Redskins: Why Sunday’s game against the Colts is a critical one
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By Conor Forrest

The young and rebuilding Indianapolis Colts are susceptible, and the Redskins have the pieces in place to wake up Monday morning 2-0.

The Colts come to Landover, Maryland on Sunday afternoon without the services of star left tackle Anthony Castonzo, and as Andrew Luck plays only his second game since 2016, he will be doing so behind an inexperienced offensive line. While Luck is the face of the franchise in Indianapolis, the lack of weapons around him makes the ceiling for success this year that much lower.

The Colts by no means are a given win for Washington. After all, the Redskins have had quite a history of losses against a rather large collection of subpar teams.

Anytime Andrew Luck is healthy, the Colts are dangerous. Nonetheless, a lack of a successful running game and slim depth at receiver are only the beginning of the problems that face first-year coach Frank Reich and his squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, proven veteran talent is few and far between. The biggest example came courtesy of the linebacking group. The Colts have six linebackers on their 53-man roster. Of those six, four of them are rookies, and three were starting members of the Colts Week 1...

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