5 good things and 5 bad things from the resilient Colts victory against the Ravens

The Indianapolis Colts pulled out a tough win in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens, and there was plenty of good and bad from Indy in the game.
Sep 24, 2023; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Zack Moss (21) reacts after
Sep 24, 2023; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Zack Moss (21) reacts after / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
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Where the Colts struggled against Baltimore

Secondary still needs work

Did we see improvements this week? Without question. The two main drives (first drive and third-quarter drive) were the two scoring drives for the Ravens. The secondary was absolutely picked apart in those drives. They essentially traded out JuJu Brents for Darrell Baker Jr. this week and most likely permanently. As Brents continues to get more reps in real time, he will continue to improve. Safety Julian Blackmon had another good week but would love to see the coverage get a little more sticky going forward.

Pass catchers (not named Michael Pittman Jr. or Josh Downs)

Michael Pittman Jr. and Josh Downs accounted for 23 targets of the 44 total passes thrown by Minshew on Sunday. We did see an uptick in targets for Alec Pierce but no one else really was impactful. Pittman had a terrific game and was able to make a huge catch in overtime to help seal the game but eventually, defenses will catch up and not allow Pittman and Downs to control the games. Minshew did look at Pierce on a deep pass play near the endzone that was nearly completed but the coverage by Baltimore was fantastic on it.

Dayo Odeyingbo

Dayo continues to struggle this year while the rest of the unit shines. Dayo had another lackluster performance this week with only two tackles. Fans were hopeful this could finally be his breakout season, but it appears that fellow teammate Kwity Paye will be doing that this season. The season is still developing but Dayo appears to be behind the curve so far this year.