Turnovers Prove To Be Costly For Indianapolis Loss Against St Louis Rams

Brian Spurlock – USA Today Sports

The Indianapolis Colts had, on paper, a good matchup against an inconsistent St. Louis Rams team at home.

The offense led by Andrew Luck has had its fair share of struggles in recent weeks, but were able to complete a spectacular second half comeback against the Houston Texans last week. However, if that performance was an indication of things to come, the Colts didn’t pay any attention to it, as Indianapolis only scored three points against Houston last Sunday, and today, they fared even worse as they were left in blank in the first 24 minutes.

The final result was a 38-8 win for the St. Louis Rams, and there’s only one plausible explanation for this loss: the Colts were unable to create any kind of offense and they were unable to take care of the football.

Luck had three interceptions, and if it wasn’t his worse game of the year, it’s fairly close. Despite the fact that he passed for 353 yards, he only found the end zone once and was unable to put his receivers in play often against a tough Rams’ secondary line that played their best game of the season.

The Colts had all kinds of trouble on the defensive side of the ball as well, as they surrendered the highest scoring output of the season against them. They always had troubles defending the running game, but today they looked helpless against a Rams team that even looked career backup Kellen Clemens like a serviceable player.

The Colts definitively need to improve next week, as they will play against the Tennessee Titans, a team that looks to be a bigger challenge offensively than the Rams, and that also boasts one of the best defenses against the pass.

Luck and company need to turn it around offensively if they want to get back to winning ways.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google


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