What Did We Learn From The Colts On Monday Night Football?

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 3: Defensive lineman Michael Bennett #71 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackles quarterback Curtis Painter #7 of the Indianapolis Colts October 3, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Bucs beat the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football, 24-17, and it was a chance for the Kansas City Chiefs to do some early scouting as they travel to Indy next week.

So what did we learn from the Colts on Monday night?

The Colts are very beatable. They've hung with the Steelers and now the Bucs two weeks in a row but they're totally beatable. I didn't see an overwhelming strength with this team. What do they do really, really well? My best guess is...

Rushing the passer. Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis are sort of like Tamba Hali in that they'll be coming all game long. I think those two are the strength of the Colts and they're the type you have to game plan for. They're definitely game-changers so stopping or containing them will be a focus this week.

Curtis Painter isn't very accurate. He completed 13-of-30 passes. He started out well and showed some confidence but once the Bucs hit him a couple times he seemed rattled. The Chiefs can take advantage of Painter if he's the one starting again next week. But...

If Kerry Collins starts they have a better shot. Much better, actually. The talent is there on offense, and in the passing game. It's just a matter of taking advantage of that. I don't think Painter had the experience to take advantage of some of that single coverage the Bucs were leaving on Indy all night long but Collins might. If Collins is playing, I don't think the Chiefs can take as many chances defensively as the Bucs did on Monday night.

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