NFL standings ordered by rushing yards per game: How good is the Colts run game?

The Indianapolis Colts have arguably the best backfield in the NFL. So how does Indy’s rushing attack compare to the rest of the teams in the league?
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The Indianapolis Colts are entering Week 10 with a 4-5 record. Surprisingly, Indy’s defense has been underwhelming but the offense has been really good. Under Shane Steichen’s leadership, the Colts have one of the most productive offenses in the league. After nine weeks, Indy is the only team to score 20 or more points in every game this season.

The Colts have done that despite the ups and downs of the quarterback position. After losing rookie starting quarterback Anthony Richardson, Gardner Minshew filled in and has been uneven. However, the one consistent has been Indy’s backfield. Jonathan Taylor and Zack Moss have been dominant on the ground.

Moss started things off while JT was on the PUP list, and since Taylor returned, the two have been a dangerous 1-2 punch. With both running backs playing well, Indy has one of the top rushing attacks in the league. Let’s take a look at where it stands exactly.

NFL standings ordered by rushing yards per game

1. Baltimore Ravens: 160.3
2. Miami Dolphins: 147.9
3. Cleveland Browns: 144.1
4. Chicago Bears: 135.3
5. San Francisco 49ers: 133.5
6. Detroit Lions: 131.4
7. Philadelphia Eagles: 129.7
8. Arizona Cardinals: 127.0
9. Atlanta Falcons: 124.4
10. Indianapolis Colts: 123.3
11. Denver Broncos: 116.8
12. Tennessee Titans: 114.5
13. New York Giants: 113.9
14. Jacksonville Jaguars: 112.5
15. Dallas Cowboys: 111.6
16. Buffalo Bills: 108.1
17. Los Angeles Rams: 104.9
18. New Orleans Saints: 103.9
19. Kansas City Chiefs: 103.8
20. New York Jets: 103.4
21. Los Angeles Chargers: 101.1
22. Green Bay Packers: 100.4
23. Seattle Seahawks: 97.3
24. Carolina Panthers: 96.3
25. Pittsburgh Steelers: 90.5
26. Washington Commanders: 90.1
27. Houston Texans: 87.0
28. New England Patriots: 86.9
29. Minnesota Vikings: 81.3
30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 78.3
31. Las Vegas Raiders: 76.1
32. Cincinnati Bengals: 75.9

The Colts round out the top 10, averaging 123.3 rushing yards a game. Taylor is responsible for 78.3 yards a game and Moss is contributing 45.6 yards a game. The scary thing is it seems like Indy could be even more dangerous. Expect the ground game to heat up for the remainder of the year.