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.
Another game. Another 17 points.
The kicking game netted -4 points, so maybe next time just go for it. On the bright side, we only punted 3 times, which if ever there was an argument why counting punts is not a good stat, this game is it.
For those of you expecting me to rail on Brissett, you are going to be disappointed. He actually wasn’t bad. Don’t get me wrong, interceptions can be game killers and if you don’t make up for it (which he didn’t) then that is a bad game. But outside of those 2 decisions, he did fairly well.
He was throwing into tight windows and his completion rate didn’t suffer. He held the ball a long time and took 3 sacks, but his passing efficiency made up for it. Basically all the things I have complained about all year he fixed in this game.
If it wasn’t for the picks I would be shouting his praises, but the picks count, so I’ll just whisper his praises. But don’t let the loss blind you. If he plays like this the rest of the year, that will be a good thing.
CONCLUSION AND NEXT MATCH-UP
Kicking and picks killed what was otherwise an efficient offensive game.
If Brissett can maintain the aggressiveness he displayed against TEN without the picks, then this should be a game for the offense to rebound.