The special teams might have fixed the issues that they had early on in the season. They were very good last night, and that play needs to continue.
Special teams have been a major storyline early in the season. They have struggled in the kicking game early. But all of those issues seem to be in the rearview mirror. The Colts have fixed those woes, and it was on display in their 19-13 win over Kansas City.
Adam Vinatieri has fixed his issues. He made all four of the field goals that he attempted last night, and the only extra point. He looks as confident as he has ever been. This is good, because they are going to need him down the stretch of the season.
Frank Reich and Chris Ballard look smart for backing Vinny now. He has done a complete 180 from the first two weeks of the season. He is a leader on this team as well and should be commended for fighting through the demons he had early.
Rigoberto Sanchez did a good job punting the ball last night. He had an average of 41 yards and pinned the Chiefs deep late in the game too to help the defense out. The punt coverage did a good job as well not allowing any good returns.
Zach Pascal had a good couple of kick returns while he was filling in for Parris Campbell. He only had two returns, but averaged 24 yards a return. The Colts didn’t have any punt returns, as they were all fair caught.
The special teams will continue to get better as the season goes on as well. The bye week will help the team get healthy and get more impact players on special teams back.