Nov 8, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (23) gains yards in the second half against the Denver Broncos. The Colts defeated the Broncos, 27-24 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
Offensive MVP: Frank Gore
Gore’s significance to the offense seems to get overlooked, considering he is not getting a massive workload, as many expected. What we need to realize is that the Colts gameplan is to always stick to Gore as their anchor. However, this season as the offensive line has struggled with penalties, Gore has been unable to get going early in the game. Then the Colts fall behind by a bunch and are forced to pass, leaving Gore on the outskirts of the offense.
We did see Gore get going early on Sunday against Denver, and he was able to pace the offense the whole night. That is what the Colts have wanted all season, they’ve just been unable to do it up until then.
Although Gore doesn’t seem to be an active participant in the offense, he has actually been their one consistent starter. He is currently averaging four yards per carry, and he has almost 600 total rushing yards so far. It’s safe to assume he’ll eclipse 1000 yards, and that’ll be the ninth time in his career he’s done that.
With all that being said, it’s easy to overlook Gore’s value, but he is the most valuable offensive player so far this season.
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