2. Colts couldn’t stop Puka Nacua
In fairness to Indianapolis, no one has really been able to stop Puka Nacua. The rookie wide receiver has been setting records throughout his first four games. Even still, that’s no excuse. Indianapolis knew Nacua was the No. 1 option for the Rams coming into Sunday’s game, and it didn’t look like Indy even had a plan to slow him down.
Nacua finished the game with 10 targets, nine receptions, 163 yards, and a game-winning touchdown in overtime. He and Matthew Stafford connected whenever they wanted, and the defense had no answer. Because of their youth, the secondary for the Colts was expected to struggle this year, but there’s still no excuse for letting one player dominate like that.
It was just an overall bad day for for the pass defense. Stafford completed 27-of-40 passes for 319 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. While Stafford is a pretty good quarterback that can make unreal throws, he often found his receivers with a lot of space around them on Sunday. Colts have to be better against the pass to consistently win games.