Week 6 Grade: Indianapolis Colts Offense at Titans
The Colts’ offense looked unstoppable in the first half last night, but their second half struggles showed up yet again.
Indianapolis picked up two field goals and a touchdown on their first three drives of Monday night’s game. They travelled 194 yards on those first three drives as they held a 12-9 lead going into halftime.
The second half was a different story, as it has been for most of this season thus far, as the Colts only gained 103 yards for the rest of the game.
The offense was only able to put up 3 points after halftime as they punted on four of those possessions, lost a fumble, and came up inches short on fourth down sealing a Titans victory.
On the positive side, the rushing game did start to get going after being ineffective for most of the first five games.
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Indianapolis gained 4.3 yards per carry, which was well above their season average of 3.5 including last night’s game. However, they only rushed the ball 20 times as they were playing from behind late in the game.
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Wide receiver Donte Moncrief had his best game of the season after dropping a touchdown pass on the first drive of the night. He finished the game with 67 yards on 5 receptions and was the number one option with T.Y. Hilton only brining in 1 catch.
Brissett avoided making the one big mistake that he has made in most of his starts this season, but he didn’t have the most efficient night gaining only 5.7 yards per pass play. However, he was victimized by some key drops and looks like he’s improving in every game.
The Colts’ offense continues to show promise, but second-half problems have been a far too common theme this season.