Week 2 Grade: Indianapolis Colts Offense
The Colts’ offense made some improvements in Week 2 with Jacoby Brissett, but it wasn’t quite enough to pick up their first win of the season.
Colts fans finally got what they wanted when Chuck Pagano announced that Jacoby Brissett won the starting job over Scott Tolzien, but the honeymoon only lasted about three quarters.
The Colts’ offensive performance was better than Week 1’s blowout loss to the Rams, but not by much.
The offense only gained 266 total yards at an extremely ugly mark of 3.8 yards per play.
Brissett led his first drive as the Colts’ starting quarterback for a touchdown. The drive chewed up 53 yards on 14 plays, and lasted 5:45.
Indianapolis tacked on another field goal near the end of the first quarter to take a 10-0 lead.
After the first quarter, here are the results of the rest of the game’s possessions for the Colts: punt, punt, halftime, punt, punt, field goal, punt, punt, punt, and finally the costly interception.
Arizona clearly figured something out after the first quarter, and the Colts were unable to make any adjustments on offense.
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This will continue to get better as Brissett has a better understanding of the playbook, but the Colts need to find some sort of running game in the meantime.
They’ve averaged 75.5 rushing yards per game over the first two weeks, and Indianapolis only gained 2.6 yards per carry on Sunday.
Marlon Mack was basically non-existent after a promising performance last week, and Frank Gore had no room to run behind an offensive line that was consistently getting beat.
There was a noticeable upgrade with Brissett under center this week, but this unit has a long way to go before they can consistently win football games.