Derrick Henry vs Colts Defensive Line (Weeks 10 & 12)
If you’ve ever heard the phrase “unstoppable force against an immovable object,” chances are they were referring to Derrick Henry against the Indianapolis Colts’ defensive front, a matchup we’re lucky enough as football fans to get twice a year.
Except for that down the stretch of last season, Henry looked like a lot more than just “unstoppable.” More like, an unstoppable force set on fire and blasted out of a cannon, tearing through even talented run defenses like the Colts’ defensive line. While the matchup between the two teams went in favor of Indianapolis with Henry being limited to just 82 yards in Week 2, their Week 13 matchup saw Henry cruise for nearly 150 yards on 26 carries.
But that Colts defensive front that played well in Week 2, and throughout most of 2019, is still intact. And in fact, they got quite a bit better this past offseason, adding a game-wrecking defensive tackle in Deforest Buckner to a front four that already ranked in the top ten in yards allowed per game and per carry.
Whether the addition of Buckner to the Colts starting lineup will be enough to derail Henry’s stretch of dominant play is up in the air, but no matter how their Week 10 matchup goes, the losing party will get a chance to get revenge just 17 days later in a Week 12 rematch. And either way, both games should make for some entertaining football.