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Colts Cast: Examining Colts’ Week 1 OT loss to Chargers

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The Indianapolis Colts had some questions heading into Week 1 of the 2019 season against the Los Angeles Chargers. How would Jacoby Brissett handle his new role? Could the defense hold up against Philip Rivers? Would the running game be there as many questioned the offensive line throughout the preseason?

There were plenty more, but the Colts came back with definitive answers for most of them.

The one thing the Colts, and fans, didn’t expect to have to worry about was Adam Vinatieri and the special teams units. This turned out to be a major factor, and quite honestly, THE major factor in deciding this Week 1 West Coast trip for the Colts.

We got a really good look at Brissett, Marlon Mack showed his electric speed and agility, the offensive line was largely pretty good all day, and the defense continued last year’s trend of taking the ball away from the opposition. These are all great things to witness, but the Colts had too many unforced errors in this one, which truly turned the score on its head.

The Colts found out first hand how the scoreboard looks after giving one of the best quarterbacks in the league too many opportunities, and they have several similar tests left in the year as well. Let’s just hope that the Colts OT loss to the Chargers Sunday will serve as a reminder to the roster and the coaching staff of how important each snap is, especially given their strength of schedule.

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