Another "easy" win vs another less than stellar division opponent, pretty much a total team domination in all the phases, highlighted by an amazing 42-17 edge in time of possession
Offense: consecutive (almost) perfect efforts from Luck (29-41-393-4 TD's, spreading it around again, hitting all 9 receivers, led by Reggie (7-119-TD) and Hilton (6-105) with Allen, Fleener and Bradshaw adding TD's. The running game totals went down for the 3rd straight week, totaling 103 yds, it seemed to look a little better watching, than the totals indicated. I mentioned in previous game posts that the O-line looked better in run blocking, than pass blocking, I have read this week that they are the best pass blocking unit in the NFL, although up until the past 1-2 weeks, I really didn't see it that way, they played very good today, especially in pass blocking, seems like they have did a bit of a turnaround and the run blocking has gone down, to a degree and the pass blocking has been excellent, can't remember the last time I watched a game and whoever the QB was , was seldom pressured ( awesome!) Really glad to see Shipley is going to stay in the starting lineup. Nice job for Louis stepping in for Thortan and not missing a beat. With the line coming together, and endless selection of weapons and an elite QB, that's a recipe for success.
Defense: a very solid game, holding the Titans to 261 total yards and a very impressive 1-9 on third downs. The pass rush has been better, they have to be creative in how to get pressure, but as long as it works......another outstanding game for Jackson-team leading 10 tackles and a sack. Nice game for Adams ( after last weeks 1 tackle effort) who was in the right place at the right time (twice) for interceptions. Redding and Kerr added sacks, great first quarter of the season for Davis, who has rarely given up anything. Still waiting for Landry to be a difference maker and Werner be a factor, might be time to get some other bodies in there and see what they can do (for Werner) I am not saying give up on him, but maybe give other guys -more reps. Walden hasn't been great, but he is playing better. Was expecting more production from McNary, be nice when Jones and Freemen get back in there
Special teams: LIGHTS OUT!! When is the last time that happened? The coverage units have been great, helped by McAfees great job on kickoffs. McAfee has been great, Adam is Adam, the onside kick-awesome! Whalen had a great return (called back) still would like to see somebody else in there, at least, some of the time.
2 very good games vs 2 teams that are not very good-this week vs the Ravens should be a better gauge of where the team is, after 2 early losses to 2 very good teams, where the consistency to win those type of games was not there