They were matched up against the top rushing defense and more than handled their business with a 200-yard rushing game featuring Marlon Mack dissecting their front seven. The Colts also turned the Texans into a one-dimensional offense and took away some of their key playmakers via great play by Pierre Desir, Kenny Moore, Darius Leonard and several more.
Additionally, the Colts offensive line did it again by protecting Andrew Luck, and paving the way for the running game, and they spread the ball around effectively making the Texans’ defense ineffective for much of the game.
This Saturday, however, the Colts face a completely different animal as they travel to Arrowhead to take on the league’s highest scoring offense, and will be unlikely to see an offense that fails to find room within their zone defense the way Houston did.
Patrick Mahomes led the league in touchdown passes, and Luck was second in the league, but it’ll likely be the defenses that are forced to find a way to put the game in their favor. The Chiefs’ defense, statistically, is flat out terrible, but is the Colts squad good enough to stop the Chiefs high-powered scoring attack?
Today Matt Danely takes a look at multiple comparisons to determine which situations may give the Colts an advantage, as well as those in which the Colts must win to come away victorious.
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