The Colts got their first win of the season on Sunday, beating the Redskins 21-9. In doing so, the offense played alright, but how did they grade out?
Scoring 21 points isn’t a massive amount. But today, it was enough to come away with a win. The defense did a good job most of the day so the Colts didn’t have to score a lot to win. But here is how each offensive unit did in a winning effort.
Andrew Luck didn’t have his best game in Washington. He threw two interceptions, including one that was in double coverage on the Colts side of the field. He did throw two touchdowns, including a great fade to Eric Ebron. But he has to stop turning the ball over. It killed the Colts last week, and it will again if he continues to throw bad interceptions.
The Colts ran the ball very well today. Running backs accounted for 95 of the 104 rushing yards Indy accumulated. Marlon Mack played well in his season debut, and Jordan Wilkins had 6.1 yards per carry. The backs did a good job of doing what they needed to do.
Once again, the Colts were playing without starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo. In his place, Le’Raven Clark actually played relatively well. He did give up the only sack on Luck, but he played well for being thrust into a bad situation. Luck did have some pressure in his face, but it wasn’t overwhelming. Overall, it was a good performance.
A tight end caught the first touchdown pass for the Colts today. Eric Ebron caught a fade to start off the scoring for Indy. He added two other catches as well. Jack Doyle also had 2 catches. The tight ends weren’t spectacular, but they were solid as always.
T.Y. Hilton had a great game, catching 7 balls for 83 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Grant had a couple catches as well. Chester Rogers had 3 catches too. But this grade is mainly for T.Y. who was a problem for the Redskins all game long.
All in all, it was a good but not great effort for the offense. They did enough to win the game and can improve next week to score even more.