NFL standings ordered by points per game: how productive has the Colts offense been?

The Indianapolis Colts have been far more productive offensively than they were a year ago. How do they compare to the rest of the NFL entering Week 8?
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Last season, the Indianapolis Colts had one of the worst offenses in the league. It was abysmal in every sense. Indy lacked explosive plays, couldn’t protect the quarterback, frequently turned the ball over, and couldn’t even run the ball— something that has been the strength of Indy’s offenses. That’s why the team only won four games last season and decided to hire a new coach.

The new coach that Indy hired is Shane Steichen, an offensive mastermind. So far through seven games, the Colts have been significantly better offensively. They’re running the ball, passing the ball, and putting up points, averaging 25.4 points a game.

How does that compare to the rest of the NFL? Just how good has Indy’s offense been? Let’s take a look.

NFL standings ordered by points per game

1. Miami Dolphins: 34.3
2. San Francisco 49ers: 28.7
3. Buffalo Bills: 28.3
4. Philadelphia Eagles: 26.6
5. Dallas Cowboys: 25.7
6. Indianapolis Colts: 25.4
7. Kansas City Chiefs: 25.4
8. Detroit Lions: 24.9
9. Jacksonville Jaguars: 24.7
10. Baltimore Ravens: 24.4
11. Los Angeles Chargers: 24.0
12. Seattle Seahawks: 24.0
13. Chicago Bears: 22.6
14. Houston Texans: 22.5
15. Cleveland Browns: 22.3
16. Los Angeles Rams: 22.1
17. Green Bay Packers: 21.7
18. Minnesota Vikings: 21.6
19. Denver Broncos: 21.1
20. Washington Commanders: 20.0
21. New Orleans Saints: 19.0
22. New York Jets: 18.8
23. Carolina Panthers: 18.7
24. Arizona Cardinals: 18.1
25. Tennessee Titans: 17.3
26. Pittsburgh Steelers: 17.2
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 17.2
28. Cincinnati Bengals: 16.7
29. Atlanta Falcons: 16.4
30. Las Vegas Raiders: 16.0
31. New England Patriots: 14.4
32. New York Giants: 12.1

Entering Week 8, the Colts are averaging the fifth-most points per game. They are one of just seven teams averaging more than 25 points a game. Indy is also the only team to have scored 20 or more points in each game this season, showing consistency.

Despite starting two different quarterbacks, and playing four games without Jonathan Taylor, the Colts are still averaging 361.1 yards a game, good for 10th in the league. Hopefully, another good offensive outing will secure the team a win in Week 8.