The Colts lost their fourth straight game, falling to the Jets 42-34. The offense was shaky all game long. Here is how each unit played in today’s game.
The Colts were not a good team today. They had a tough time consistently moving the ball. They also continued to turn the ball over at an alarming rate. To sum it up, the Colts continue to be the Colts. Here is how each offensive unit graded today.
If you look at the box score of this game, you would think this would be a high grade for someone who threw three interceptions. But the first two were not his fault as they were dropped passes that landed into the hands of the defense. Luck had to drag this team to the finish line and almost was able to lead them all the way back. But the talent around him continues to let him down.
Marlon Mack had a really good game after missing three straight with a hamstring injury. He was able to run for 89 yards and had 7.4 yards per carry. He made some guys miss and ran hard consistently. The Colts should have given him the ball more earlier in the game. But he did drop a pass on the second play of the game that led to a pick six. Robert Turbin got hurt on a play where he fumbled the ball, which set up a Jets score. Nyheim Hines dropped a touchdown pass. Really Mack was the only good back today.
The offensive line was better than expected today. Having Anthony Castonzo make his debut clearly helped the unit. They didn’t allow a single sack all day. But they didn’t get good push in the run game early on, and had some bad false start penalties. Still, they did their job.
This unit was solid today. Eric Ebron continues to be on a tear, as he caught another touchdown. Erik Swoope did as well. Even Mo Allie-Cox had a 34 yard grab. They did a good job giving Luck someone to throw to because of the lack of plays from receivers.
This unit is the worst unit on the entire football team. They give Luck nothing to work with. They added 6 more drops today, and are not reliable at all. Marcus Johnson was the only one who had a decent game. But everyone else was terrible. The lack of reliable pass catchers is the single biggest reason why this team is 1-5.
Until they get T.Y. Hilton back, the receivers will continue to be awful. But Luck won’t let that get to him, and he should continue to keep the Colts in games.