The Colts lost in embarrassing fashion today, losing 6-0. Based on that score, you can guess how these grades are going to go.
Indianapolis had a chance to continue to make a statement today. They could have won their sixth straight game, and given themselves a real good chance at being the 6th seed for that second wild card spot. Instead, they got embarrassed. Here is how each unit played today.
Andrew Luck had perhaps his worst game of his career. He was shut out, and couldn’t move the ball effectively. He was only 33/52 for 248 yards. Luck didn’t get it done after he had played expertly the last few weeks. This was a glaring failure for him.
This grade would be lower, but this group’s lack of production wasn’t all their fault. The play calling made it tough for them to get in any sort of rhythm or have any sort of success. But when they did run the ball, they didn’t do it well. They need to get the running game going if they want success.
This was the worst game the offensive line has played in awhile. They allowed three sacks today, although Luck was at fault for one of them. But they allowed constant pressure and didn’t open up any holes for runners. They desperately miss Ryan Kelly, and until he comes back I’m not sure what will change.
Eric Ebron led the team in receptions, but he also fumbled the ball on a 4th and 1. He also missed a chip block on another crucial 4th and 1 late in the game. Erik Swoope couldn’t get out of bounds on the last play either. Bad day for this unit.
This was the worst unit on the field. They couldn’t get any sort of separation from the Jacksonville secondary. They had a couple of drops as well. Again, the play calling didn’t help this unit. But they have to be better if the Colts want to win more games.
This was an incredibly disappointing performance from the entire offense. They have to be better moving forward, or they have no chance at making the playoffs.