Boy, how time have changed. After a 43-17 beating by the Patriots and a 37-all tie with Carolina, the Bengals are in dire need of a win to get back on track.
This will be a tough matchup for the Bengals' 28th-ranked defense, which will have to contain the Colts' No. 1-ranked offense. That defense has given up 80 points over the past two games, while the Colts are averaging 34.5 points of their past four games.
Colts QB Andrew Luck leads the NFL with 1,987 passing yards and 17 passing scores while also ranking seventh in QB rating with a 99.6 mark. If there was any doubt as to whether he was an elite QB, that talk has been squashed.
How to watch
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
When: 1 p.m. ET
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst), Jenny Dell (sideline reporter)
Online streaming: Verizon NFL Mobile
The Colts are favored at home by 3 points, according to OddsShark. The over/under for the game is 49 points.