Things started well and they ended well for our Indianapolis Colts. A 31-0 dismantling of any NFL team is always a good sign. Today the Colts did what good teams are supposed to do: dominate bad teams. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest plays of the day.
Kenny Moore had a great first half
This happened on the first play of the game. Kenny Moore is a special player.
Nyheim Hines had a few nice plays, himself
Hines ran three times for 24 yards and he caught three passes for 32 yards. Any guy that averages 11 yards per touch, is a good guy to have around.
Frank Reich didn’t care if everyone knew Jonathan Taylor was running this one
Taylor took the snap and got in for six.
Kenny giving us more
Kenny Moore knocked this one loose and the Colts defense had another turnover.
Taylor is so good at football
Not a lot of guys out there that can do these kinds of things.
Ashton Dulin playing really good football
This wasn’t the only great play Dulin made on the day.
The Colts defense came away from this one with four sacks
No one should believe the Colts pass rush problems have been solved, this Texans offensive line is not good right now, especially at tackle.
I haven’t been as entertained by a two yard run since Edge was in town
The Indy offense gave Taylor a massive workload in the first half.
One of his longest of the day
In the first half Jonathan Taylor had 19 carries for 67 yards, good for 3.53 yards per carry. Frank Reich called the game many Colts fans asked for last week and the results were less than great early on.
Dulin’s other big play
Ashton Dulin has come on recently as a receiver, even though he only had one catch for two yards, it was a really impressive catch.
The Colts defense only allowed 48 yards in the first half, the Colts had a bad first half on offense and still took a 14 point lead into the break.
The Texans rush defense loosened up in the second half
Michael Pittman Jr had the quietest 110 total yard game I can remember
MPJ had six catches and two rushes for 110 total yards on the day. The Colts young WR1 is having a great season.
Carson Wentz had a good day, too
Wentz’s numbers, 16 for 22 for 158 yards and a touchdown don’t look amazing in the box score but he did everything his team needed him to do and made a couple of eye popping throws, including this one to Nyheim Hines.
Taylor is just on a different level than everyone else
This just looks so easy.
Someone check on Nyheim
I don’t post that many highlights from Colts opponents but this one was wild.
Wentz fit this ball in and MPJ went up and got it. A great play all around.
Right on cue
MPJ once again.
Kemoko Turay has a last name that I struggle to spell
And this was his first sack of the day.
Kylen Granson is earning more opportunity with plays like this one
Granson blocked two different Texans defenders and got in the way of a third. Rookie tight ends almost never produce at a high level but seeing his development this season should give Colts coaches and fans high hopes for what he can do next season.
The Colts 2’s and 3’s saw the field plenty
Rookie Deon Jackson got in for six which was the first touchdown of his young career. The third team back ran hard and showed a lot in the fourth quarter.
At least I spelled his name right, this time
Kemoko Turay pulled down his second sack.
A great win for the Indianapolis Colts
The Colts played well and head into their bye with a great performance.
Final Thoughts For The Week
The rest of the Colts schedule is going to be a challenge. Their next three games are against the New England Patriots, the Arizona Cardinals and the Las Vegas Raiders. All three games are going to be tough to win for this Colts team.
Either way, Hard Knocks should be a lot of fun to watch this week.