The Indianapolis Colts were able to put up a resounding ‘W’ in their Week 16 matchup with the Carolina Panthers at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday afternoon.
Most of the Colts success Sunday was due in large part to the return ability put on display by Nyheim Hines as he was able to return two punts for touchdowns, and another 40 yards to set up a touchdown as well. The Colts defense was good in the red zone, and the offense was able to score on three of their five trips as well.
Outside of that, the Colts’ passing game was average at best, and filtering out two big runs by Marlon Mack (30 yards) and Jordan Wilkins (38 yards), along with a 24-yard scramble and 37 total rushing yards from Jacoby Brissett, the running game (113 yards at 4.1 YPC) was also pretty average against the worst rushing defense in the league.
Chase McLaughlin was 5-of-5 on extra points, and made his only field goal attempt, so it’s nice to not be speaking about that as an issue the day after a game, and the Colts special teams in general were very solid collectively.
Jack Doyle was punched in the face, the team picked off rookie quarterback Will Grier three times, sacked him five times, and Quenton Nelson was placed in concussion protocol just to name a few of the story lines following the Colts final game in Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2019 season.
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