This was an absolutely dismal performance by the offense, and it cost them the game. The Colts lost to the hapless Dolphins 16-12 in a putrid offensive effort.
The Colts were missing most of their offensive playmakers due to injury. It would end up being a huge deal, as they could only muster up 12 points because of this. This was the worst offensive performance that the Colts have had in years. Here are the grades for everyone.
Brian Hoyer was an absolute trainwreck in this game. He was 18/39 for 204 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions. He put the team in terrible positions all game long, and couldn’t lead the team when he needed to. He looked uncomfortable all game long.
It was a failure on the coaches to not get him ready for this game. It’s also disheartening to see him play this poorly while he is making $4 million a year. Jacoby Brissett will almost certainly play next week, and he can’t come back soon enough.
Marlon Mack had 19 carries for 74 yards and ran hard in the second half. It was baffling that he didn’t get a carry on the final drive after the Colts drove inside the Miami 30-yard line. Jordan Wilkins had 3 carries for 20 yards, and Nyheim Hines had 3 for 14 yards too.
Even though they only allowed one sack, the offensive line got blown off the line of scrimmage yet again. They were pushed back into Hoyer’s face most of the game. They also couldn’t open up holes in the first half for the running backs to go through.
The offensive line has been a disappointment this season. They haven’t been very good over the last four or five games. They haven’t been good despite the fact that they were the best group in football last year. It has been a complete mess for this team.
Jack Doyle continues to be one of the most reliable players on this team. He scored the Colts’ only touchdown and had 3 catches for 44 yards. He continues to be the best tight end on this team. That’s because of how bad Eric Ebron continues to be.
Ebron dropped a touchdown on the opening drive that resulted in an interception. He ended up having two more drops, and didn’t run the final route of the game past the first down marker. Ebron complained about not being in the gameplan enough, and this is why. He continues to make big mistakes in big moments. He can’t be trusted.
The receivers were non-existent in this game. They combined for only 5 catches in this contest. They weren’t able to get open, and they couldn’t make any impact on this game at all. If Brissett doesn’t come back next week, the receivers need to step up.
This was the worst offensive game by far this season. Frank Reich needs to get his team together and fix the issues. If they don’t the Colts will quickly fall out of playoff contention.