Week 1 Game Recap: Colts at Rams

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 26: Scott Tolzien
PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 26: Scott Tolzien /

The Colts got off to a rocky start to their 2017 campaign with a blowout loss at the hands of the Rams in Los Angeles.

Indianapolis knew it would be an uphill climb to win as underdogs in Week 1, but no one expected their loss to be quite this bad as the Rams put up 46 points while the Colts managed a measly 9.

The Good

There weren’t many positives to take away from this afternoon’s game in L.A., but new quarterback Jacoby Brissett connected on a 50-yard pass to Donte Moncrief on his first pass as a Colt. He finished 2/3 for 51 yards, but Colts fans can hope for some more upside with the more talented Brissett in the future.

Marlon Mack scored his first career touchdown on the Colts’ only trip to the end zone this afternoon. Mack continued to build on his strong preseason with 45 yards on 11 touches on Sunday.

Unfortunately, that about sums up “the good” from today’s games.

The Bad

Colts fans were not excited to see Scott Tolzien start under center in Week 1, and he delivered with a thoroughly terrible performance.

He cost the team any chance at a victory throwing two pick-six’s, and he was eventually benched for Jacoby Brissett. It’d be tough for the Colts’ coaching staff to stick with Tolzien in Week 2 after today’s performance.

Indianapolis’ defense was another major concern heading into the season, and the Rams exploited it by racking up 373 yards with 310 of those coming through the air. The secondary really struggled without Vontae Davis in the lineup, and they’ll probably continue to give up big gains while he’s sidelined.


Well, Colts fans hope that it can only get better from here. Pick-six’s are usually pretty random, and they make the score look worse than it actually was.

However, the Colts’ future looks pretty bleak if Andrew Luck is out for an extended amount of time, and they’ll have a similar-looking injury report in next week’s game against the Cardinals.