The Indianapolis Colts host the Miami Dolphins Sunday at 1:00 PM ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
This game could best be described as a ‘must win’ for both the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. Both squads are 5-5, with playoff aspirations hanging on this one game. A win could turn the tide for their season, and a loss could slam the door on any postseason hopes.
Here is how both teams come into this game (as of noon Sunday):
The Dolphins have indicated that quarterback Ryan Tannehill WILL play after missing the last five games with a capsule injury to his throwing shoulder, although it is noted that he is not 100% healthy. Brock Osweiler had played in Tannehill’s absence.
Wide receiver Jakeem Grant will NOT play Sunday for Miami, as he is expected to miss the remainder of the season with an achilles injury. Grant remains on the 53-man roster, however.
Running back Kenyan Drake was limited all week in practice with a shoulder injury, but he WILL play against the Indianapolis Colts, and will receive his normal workload at the tailback position. Frank Gore will still get some carries for Miami.
Wide receivers Danny Amendola and DeVante Parker are both still listed as game-time decisions, but Colts fans should expect both to play. Amendola has been dealing with a hamstring issue and Parker is dealing with a shoulder ailment.
Safety Malik Hooker WILL play, after missing last week’s game with a hip injury.
The Colts are obviously the more healthy team going into this important match up.