Indianapolis, IN- It wasn’t a good day for the Indianapolis Colts defensively against the Seattle Seahawks‘ rushing game. Entering today’s action they’ve been pretty good giving up just 106.8 yards per game on the ground ranking 15th in the NFL.
Today, though, it looked like they were a different team. Yes, the Seahawks have a great ground attack, but the amount of yards Seattle was getting before being touched was a tad ridiculous. Seattle rushed for 218 yards on 34 attempts Sunday afternoon in Lucas Oil Stadium. They had two 100-yard rushers led by running back Marshawn Lynch who had 102 yards on 17 attempts. Quarterback Russell Wilson also had 102 yards on the ground as he rushed for 13 times his own.
They averaged 6.4 yards per carry on the ground compared to Indianapolis’ 3.8. With the turnover battle tied at two most would question how in the world Indianapolis won this game. The answer to that is toughness and Andrew Luck when it mattered.
Still, the issues on stopping the run need to be fixed. They can’t give that many yards in a game on the ground. When a team gets over 200 yards rushing it usually leads to a victory. Luckily for the Colts they did just enough to get the win in a crucial game.
They have three weeks to prepare for the next big time rushing team in the Houston Texans. The Colts play at the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football next week then host the Denver Broncos, and both of those teams are pass first. From there it’s a bye week before the Sunday Night matchup in Houston.
This needs to be corrected. If so the Colts could be a Super Bowl team.