Colts: Nyheim Hines scores pair of TDs to kick off 2020 season

Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines scores the first two TDs of 2020. As we all suspected!

The Colts added Jonathan Taylor to Marlon Mack in the backfield in 2020, creating a three-headed monster with speedster Nyheim Hines as the smallest head. Right?

…Right?

Well, since this is 2020, it’s time to expect the unexpected.

Hines scampered in for his second score of the day, set up by a 35-yard Taylor rush on his first impactful series of the game, to make it 14-7 Indianapolis.

We told you that Philip Rivers would attempt to turn Hines into a Darren Sproles impersonator if he had the chance, and it’s clear he’s going to emphasize his speedy third running back when he has the opportunity.

Players like Hines have long been staples of the ideal Rivers offense, and he’s been a safety valve so far, catching a pair of passes for 14 yards, as well as accruing 22 yards rushing on five totes of the rock.

Of course, Hines’ first score was equally impressive — perhaps it was even a bit more wild, featuring a scamper through the teeth of the defense.

If every running back in the program is going to produce this much, we could be as scary as the rosiest prognosticators anticipated.

Hand up in the air, though, if you expected Rivers’ first touchdown pass in blue and white to be a little niftiness to Hines, though?! Even those of us who expected the little underdog would figure prominently in the offense probably did not see this coming.

Rivers has been an excellent version of himself thus far, too, absorbing pressure and delivering dimes with reckless abandon.

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It would be nice to bottle up this half for the remainder of the season, as well as clean up mistakes where applicable. Not every opponent is Jacksonville, after all.