Indianapolis Colts Have Improved on Defense in NFL Preseason


The Indianapolis Colts have seen their defense improve in every game of the NFL preseason.

The Colts have won two of their first three preseason games, and the offensive numbers for their opponents have dwindled. The Colts gave up 44 points in their preseason home-opener against the Buffalo Bills, and even though the game didn’t count, no one was happy with how the defense got handled. Over their next two victories, the Colts have given up a total of 18 points, and neither the New York Giants or Cleveland Browns could reach the end zone.

The Colts defense has looked fast and stout. Holding a team to no touchdowns is an impressive feat, and its good to see a team tighten up when their opponents get into scoring position.

The Colts only gave up 196 passing yards to the Giants high-powered offense. The first-team offense of the Browns had scored on five of their first six drives in the preseason, but were shut out in the first two quarters against the Colts. Cleveland only scored six points in the loss, and only had 59 total rushing yards.

The Colts were also happy to see LB-Pat Angerer and S-LaRon Landry take the field for the first time. Landry has not played for the Colts, since coming over in the offseason. Angerer missed all of 2012 with a foot injury. Angerer tied for the team-leader in tackles against the Browns.

The defense for the Colts has been built to be dominant. If they can keep up these types of efforts, they will be able to impose their will on any team in the NFL.