|Why To Watch|
The Colts face one of their toughest remaining games in the pursuit of an undefeated season. No offense in the NFL is capable of stacking up with the Colts three-headed monster of QB Peyton Manning, WR Marvin Harrison and RB Edgerrin James, but Bengals QB Carson Palmer, WR Chad Johnson and RB Rudi Johnson are at least formidable competition.
The Bengals do have the advantage of playing at home, but that did not bode so well in their last big test versus the Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. If Cincinnati is to pull off the home upset, its defense must tighten up versus the run and avoid giving up the big play to WRs Harrison, Reggie Wayne and Brandon Stokley. Turnovers, time of possession and special teams are also facets of the game that coach Marvin Lewis must stress heading into what could be a playoff preview between two of the AFC's four divisional leaders.