The offense struggled to make plays in the second half, and it was one of the things that led them to a 31-17 loss.
The Colts haven’t been very good on offense recently. They actually started out playing efficiently in the first half. Jacoby Brissett was completing a bunch of timing patterns. But that changed after halftime adjustments were made. Then he started making mistakes.
Brissett is a deeply average quarterback. That much has been confirmed, especially after a game like today. He was 25/40 for 319 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was early in the game on a nice 21-yard find to Jack Doyle. After that, it was all downhill.
Brissett threw two horrible interceptions in the second half that killed the team. They led to 10 Tennessee points. They were both over the middle off his back foot that had no chance of being completed. The Colts need to move on from him next season.
Jonathan Williams started today and was abysmal. He had 8 carries that totaled 14 yards. He was then promptly removed and replaced with Jordan Wilkins, who was only a little better. Wilkins had 11 carries for 47 yards, but 15 of them were on one carry.
The offensive line did not do a good job of getting a push. They couldn’t get any holes open for backs to get through. The lack of a good running game was a big reason the Colts couldn’t get anything going on offense in the second half.
Under the circumstances, the receivers played really well. Chester Rogers went out of the game early, and that left only three healthy receivers on the roster. They did pretty well. Zach Pascal led the charge with 7 catches for 109 yards. Marcus Johnson added 4 catches for 55 yards. Ashton Dulin even had a catch for 13 yards.
Jack Doyle started the game very well, catching an early 21-yard touchdown pass. He would finish with 6 catches for 73 yards and that lone touchdown. Ross Travis also caught 2 passes for 31 yards. The tight ends were a big part of the passing game, and came through
The offensive line struggled badly today. They got knocked around by the Titan’s defensive line. They couldn’t open up holes for the running back in the running game. In the passing game, they allowed three sacks. One of those was on Brissett for holding the ball too long though. But this unit has to play better for how talented they are.
It was a struggle for the offense to move the ball consistently. If it sounds like I’ve said that before, it’s because I have. They haven’t been good enough this season to make up for mistakes.