|ESPN.com: 2007||[Print without images]|
Quarterback with most passing yards: Peyton Manning
While Jacksonville has a good defense, Peyton has better weapons, and even though Marvin Harrison might not play, Manning will still have more yards. David Garrard will throw underneath stuff, and because the Colts won't be able to run the ball on Jacksonville, they will have to pass more.
Quarterback with most touchdown passes: Peyton Manning
I believe Garrard will have a good night with a couple of touchdowns, but with the Colts on the road, Manning will have to get two or three TD passes to win, especially since the Colts will be short on the run.
Running back with most yards: Maurice Jones-Drew
The Jaguars are a physical team and will try to establish the run. They won't rush against the Colts like they did last season, especially with Bob Sanders in the game, but Drew will lead the way with the most yardage.
Running back with most touchdowns: Joseph Addai
With the Colts potentially being without Harrison, someone will have to pick up the slack, and I suspect that when the Colts get down close to the goal line, he will be the guy.
First team to score: Indianapolis Colts
It will be on a field goal. There might be a couple of three-and-outs for both teams, but at some point Manning will drive them down and Adam Vinatieri, one of the greatest kickers of our time, will put the Colts up 3-0.
Most field goals:
Vinatieri will lead the way with the most field goals because he will have the most attempts, and he doesn't miss.
Player with the most receiving yards: Reggie Wayne
Wayne is becoming a Pro Bowl-caliber guy. The game plan will be for the Colts to pass it between the 20s, and Wayne will have his night.
In the end the Colts, although I'm a bit leery of my pick, will top the Jaguars, but only by an Adam Vinatieri field goal.
Sean Salisbury is an NFL analyst for ESPN