It was a dominating performance for the Colts’ offense in a 33-13 victory for Indy today. Each unit played pretty well in this game.
This was a game that was never really in doubt. The Colts started off a little slowly and only held a 10-7 lead at halftime. But the running game really got going in the second half and they started scoring more points. Here is how each unit graded in this blowout.
Jacoby Brissett didn’t have his best game statistically in this one. He only threw for 148 yards and one touchdown. He also threw a pick, but that wasn’t really his fault. The biggest key for him was his ability to keep plays alive. He even scrambled for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Brissett doesn’t need to do too much for the Colts to win games. He just needs to make a few conversions and not turn the ball over. He mostly did that in today’s game and let the running game take over.
Speaking of the running game, it was dominant throughout this game. The Colts had two 100+ yard rushers. Marlon Mack ran for 109 yards on 13 carries and Jonathan Williams had 116 on 13 carries. Williams had to come in because Mack left the game with a hand injury.
This was the best rushing performance of the season for the Colts. Williams emerged as a viable back in this rotation. He was the backup back in running situations because Jordan Wilkins missed the game with an ankle injury. He was really good today.
The reason the running backs were so good in this one is because the offensive line did a great job of blocking downhill. They were able to get into the second level very easily and open holes for the backs. Their pass blocking wasn’t very good though as they allowed 3 sacks. But when you run the ball this well, the pass blocking doesn’t really matter.
The receivers didn’t need to do too much in this game because of how good the running game was. Marcus Johnson actually led the team in receiving with 4 catches for 38 yards and a touchdown. Zach Pascal added a couple of catches, and Chester Rogers had one catch. This unit was fine, but they didn’t need to be special.
Eric Ebron had a fantastic catch on the sidelines in this game. He ended with 4 catches for 27 yards. Surprisingly, Jack Doyle was held without a catch. This unit did a good job in run blocking, especially Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox. The tight ends didn’t have to be great.
It was a great effort offensively by everyone involved. Frank Reich did a great job with play calling as well. They need to carry this momentum for the rest of the season.