Week 4 Grade: Indianapolis Colts Offense at Seahawks
The Colts managed to put up 18 points against one of the league’s best defenses on Sunday night, but it wasn’t nearly enough to come up victorious.
Jacoby Brissett and the rest of the Indianapolis held their own for the first three quarters in Seattle, but the Seahawks’ defense eventually shut them down as they cruised to a win.
After Malik Hooker‘s interception late in the third quarter, Adam Vinatieri converted a 40-yard field goal and tied the game at 18.
The Colts only saw four more possessions for the rest of the game and they resulted in a fumble, two punts, and the end of regulation.
You couldn’t ask for too much more production from this offense as Jacoby Brissett suited up for his first career road start, and 16 points (plus a safety from the defense) should’ve been enough to keep this game close.
The Colts’ struggles in the running game have become a theme through the team’s first four games, and they averaged less than 4 yards per carry yet again on Sunday night.
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The rushing attack should improve as Marlon Mack gets healthy and integrated into the offense, but they can’t continue to leave Brissett out to dry in a one-dimensional offense.
Through his first three starts, Brissett has really only made two major mistakes. However, both of them has been costly as his overtime interception cost them the game against the Cardinals, and his one interception went for a touchdown the other way this weekend.
The offense continues to take some strides forward, but the task was simply too tough against a suffocating Seahawks defense.