Broncos vs. Colts: Individual Matchups to Watch For

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Dec 28, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) before the start of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Harris Jr. vs. T.Y. Hilton

The Colts’ top receiver and the most dangerous deep threat in the league matched up against the one of, if not the best, cornerback in the NFL.

What more could you ask for?

These bright young stars will square off again and it should be a treat to watch.

Since their Week One meeting, Harris has received a nice five-year contract extension and has joined the likes of Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis as the NFL’s premier shutdown corners. Pro Football Focus (subscription required) gave Harris the highest rating among all cornerbacks in the league.

In Indianapolis, Hilton cemented himself as the league’s deadliest deep threat and averaged 16.4 yards a catch on his way to over 1,300 yards receiving. Given his size and his speed, Harris will draw the assignment of covering Hilton.

Hilton was nowhere to be found in the Colts’ season opener and with a full season under Harris’ belt, the same might happen again.