The Indianapolis Colts (3-3-1) will play host to the Washington Commanders (3-4) on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium for a Week 8 matchup.
This game has plenty of similarities on both sidelines with the backup quarterbacks taking over for different reasons. Both teams have struggled to string wins together despite their opportunities and now face off in the Circle City on Sunday.
As Vegas views the Colts as slight home favorites in this matchup, here’s how the experts around the league see the outcome of this game:
Score (if applicable)
Nate Davis (USA TODAY)
Jarrett Bell (USA TODAY)
Lorenzo Reyes (USA TODAY)
Mike Clay (ESPN)
Dan Graziano (ESPN)
Gregg Rosenthal (NFL Network)
Bill Bender (Sporting News)
Pete Prisco (CBS Sports)
Bryan Manning (Commanders Wire)
Cam DaSilva (Sportsbook Wire)
Over at Tallysight, 66% of the expert picks are siding with the Commanders to take the win.
Considering the dysfunction the Colts offense has shown throughout the season, it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that analysts are going with the Commanders. It’s always difficult to choose a quarterback to win his first career NFL start.
The Colts have shown a lot of confidence in Ehlinger, though, both from a playing and leadership standpoint.
We’ll see just how much of an impact he can make on Sunday and if anything, it should make the game intriguing enough to watch compared to the majority of the first half of the season.