Back to the comfy confines of Lucas Oil, the Colts look to rebound from their loss with a victory against the Texans. Here the FPC Colts team once again looks into some of the vital stats heading into this week’s matchup.
No, I don’t think anything is seriously wrong with Andrew luck, but his 5.3 yards per attempt is worrisome for the sake of the offense. A career low for Luck, the Colts have been unsuccessful in hitting chunk plays consistency, something that needs to change. This lull is likely due to a rusty Luck, health of their tackles, and lack of separation of their skill players, but look for the Colts to start and push the ball downfield in the upcoming weeks.
On five trips to the red zone against the Eagles, the Colts had only one touchdown to show for it. The Indy offense anemic red zone performance in that game cost them a huge upset win, and its another thing that needs to change, maybe from a boost from a particular practice squad wide receiver.
The Colts pass rush routinely a soft spot for their defense, but quietly the team ranks fourth in the NFL with ten sacks after three games, which is a vast improvement from last years paltry second worst 25 sacks. They may not routinely get pressure, but they are doing it well enough to be effective.
Usually, Shoestats only has three stats, but in honor of Edwin Jackson, I decided to put one more. Former Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, known as “Poundcake” by his teammates, was killed by a drunk driver over the offseason at only 26 years and this weekend the Colts will honor him. Each helmet will brand his number, 53, on a sticker, and will be seen across the stadium before and during the game.
The Colts may have had a heartbreaking loss last week but should have a nice bounce-back game against the struggling Houston Texans as the Colts strengths line up against the Texans weaknesses for the most part. Look for a big game from the defense and if the Colts offense can keep Luck upright and move the ball down the field.
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