The good, bad, and ugly from another debilitating Colts home loss

The Indianapolis Colts lost a 10-point second quarter lead to the New Orleans Saints as they fall to 3-5 with playoff hopes slipping away.
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The bad from Colts Week 8 loss to Saints

Second-half offensive gameplan

While The Colts continue their streak of scoring over 20 points in every game this season, they were unable to get anything going in the second half, only scoring seven points in the second half. The running game was humming and Minshew settled into the run-heavy gameplan. Steichen mentioned that when Zack Moss busted off that long 41-yard run, he wanted to keep him going. As mentioned before, the ball should be put in the hands of your best player, not your backup quarterback.

Missing Grover Stewart

Grover Stewart was out for his second game of a six-game suspension that he’s serving for PEDs, and with second-year player Eric Johnson nursing an injury the Colts relied on DeForest Buckner, Taven Bryan and practice squad call up McTelvin Agim.

We talked in the game preview about being able to contain Alvin Kamara as a key aspect to getting a win against New Orleans and they were unable to do that. Kamara accounted for 110 yards of total offense for two touchdowns. The more concerning aspect is that Indy was unable to stop offensive gadget player Taysom Hill. Hill carried the ball nine times for 63 yards and two touchdowns. Jamaal Williams was used in short yardage situations and had success against the thin Colts defensive line.