Colts fans will love former offensive lineman Jeff Saturday hyping up Indy amid their playoff surge.
There hasn’t been much of anything for Indianapolis Colts fans to complain about of late. After all, the team has won four of its last five games, with the only loss coming in Week 12 to Tennessee when several key players — both on offense and defense — were out due to either injury or COVID-19 protocols.
On top of that, the Colts delivered arguably their most dominant performance of the season this past Sunday in a 44-27 rout of the playoff-hopeful Las Vegas Raiders, who had no other choice but to fire their defensive coordinator just hours after the game.
Amid this hot stretch, Indianapolis is finally starting to garner national recognition as a playoff contender after flying well under the radar for the first several weeks of the campaign. If fans wanted another reason to feel good about the Colts, check out former offensive lineman Jeff Saturday singing their praises during a segment with ESPN.
We might be biased given Saturday’s ties to the organization, but he objectively made some excellent points here. Everybody and their mother can agree with the notion that the Colts’ offense has finally caught up to the defense, which has performed at an elite level all season.
Indianapolis is very quietly scoring 32.8 points per game over the last five weeks, which is one of the best tallies in the NFL during that span. Philip Rivers has morphed into a quintessential game manager while cleverly picking and choosing when to turn back the clock and go scorched earth on opposing defenses.
Jonathan Taylor, meanwhile, appears to have subdued his early season struggles. The 2020 second-round pick has compiled over 100 yards from scrimmage in each of the last three games, averaging a whopping 6.2 yards per carry over that span. He now has an excellent chance at reaching the 1,000-yard mark, which seemed impossible through the first half of the year.
Not to mention that star wideout TY Hilton has finally announced his arrival to 2020 over the last three games, across which he’s logged 17 receptions for 277 yards and four touchdowns, the latter of which is the most in the league during that stretch.
Make no bones about it: Saturday hit the nail right on the head when he said that no team should want to play the Colts come playoff time. To put it simply, this team is firing on all cylinders and is showing no signs of letting up.