1. Non-Anthony Richardson run game must be better for Colts
Some fans may not want to admit it, but everyone that watched the game on Sunday, that wanted Indianapolis to win, had a moment where they wished Jonathan Taylor was in the backfield. That thought surely cross the minds of Chris Ballard and Jim Irsay as well, because the available running backs didn’t have a great day.
Richardson led the team is rushing with 40 yards, and while he’s a great threat with his legs, no one wants him to be the main source of rushing for the Colts. Deon Jackson, who got the start with Taylor and Zack Moss out, had a day to forget, carrying the ball 13 times for 14 yards. He also had five receptions for 14 yards, a dropped pass, and two lost fumbles.
Evan Hull had just one yard on one carry and his best run of the day had to come back after a holding call, and Jake Funk added 10 yards on two carries.
While Taylor’s future in Indy is unknown, he won’t be available until at least Week 5. That means the current running backs need to get things figured out. It’s not all on the RBs either; the offensive line has to be better. If the run game improves, Indy will have a better chance of winning moving forward.