The Colts finally put together a complete game offensively on Sunday, beating the Bills 37-5. Here is how each unit of the offense graded out.
The Colts finally go their first home win of the season, beating the Bills 37-5. They were in complete control for most of the game. The offense struggled a little bit in the first quarter before breaking out for 24 points in the second. Here is how each individual unit performed.
Luck didn’t put up huge numbers on Sunday, only passing for 156 yards. But he didn’t have to. The running gave him some balance, so he only had to throw the ball 23 times. He did have 4 touchdowns though, so he was efficient when he did throw. Overall, a solid performance by the franchise quarterback.
This was the best game the Colts’ running backs have had in a few years. They did a great job running the ball all game long. Marlon Mack had the best game of his career, running for 126 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. He also caught a touchdown pass. The backs combined for 219 rushing yards. If they can keep this up, this offense is hard to stop.
The offensive line had their best performance of the season as well. They opened up a bunch of holes for the running backs and didn’t allow Luck to get sacked at all. He had a bunch of time to look for receivers. With Anthony Castonzo back, the unit has been much better.
Eric Ebron had a quiet game for his standards, only recording 3 catches for 31 yards. But Erik Swoope caught a 17 yard touchdown pass. The unit continues to be a focal point of the offense even without the services of Jack Doyle.
The drops stopped!!!!!! The receivers had been much maligned in recent weeks with the amount of drops they have had. But yesterday, they ceased to exist. T.Y. Hilton had a great game after returning from injury, having 2 touchdown catches. This was the kind of game this unit needed.
If the offense can execute this way, this is a hard team to beat. They did this against a top 10 defense as well. Maybe they have finally turned the corner.