5 biggest surprises for the Colts during the 2023 season

The Indianapolis Colts are in the middle of a season that not many people were expecting. Here are some of the biggest surprises Indy has seen in 2023.

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4. The performance of Zack Moss

Losing Jonathan Taylor for a huge chunk of the early season was a major loss for this team, but it turned out to not be as big of a problem as fans thought. Zack Moss coming from Buffalo was a key piece in saving the season with some big-time performances.

He has started five games for Indianapolis, with 672 yards and five touchdowns on the year, all of those being career highs. A player who was expected to be a solid backup has now turned his season around into being a player who may find a solid contract somewhere else as a lead back.

His biggest two performances were in moments where this team really needed him with the lack of Taylor. Week three against the Ravens he took 30 carries for 122 and made an impressive catch for a touchdown in a 22-19 victory. Considering where the Ravens are now, this win has been more impressive week after week.

He also had a 23-carry, 165-yard, two-touchdown game against Tennessee when Richardson went down with the shoulder injury. Averaging 7.2 yards a carry in a game where your team needs you the most just shows the guts this guy has, having him on the roster is a huge blessing for this team.

And now, with Taylor out for at least two weeks with a thumb injury, Moss will have his day in the sun yet again. Based on this season so far, this team will be just fine at the running back position despite the injury.