The Buffalo Bills are going to be heavily favored over the Indianapolis Colts on Wild Card weekend, but that isn't phasing Frank Reich.
Ahead of their meeting with the Bills, Reich emphasized that the Colts aren't the team that has the pressure on them to win.
“The pressure is not on us,” Frank Reich said, via Stephen Holder of The Athletic. “We should be loose, aggressive and freed up to play our best game of the year. No one is going to give us a chance.”
Heading into Saturday's matchup between the Colts and the Bills, Buffalo is currently hovering around -6.5 favorites, depending on what sportsbook you look at. That makes them the third-heaviest favorites on Wild Card weekend behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints.
With the emergence of Josh Allen as one of the best quarterbacks this season, the Bills have been one of the best offenses in the NFL. Buffalo's impressive 56-26 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Week 17 put a cherry on top of a remarkable season for Sean McDermott's squad.
However, the Colts have a team that is playing much better than a season ago with a grizzled veteran like Philip Rivers under center. At the same time, Indianapolis boasts one of the best rushing offenses in the NFL, which could be useful in keeping Allen and Buffalo's offense off of the field.
Given the circumstances of both teams, there's no question that there is more pressure on the Bills to win on Saturday. With that being said, Reich understands he can use the underdog mentality to motivate his team ahead of their upcoming playoff bout.