The Colts WRs are fairly decent, but they are containable
T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, Zach Pascal, and Michael Pittman Jr. These are the names of the Colts primary wide receivers on their current roster.
Such names invoke a lingering hypothesis — these players with a quarterback like Patrick Mahomes probably sound quite virtuous. Align this bunch with an aging passer like Philip Rivers and suddenly the talent meter of the group feels variable.
The Vikings are hopeful for the latter of these two scenarios this Sunday. Why? Minnesota’s secondary was bruised by Aaron Rodgers in Week 1 in merciless fashion. Rodgers surgically deconstructed a usually stable Vikings secondary from the onset of the contest.
These Indianapolis wideouts are not total push-overs, though. Quite frankly, they can be compared to the Packers pass-catchers from an aptitude standpoint, although Davante Adams is a decisively better receiver than Hilton.
Minnesota’s young cornerbacks Mike Hughes, Holton Hill, and Jeff Gladney will hope to vastly improve from the team’s Week 1 head-scratcher. The Colts wideouts should, in theory, more easily allow for an improved Vikings defensive outing on Sunday.
Other teams like Dallas Cowboys or Arizona Cardinals would pose a more frightening test had they been Minnesota’s opponent on the docket for Week 2.