After a coaching change and a healthy Luck Colts, fans are excited.

Written by National Football League Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall.

Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting. NFL ATS Weekly Picks are the best in the industry and will continue through the Super Bowl in February of 2019. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay couldn’t blame Chuck Pagano for last season’s nightmare, but it had to fall on someone’s shoulder, and two years after former General Manager Ryan Grigson got fired Pagano should have seen the writing on the wall. Enter fifty-six-year-old Frank Reich who as an NFL quarterback once led the greatest comeback in playoff history. General Manager Chris Ballard hopes year two will turn out better than his first in the Circle City but also understands he can’t waste time playing in a division which features up upstarts Jacksonville, Tennessee, and Houston. Fans at Lucas Oil Field were seen leaving games early with dismal performances on both sides of the football in 2017.

Indianapolis ranked near the bottom of the NFL in virtually every category, their (284.6) yards of offense per contest ranked thirty-first overall but they addressed the offensive line woes by selecting Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson number-six overall, and Auburn’s Braden Smith early in round two. Both will become immediate starters to help a unit that gave up fifty-six sacks last season. Center Ryan Kelly who returns after missing a lot of 2017 with injuries and Tackle Anthony Castonzo are solid. Future Hall of Fame running back Frank Gore, brought in by Pagano was released making room for the talented second-year Marlon Mack who will have a breakout season. It doesn’t matter how much talent Indianapolis has if the spark plug that makes the engine runs is down, that would be quarterback Andrew Luck who missed all last season with a bad shoulder; with him, they are a playoff contender without it’ll be another nightmare season. Wide Receiver T. Y. Hilton was named to his fourth straight pro-bowl, he’s also Luck’s favorite target. Former Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron could pay huge dividends if he play’s up to his expectations. However the most intriguing player on the roster is former Virginia Commonwealth University basketball player Mo Alie-Cox, coaches think he’s the next Antonio Gates.

Unfortunately, Indianapolis was just as bad on the defensive side allowing a little over twenty-five points per game by opponents. They had trouble stopping both the pass and run; it’s a miracle they won as many football games as they did in 2017. First-year defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus most success came at the Collegiate level where he did a masterful job with the Missouri Tigers, but he’s grateful for getting a chance in the NFL. Reich displeasures for huge egos was demonstrated when he cut high priced free agent Johnathan Hankins in year one of a huge contract and allowed leading tackler Jon Bostic also to walk. Rookie Darius Leonard was selected early in round two, along with Kemoko Turay and former Ohio State standout Tyquan Lewis could be the best second round trio in the league. Defensive End Jabaal Sheard brings leadership which is sorely needed. Defensive backs Quincy Wilson, and Malik Hooker showed why they were drafted early in 2017 both have potential to be the star’s in the league. Indianapolis should up their win total to five games but it’all be a few years before they get to the playoffs.

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The coaching staff needs a healthy Deshaun Watson for Texans success in 2018-19.

Written by National Football League Expert Analyst Al Presto.

Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting. NFL Weekly Betting Predictions are the best in the industry and will continue through the Super Bowl in February of 2019. After Four seasons into the Bill O’Brien era produced two division titles and three consecutive 9-7 finishes 2017 looked promising until their prized rookie quarterback went down with a season-ending knee injury resulting in a 4-12, last place in the AFC South. A total of thirteen starters were placed on injured reserve in O’Brien’s only losing season propelling Jacksonville, and Tennessee to playoff berths. The team is slowing taking the identity of their head coach as being mentally tough with constant effort in all phases each time they take the field. Owner Bob McNair hired Brian Gaine as General Manager in the off-season: he immediately went to work by signing nine free agents. Former GM Rick Smith took a leave of absence to take care of his ailing wife but will be back as their Executive vice president of football operations.

O’Brien is also serving as their offensive coordinator and loves to play smash mouth football by running the football down opponents throats. Houston rushed for (115.1) yards per contest last season, fourteenth league-wide. Halfback Lamar Miller led the attack with (888) yards rushing but O’Brien likes to run between the tackles, and bruiser D’Onta Foreman could supplant Miller as a starter. Signal Caller Deshaun Watson showed he was worthy of the number twelve overall draft pick in 2017, as their starter Houston’s offense average nearly thirty-five points per game. The offensive line got exposed after his injury prompting Gaine to add free agents Senio Kelemete, Zach Fulton along with tackle Seantrel Henderson teaming with former first-round pick center Nick Martin the only returning starter. All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins (1,378) receiving yards with a team-high thirteen touchdowns is becoming a star. Will Fuller has the speed to stretch defenses while former Ohio State standout Braxton Miller can play multiple positions. The staff expects draft pick Keke Coutee to compete for a job in their rotation at wide receiver.

2009 first round draft pick and the franchises leading tackler Brian Cushing is gone, but longtime defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, and J.J. Watt return to a twentieth ranked unit in 2017. Watt along with nose tackle D.J. Reader and Christian Covington were all casualties last season their presence will help tremendously both stopping the run and getting to opposing quarterbacks. Inside Linebacker Benardrick McKinney signed a massive deal in June, he along with second-year pro-Zach Cunningham should be a dynamic duo. On the outside where an underrated Whitney Mercilus is consistent and underpaid compared to Jadeveon Clowney who’s finally living up to his status as the number-one overall pick in 2014. Free Agents Aaron Colvin (slot cornerback), and safety  were the two most significant free agents acquisitions to help a pass defense which allowed (237.4.) yards per game through the air. Watt, Clowney, and Whitney Mercilus are proven pass rushers: they must take it to another level in 2018-19. Bovada.Lv, list the Houston Texans at 7/4 to win the 2018-19 AFC South division title.

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