Each week during the season, I will be walking through the data from the previous Colts game analyzing the numbers to form a sort of “what happened” narrative as well as comparing the Colts against all other teams in the league. For a glossary of the stats listed, reference Stats for the 2019 Season. Thanks to Pro Football Reference, NFL.com and the nflSCrapR project for being awesome sources of weekly data.
Against the 1-win (at the time) Miami Dolphins, the Indianapolis Colts put up what is easily their worst offensive performance of the year and that includes the horror show against Denver.
The Colts played from a deficit on all but the first drive and put up new lows in Drive Success Rate and points per drive. Half of their 12 drives were 3 & outs that amassed 15 yards and 2 turnovers. On the other 6 drives, they could only manage 19 first downs . . . and 1 more turnover.
The run game was not terrible, rather it was just ineffective. The Colts only managed 7 rushing first downs, but that isn’t bad considering they never attempted a single 3rd down conversion on the ground.
I wish we had been in a position to run the ball more, but playing from behind limited carries and yards.
CONCLUSION AND NEXT MATCH-UP
With Jacoby Brissett, we seemed likely win this game, but his production against Denver two weeks ago wasn’t much better, so its fair to question what this offense can do going forward when not completely healthy.