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After Further Review: The Run Game


I was cleaning out my DVR last night and happened upon the Cols vs Ravens game of this past Saturday, and I couldn't pass up re-watching it.

I had heard all week that our running game was worthless, harking memories of last year when we struggled to execute even the simplest of run play.

So, I focused specifically on the running plays to see how effective they were within the flow of the game. I've heard that FO looks at a similar stat, but I couldn't tell you how they calculate theirs. What I did was to count the number of run plays that picked up at least 3 yards on first down, gained a first down or at least 2 yard gains on 2nd down that put us in a manageable 3rd down. Basically, if I didn't say to myself, "G-d Damn't Donald!" then I considered it a successful run play.

In the first half and the first 2 drives of the 3rd quarter, where all of our points were scored a Colts running back ran the ball 16 times. 10 of those plays I considered successful, which is a 63.5%.

So numbers be damned! Based on the above I am feeling better about the state of the Colts running game.

What say you? 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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