Funny thing about all this, too: Pence’s act came at taxpayer expense and inconvenience to Colts fans because of the extra security measures required for him to attend a game he never planned on attending from start to finish.
Before the game, Pence posted a photo showing him and his wife wearing Colts garb — a photo the Indianapolis Star reported he used back in 2014. The message along with it read, “Looking forward to cheering for our @Colts & honoring the great career of #18 Peyton Manning at @LucasOilStadium today. Go Colts!”
By going away in the fashion he did, Pence showed why he was really there — it was not to celebrate a far more beloved Indiana icon.
It’s Carson Palmer vs. Carson Wentz. Arizona has become a one-dimensional passing offense behind a shaky line, which is good and bad against Philadelphia. Palmer will get sacked several more times, but his receivers are bound to make a few big plays against a weak secondary. Wentz has a respectable running game behind him, but his mobility vs. that of his counterpart makes the difference.
Just when Le’Veon Bell gets going, the rest of Pittsburgh’s offense is suddenly in disarray and dysfunction. That means plenty more Bell against a Jacksonville defense that can give up chunk runs — see the Jets’ and Titans’ committees. It’s also the best way to avoid putting Ben Roethlisberger too much in front of Calais Campbell and Sacksonville, especially with A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey ready to contain Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Unfortunately for the Jags, after Leonard Fournette is slowed, Blake Bortles won’t avoid Blitzburgh.