The Indianapolis Colts have taken a firm hold on the AFC South with a 23-30 statement win against the Houston Texans Sunday.
Overall the Colts played a great game, but Brissett led the team to victory through the air. Jacoby’s developing into an impressive quarterback and this week showed his skills. The mark of a good quarterback is the ability to shine when not under pressure.
In yesterday’s game, Brissett was on the field for a total of 41 dropbacks with 26 completions on 38 attempts. When he had no pressure his quarterback rating was at 151.3. With 216 yards and 19 completions off of 21 dropbacks, he also threw three touchdowns with 12 first-down throws and a 95% completion rate.
Equally as important is what he does when blitzed. The Colts did a fantastic job at pass blocking yesterday, considering J.J Watt and Whitney Mercilus combined for 11 sacks on the year already. Even when blitzed Brissett’s passer rating was at 121.3 with 175 yards and a touchdown.
His 72.2% completion percentage was one of the best on the day when blitzed. Being 26-39, which includes his 5 passes thrown away, he ended the day with a 129.9 passer rating and left Colts fans saying “Andrew Who?”
First place in the AFC South feels good. Now that the Colts have the bye-week behind them, it’s smooth sailing to the rest of the season. Upcoming this week is a home game against the reeling Broncos who looked awful Thursday night against the Chiefs. If the Colts want to be respected, the best way to do that is to beat up on bad teams.
Let’s go, Colts!