The Colts played a terrible game today against the Jaguars, and lost in their finale 38-20. The offense was particularly bad.
Another game, another poor offensive performance. The Colts couldn’t do anything in the second half of this game because of their awful passing game. They couldn’t keep up with the Gardner Minshew led Jaguars. Here is how each unit graded out in the finale.
Jacoby Brissett continued his awful play and might have played his way out of Indy. He finished with only 162 yards on 12 of 25 passing and no touchdowns. He also fumbled the ball twice, with one of them being returned for a touchdown. Brissett also was sacked three times.
Brissett has continued to show that he is not the answer at quarterback. Over the last half of the season, he only threw 4 touchdowns. He held the ball way too long most of the course of the season, and that’s where most of the sacks originated.
Marlon Mack was one of the few players who did something in this game. He finished with 77 yards on 15 carries and scored both Colts touchdowns. He finished the season on a high note. Mack is one of the few playmakers on this team, and deserves to get an extension.
The Colts have had inconsistent play from their offensive line this season. Today they were good in the ground game, as the team ran for 132 yards. In the passing game, they were a little less good. Brissett was sacked three times, but two of those were because he held onto the ball too long.
Only two catches were from tight ends in this game for the Colts. Jack Doyle only had one catch for 6 yards and Mo Alive-Cox had a catch for 15 yards. Doyle did have a really good block on a long Marlon Mack run, but that was about the end of the positives for this unit.
T.Y. Hilton had his best game in awhile, recording 3 catches for 72 yards. He ended the season on a high note after battling a year of injuries. Marcus Johnson had 2 catches for 31 yards. Zach Pascal had a catch for 10 yards, and Dontrelle Inman had a catch for 6 yards.
The receivers didn’t really have a chance to perform well because of how bad Brissett was. He didn’t give his pass-catchers an opportunity to make an impact on this game. That happened far too often in the second half of the season.
The offense ended the season on a low note, and won’t get a chance to redeem themselves until 2020.