3 things the Colts offense must do better in 2022
2. Colts have to put up more points
Now, I know I said earlier that touchdowns win you games in the NFL. While that is true, coming away with points, in general, is a good possession in my eyes. Indy was ninth in scoring last year, very close to the top five. Think about all the possessions last season where we were close to scoring or how many missed opportunities we had. That is also with the Colts only averaging 17 points in their last three games.
So, how do we get more points on the board? If you can’t get in the end zone, trust in your kicking game. You have one of the more accurate kickers in the league with Rodrigo Blankenship, let him score for you. I get it, Indy has an elite run game and that makes short-yardage situations very enticing on fourth downs.
While it’s fine to gamble and go for it every now and then on fourth down, the Colts shouldn’t make a habit of risking three points trying to get seven. With the improvements that the Colts have made on defense, it is okay to settle for three. As long as you can drive the ball downfield and get points, you are going to be in every game with a defense like the one Indy has this year.
It is hard for some people to think that it can get much better than ninth in scoring because that’s a really good spot to be in. However, there is always room for improvement. Indy will do a better job scoring this year behind Jonathan Taylor, Matt Ryan, the offensive line, and weapons on the outside. It is not crazy to think that the Colts will finish top 5 in scoring this season.