Jacoby Brissett: 3 bold predictions for the Colts QB in Week 12 vs. Texans
When quarterback Andrew Luck announced his shocking retirement just about everyone wrote off the Indianapolis Colts. Everyone who did forget about Jacoby Brissett. The former New England Patriots backup has kept the Colts afloat and given them a chance in just about every game. His impact was shown when he went down with a knee injury, and Indianapolis was humiliated by the Miami Dolphins. Brissett and the Colts will face the division rival Houston Texans on Thursday night in a huge matchup. Whoever comes away with a win will hold sole possession of the AFC South. In a matchup against one of the league’s worst pass defenses, Brissett has the opportunity to put on an aerial show.
Bold Prediction #1: Brissett tops 300 yards passing
While this may not sound like too outlandish of a prediction, it is. The former North Carolina State signal-caller has only surpassed 300 yards on two occasions this season despite having some great matchups. It’s unusual for the Colts to put too much on Brissett’s shoulders, instead relying on the elite run game. But Brissett may have to take control of this game to keep up with the Texans’ high powered offense. Factor in the leaky Houston pass defense, and suddenly Brissett looks like he has a good shot at the 300-yard marker.
Bold Prediction #2: Brissett tosses four touchdowns
This is one that seems like an impossibility for the ground-focused Colts. That is, until realizing that Brissett has thrown for four touchdowns only once, against these same Texans. While Indianapolis is missing some key receivers, there’s no reason that Brissett shouldn’t be able to replicate his earlier outing. Houston will be without their best pass-rusher in JJ Watt, making the signal-callers life a lot easier than usual. The Texans will likely struggle to find a pass-rush against the elite Colts offensive line, mitigating the impact of the injured receivers.
Bold Prediction #3: Brissett doesn’t commit the turnover
In all fairness, this one isn’t very bold. Head coach Frank Reich has turned Brissett into a ball-safety machine. He’s only thrown four interceptions all year long. The Texans aren’t a team that causes tons of turnovers, as they only have a plus one turnover margin on the year. The Colts also field an incredible offensive line, making the possibility of strip-sack turnovers a forgettable one. The only concern is if the Colts fall behind and are forced to pass too much. Brissett is known for his good decisions, but a deficit can change that.