackson III, CB, Back, Questionable for Week 8
Dyami Brown, WR, Groin, Questionable for Week 8
Jonathan Williams, RB, Knee, Questionable for Week 8
Jahan Dotson, WR, Hamstring, Questionable for Week 8

Willie Beavers, OG, Undisclosed, Questionable for Week 8
Nate Gerry, LB, Undisclosed, Questionable for Week 8
Bunmi Rotimi, DE, Foot, Questionable for Week 8
Josh Drayden, DB, Undisclosed, Questionable for Week 8
Curtis Hodges, TE, Thigh, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 8
Cole Turner, TE, Concussion, Questionable for Week 8

Carson Wentz, QB, Finger, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 11

Tariq Castro-Fields, CB, Knee, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 11
Chase Young, DE, Knee – ACL + MCL, Physically Unable to Perform. Expected Return – Week 8-10
Wes Schweitzer, OG, Concussion, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 8

Milo Eifler, LB, Hamstring, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 9

Chase Roullier, C, Knee, IR. Injured Reserve
Drew White, LB, Knee, IR. Injured Reserve
Phidarian Mathis, DT, Knee – Meniscus, IR. Injured Reserve
Eli Wolf, TE, Undisclosed, IR. Injured Reserve

 

For Indianapolis:

Matt Ryan, QB, Shoulder, Out for Week 8. Expected Return – Week 9
Shaquille Leonard, OLB, Nose, Questionable for Week 8
Keke Coutee, WR, Concussion, Questionable for Week 8
JoJo Domann, LB, Abdomen, Questionable for Week 8
Kwity Paye, DE, Ankle, Questionable for Week 8

Grant Stuard, LB, Pectoral, Questionable for Week 8
John Hurst, WR, Ankle, Questionable for Week 8
Trevor Denbow, SAF, Undisclosed, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 8
Ashton Dulin, WR, Foot, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 10

Carter O’Donnell, OG, Undisclosed, IR. Injured Reserve
Andrew Ogletree, TE, Knee – ACL, IR. Injured Reserve
Armani Watts, DB, Ankle, IR. Injured Reserve
Rigoberto Sanchez, P, Achilles, IR. Injured Reserve

Week 7 Results

Commanders Vs Packers

Colts Vs Titans

Week 8 game day

 

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