The Indianapolis Colts are set to take on the Chicago Bears this upcoming weekend in what should be an intruding match up for both teams. Both teams will look to start the season off right with a win, which should add to the intensity of their game.
Indianapolis comes into this game without their star quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning been a part of the Indianapolis program for some time now, and it will be interesting to see how the team adjusts without their all-star quarterback who is now with the Denver Broncos. Instead, they will look to rookie Andrew Luck to pick up their offensive reigns. Luck was drafted first in the 2012 draft.
He is now a franchise player for the team, and many feel that Luck could actually be the next Peyton Manning. He has incredible passing accuracy and showed maturity throughout his tenure in Alabama. Also returning for the colts are Robert Mathis, Adam Vinateri, and Reggie Wayne. These players have had a history with the team, and they should be able to mentor the rookie quarterback in order to make the transition to the NFL a smooth one.
For the Bears, they will be relying on their star quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler has made steady improvements since leaving the Broncos, and he will look to take his team deeper into the playoffs this year. The Bears are also coming into this game with one of the better defenses in the league. Brian Urlacher has been a staple for the Bears's defense, and they will look to rely on him again in this game when he is squared off against luck. The Bears will need to be clicking on all cylinders on the defensive end in order to stifle Luck in his first NFL game.
Can the Bears successfully defend the Indianapolis threat in Andrew Luck? Will Jay Cutler shine in this game in order to start their season off in the right direction? Time will only tell, but this match up is a great one for NFL fans around the world.