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?