This insane stat proves how good Colts’ offense can really be

Colts QB Philip Rivers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Colts QB Philip Rivers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

The Colts have been very impressive when it comes to moving the ball in 2020.

Forget the loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Forget about the issues in the red zone. The Indianapolis Colts‘ offense is built to last.

With so much changing with this unit entering the 2020 season, you can’t ask this team to burst onto the scene and not experience any issues. Indy has welcomed Philip Rivers, Michael Pittman Jr. and Jonathan Taylor as new starters, and Mo Alie-Cox has been getting a ton of time at tight end due to the injuries to Jack Doyle and Trey Burton.

Despite that good version of “turnover” and the many mistakes that have already been made, the Colts, impressively, have not had a three-and-out series through their first two games. They’re the only team in the NFL that has yet to record one.

This speaks to continuity on this side of the ball, as well as effectiveness in both the rushing and passing games. Just imagine if they managed to get the rushing attack going in Week 1 and didn’t have countless key dropped passes thus far. We could be talking about one of the best offenses in the league.

What more fans need to realize is that the Colts are flush with options. Despite injuries to Marlon Mack, Parris Campbell, Doyle and Burton, the offense has still scored 48 points and racked up 799 yards of offense. That’s even with three costly Rivers interceptions!

Guys like Taylor, Pittman Jr., Alie-Cox, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins have all put forth meaningful contributions through just two games, and a new veteran QB in Rivers has done wonders for the ball movement and spreading it around.

Expect to see a boost in numbers this week against a battered New York Jets team. The Colts are in a great position to keep their streak of no three-and-outs alive. Fans should be excited to see who manages to step up and become a key part of the offense this week.