4 things Colts did well in Week 2 win over Texans and 4 things Indy must improve

The Indianapolis Colts got their first win of the season, defeating the Houston Texans in Week 2. Indy did some things really well but struggled in other areas.
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Week 2 concludes for the Indianapolis Colts, as they secure their first victory of the young season with a divisional road win against the Houston Texans 31-20. The Colts were able to get out to an early lead and they never let up, even in the face of adversity. That adversity was the self-reported concussion that quarterback Anthony Richardson reported shortly after taking a hit where the back of his head hit the turf, during his second TD run of the day. While he popped right up after the hit and all seemed well, he was later ruled out after being placed in concussion protocol.

The Colts move to 1-1 on the season as they head to Baltimore to on the Ravens next week in their first non-divisional matchup of the season. Let’s take a look at the good from Week 2 and the areas of needed improvement as the season progresses.

What Colts did well in Week 2 against Texans

Running game

The Colts welcomed back Zack Moss in a big way by giving him 100% of the running back carries. No other running back had a single carry in the game. Moss finished with 88 yards on 18 carries with one touchdown. While he didn’t dominate, he was productive and efficient. Quarterbacks Anthony Richardson and Gardner Minshew were the only other players to record rushing yards.

We saw zero carries from either Deon Jackson or Jake Funk. While Jake Funk is the developmental back, the coaching staff has sent a clear message to Deon Jackson after his abysmal performance in Week 1. The early message of accountability this coaching staff is portraying towards the players on the roster is an encouraging sign for the season.