The Coach's NFL *EARLY* Sunday SURE SHOT
(NFL) Cincinnati vs. Indianapolis, 01/04/2015 8:05 AM, Score: 10 - 26
Money Line: -178.00 Indianapolis (Home)
Result: Win
The Indianapolis Colts will host the Cincinnati Bengals in an NFL Wild Card Playoff match-up this Sunday, and the Colts are a slight favorite. The Bengals come in with several injuries on offense, and they have a history of performing poorly in the post-season. I like Andrew Luck and the Colts to take care of business at home in this one.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Quarterbacks - Bengals QB Andy Dalton has thrown more INTs (10) than TDs (9) on the road this season, and he has a history of struggling in the Playoffs. Andrew Luck threw for 20 TDs and seven INTs while winning six of eight starts in Indianapolis this season. One of those wins was a 27-0 shutout over the Bengals.

2. Injuries - A.J. Green will not play after suffering a concussion in the loss to the Steelers, and TE Jermaine Gresham is questionable.

3. X-Factor - The Home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.

Selection: This is a play on the Indianapolis Colts (8*)