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Every week Youth Chester Rogers Jersey , I will present a summary of some basic and advanced stats for the Colts performance relative to the league. Thanks to Pro Football Reference, NFL.com and the nflSCrapR project for being awesome sources of weekly data.Frustrating. Wretched. Atrocious. A single word cannot encapsulate the offense that the Colts put forth last Sunday, yet perhaps one word can capture my feelings about it; disenchanted.. . . and angry.Two, two words capture my feelings; disenchanted and angry . . . and despairing. Three words . . . okay, among the words that describe my feelings are . . . I’ll start over. For two weeks, I have taken an “if it ain’t broke” attitude towards Luck and the Colts’ conservative short yardage play, but not this week. In this game it broke; it broke bad. Heinous. Impotent. Abysmal. Maybe numbers will help:141 - total net passing yards44% - completed passes that were thrown through the air for 0 yards or less. 35 - rushing yards from players, whose sole job is to get rushing yards. Nope, numbers aren’t helping either. How about a picture?Just, oof.6 drives of < 5 yards totaling 16 net yards including 2 drives where the offense was gifted a red zone start (thank you defense).That explains the 29th ranked 58% DSR.Appalling. Horrific. Ineffectual . . . but better than the Patriots!!TEAM TOTALSAt a league’s worst 3.7 yds per play, that kind of continued effort will earn the Colt’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 0 more wins. Well, okay, we still have the slate of AFC South games ahead, so that kind of play will earn the Colt’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 0-6 more wins. The Colts couldn’t buy a first down with only 21% of their scrimmage plays converting, ranking 30th for the week.The third down conversion rate, which is key when you don’t put up explosive plays (and the Colts aren’t), dramatically fell from a season average of 61% (league best) to the week’s worst 17%. That drop is laid at the feet of a dreadful passing game.PASSINGIn the previous 2 games http://www.thecoltsfootballauthentic.com/t.y.-hilton-jersey-authentic , abbreviated passes worked because a 71% completion rate left a manageable average 5.7 yards to gain on 3rd downs, which they converted 62% of the time. Not this week. Against the Eagles defense, Luck’s completion rate fell to 61%, leaving an average of 7.7 yards to go on 3rd down. With that much real estate left, it’s no surprise that 10 out of 11 drives eventually stalled. The passing game has become a joke, ranking near the bottom of the league in just about every measurable for the season. Luck’s season 5.3 YPA is 31st in the league. Hey, isn’t YPA one of the really good passing stats that predict wins? Why, yes it is. Luck’s sunken numbers are driven by an NFL low average depth of target of just 5.6 yards. I don’t know if the issue is play-calling, or Luck or receivers that just can’t get open, but it has to change if the Colts want to have any hope of winning. For those that think dropped passes or phantom penalties were a problem, you’re not wrong. A few key catches or picked up flags and maybe we escape with a win. But so what? That doesn’t change the underlying issue, which is either the Colts need to consistently complete 70+%of throws or throw longer passes.When you’re down a score with 39 seconds left and need to drive 90 yards, it’s probably a good idea to be able to throw farther than 0, 0, 5, 6, 4 and 5. RUSHINGAs bad as the passing game was Womens Margus Hunt Jersey , the run game isn’t entirely blameless either. A 27th place weighted Success Rate is bad but it had little to no impact as the Colts ran just 12 times (outside of Luck’s scramble). Runs were primarily on 1st and 2nd downs as there were not many 3rd and short opportunities.The only third down run was Luck’s 33 yarder.Nyheim Hines broke one for 14 yards, but the rest of the 11 Colts’ carries totaled a whopping 21 yards and only 2 first downs. With Marlon Mack out and playing from behind, the volume and quality of carries just wasn’t there.CONCLUSION & SEASON TOTALSThere’s not much more to say. Watching this offense was unpleasant. Hopefully a return to health (Anthony Castonzo, Marlon Mack, Jack Doyle) will help right this foundering ship. Here are the per game numbers for the season: Of all the NFL seasonal awards, the one shaping up as the closest and most intriguing is for Comeback Player of the Year.How could it not be with the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Adrian Peterson , who have won league MVP honors, plus three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and Colts quarterback Andrew Luck as front-runners?Quite a few big names are back in action after curtailed 2017 seasons, among them Carson Wentz, Odell Beckham Jr., David Johnson and Deshaun Watson. Unless they have spectacular second halves of the schedule, though, the attention belongs on that impressive quartet of Rodgers, Peterson, Watt and Luck.All four have had a significant impact, perhaps most notably Peterson, the previous non-quarterback to win the league's MVP award (in 2012) and the only non-QB to take it since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006. Remember Youth Joe Haeg Jersey , Peterson, 33, was available to everyone as a free agent before the Redskins reached out.He has paid them back by ranking fifth in rushing with 587 yards, has four touchdowns, and is surrounded on the stats sheet by guys who weren't even in high school when Peterson broke in for Minnesota in 2007."I think he's embodied kind of a little bit of what we want to be about not only as an offense but as a team," says Redskins quarterback Alex Smith. "I just think the way he's played on that edge — physical, relentless. I think that's what we want to be about, not only as an offense, but a football team playing with that kind of an edge all the time. That kind of physicality certainly helped set the tone for us quite a few times this year."Washington leads the NFC East at 5-2 even though its passing game ranks 26th. Credit a strong defense and the work of "All Day."That moniker would certainly fit Watt, too. No one puts in more effort on the field — and Watt has put in the same level of diligence recovering from not one but two major injuries. He played a total of eight games in 2016-17.His return to the Texans started slowly, as did Houston with three straight defeats. Then Watt began dominating, and the Texans (5-3) began winning. They now lead the AFC South, and Watt is tied for the conference lead with eight sacks while stopping the run as well as any edge rusher around."I'm still not where I want to be yet," Watt says; that's a scary thought for opponents. "I still have plenty of growth and plenty of things to work on. But I didn't make it to Game 8 in either of the last two seasons so I'm happy with that ..."Like I've always said the whole time, I don't blame anybody who didn't know if I was going to be the same again because there were times I didn't know. So, I can't sit here and get too mad at people who thought I might be washed up or thought I might be done. Because I was sitting in that same boat when I was sitting at home with a cast on my leg and not being able to walk, and thinking: 'Man Womens Jabaal Sheard Jersey , will I be the same again?'"Certainly, Luck could have asked that same question after missing 2017 with a shoulder problem. It's never truly been clear if the injury was misdiagnosed or mistreated, or that Indy simply was fooled by the length of time its starting quarterback would need to recover.But recover he has, and even with a paucity of skill position talent around him, Luck is looking very good. He has thrown for 23 touchdowns, second only to Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes, who has tremendous talent at wideout and running back to work with. Luck is moving well and, most significantly, his arm strength is excellent.Then there's Rodgers, who might have grabbed last year's comeback award had he returned from his collarbone problems and revived Green Bay's season, getting the Packers into the playoffs. But it didn't play out that way last December, and he finished the season on injured reserve.So he definitely qualifies in this category, and he has also battled a knee issue most of the season. Yet Rodgers has been at his MVP form even as the rest of the Packers struggle."He's still the best or is tied for the best on the planet," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says. "He always has been. He's the man. I know he's not 100 percent, everyone knows that, but he seems to be a little bit better each week. He's still the best."But is he the guy the AP's 50 voters will support for Comeback Player of the Year in such a loaded field?Tune in Feb. 2 when the award winners are announced.AP Sports Writer Kristie Rieken contributed.
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