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.
For 2 weeks in a row the Indianapolis Colts defense has played shut-down football.
The Colts defense forced five 3 & outs, grabbed 2 turnovers and sacked Ryan Fitzpatrick
6 nope he got away 3 times.
They gave up 1 first down on penalty and even that was a
total B.S. questionable roughing the passer call. They held Miami 3rd down conversions to 37.5% (3DC against 11th). And all of that happened with Miami having the 3rd best starting field position of any team this week.
Just a solid, solid effort.
The Miami run game was held to minimal production. They managed only 1 first down that came on a TD run after Hoyer handed the ball to them on the 12 yard line.
CONCLUSION AND NEXT MATCH-UP
I didn’t think I would say this this year, but the Indy D is no joke. The Jacksonville Jaguar offense on the other hand . . .
If Minshew were starting, I would feel very good about this match-up, but Foles is a huge wild-card.