3 reasons the Colts comeback attempt was unsuccessful against the Titans
2. Matt Ryan still isn’t protecting the ball
Matt Ryan finished the game completing 27-of-37 passes for 356 yards and two touchdowns. He played a solid second half and was a big reason why the Colts almost pulled off the comeback attempt. Unfortunately, Ryan was also the reason Indy was even facing a deficit.
In the first half, Matt Ryan had two turnovers: a fumble and an interception. Both turnovers gave the Titans short fields and led to touchdowns for Tennessee. It’s never good when you turn the ball over and Matt Ryan has made a habit of doing just that through his first four games with the Colts.
Through those four games, Ryan has five interceptions and an unreasonable nine fumbles, including two against the Titans on Sunday. That’s simply unacceptable for any NFL player but especially a 37-year-old quarterback that is playing in his 15th NFL season as a starter.
Ryan has talked about how he needs to do a better job at protecting the football and covering it with two hands as he maneuvers through the pocket, all things you’d hear a young quarterback say. However, his words haven’t been put into action as he’s still fumbling the ball away.
As long as that’s a problem for Ryan, Indy’s offense will continue to struggle and the Colts will continue to lose games.