This was a game that no one expected the Colts to compete in, let alone win. They were 11 point underdogs in this one, but proved the doubters wrong. They won’t this game 19-13 in Kansas City on Sunday night in their most impressive win to date.
Brissett might have actually of played his worst game statistically in this one. He was only 18/29 for 151 yards and an interception. It was the first time this season that he hasn’t thrown a touchdown this season. But yet, he did enough to help the team win the game.
After he threw the interception in the red zone, Brissett settled himself down. He knew that he can’t throw interceptions like that that cost the team points. So then he took what the defense gave him and completed a bunch of short passes.
Those short passes helped open up the run game as well. It was Marlon Mack who was the hero in this one, running for 132 yards on 29 attempts. But Brissett’s ability to manage the game allowed the offense to do just enough to win this game in a hostile environment.
So after five games, what have we learned? We’ve learned that Brissett is still a work in progress. He still needs to learn how to be effective when his best playmakers are shut down. He may never be as dangerous as Luck was, but he can still be just as effective.
It will be interesting to see how he progresses the rest of the season. He has a bye week this week to help in his progression as a starter. If he can play close to his potential, this team is extremely dangerous.