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The Colts offense has work to do but numbers don’t lie

Briefly analyzing the most interesting statistics about the Colts season.

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The Colts, Chargers and Chiefs were the only teams in the League with multiple double-digit scorers. Indy had tight end Eric Ebron, who scored a combined 14 touchdowns — 13 receiving and 1 rushing — and running back Marlon Mack, who scored a combined 10 touchdowns — 9 rushing and 1 receiving.

Despite the glaring need to add weapons at receiver to support T.Y Hilton, the Colts can feel confident about their offensive firepower at other positions. Ebron finished fifth in the League in total touchdowns. Having an elite quarterback in Andrew Luck has revitalized Ebron’s career and it seems that he wants to stay in Indianapolis for the long run. Fellow tight ends Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox help create a formidable rotation.

As for Marlon Mackreviewed here — his level of play should give the Colts confidence that they don’t have to spend considerable resources during the off-season for a new starter. Throw in that rookies Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins were both effective in a rotational role and the running back room also looks rather solid.

The renaissance of the Colts offensive line in 2018 is one of the biggest stories of the season. Andrew Luck started his career as the most hit or sacked quarterback in the NFL. He was the least sacked or hit quarterback in the league last season. This new offensive line, one that will enter 2019 intact, helped Luck quickly get back to speed in the Colts offense and helped him to have one of the most productive and efficient seasons of his career.

Again, the Chargers and Chiefs boasted two of the most dominant offenses in the NFL. Both teams received a lot of respect from analysts throughout the season. While the Colts didn’t garner the same attention, having to work back from a near-impossible early season hole, they already have the playmakers to be one of the most feared units in the league in 2019. Don’t get me wrong, a #2 receiver is still high on the offseason priority list, but it won’t take a full scale overhaul to put the finishing touches on an already dangerous offense.