The Colts are heavily favored in NFL preseason odds to win the AFC South as they are listed at -200.
NFL preseason betting on the Colts begins as they host the San Francisco 49ers on August 15th. The Colts then travel to Toronto for their second preseason game against Buffalo. They will be on ESPN in their third game at Green Bay while they finish up the preseason at home vs. Cincinnati on September 2nd.
The Colts are led by the best quarterback in the game in Peyton Manning. He could go down as the greatest quarterback in NFL history. He is the only player in NFL history to be a four time MVP. Manning has just one Super Bowl title but the Colts are favored to win another one this season. Indianapolis returns almost everyone from last season. The Colts could have gone unbeaten last season but they decided not to play for a perfect season. They easily could have won the Super Bowl as well but things did not go their way against the Saints.
As good as the Colts were last season it is possible they could be better in 2010. The Colts didn’t have Bob Sanders for much of the season and when he plays, they are a far better defensive team. The Colts also added Jerry Hughes in the draft and he could give them another pass rushing threat.
The Colts only concern looks to be the offensive line. Jeff Saturday is a great center but some of the other positions are in question. The Colts have a solid running game with Joseph Addai and Donald Brown and a wealth of receiving talent with Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Pierre Garcon, Anthony Gonzalez and Austin Collie.
The defense did enough to win last season but they really missed Sanders. When he plays they are a top five defense but when he doesn’t they are just average. The AFC South is not that strong so the Colts should have little difficult in winning another tile but it is a Super Bowl title that they really want in 2010 and they are the favorite in NFL preseason odds at 7.5 to 1.