Congrads on another division title...That's 4 wins in a row, we hear how teams that get on a roll at the end of the year, often carry that momentum into the postseason and how it's very hard to win in this league and last week, how we will never apologize for getting a win,but.............we also hear how, we need to be playing our best football in December and January...I hope hoping that despite this current wining streak, that is not our best football
Offense: very pedestrian numbers for the #1 rated offense, did Luck (18-34-187) only play the first half? That is his usual halftime stats, Hilton (4-50) was the top receiver, Reggie continued to struggle, still don't know why is in there, he did become #1 on the all-time Colts games played list, which is quite an honor, but said he doesn't play for records, I know there is a very fine line, but there are plenty of other weapons and he is not complimenting the offense playing like that, sit him down and let him get healthy for the postseason. Nicks got more reps and made some nice catches and a TD, Allen added a TD. The running game looked ok, with the 2 backs totaling 92 yds, most of those coming in the eat-up-the-clock drive at the end of the game and actually looked great on that 1 drive....278 total yds and 2/12 on 3rd downs
Defense: the numbers were solid, although the texans played a good part of the game with a rookie QB, who has never played a down in the NFL. Jackson lead the way with 10 tackles,Freeman added 9. Solid game for Werner, with 6 tackles and was at the right place, at the right time, several times. I thought there was more than 1 sack, but only saw Jean-Francois being credited for one. The hit-or-miss sack/pressures wasn't all that good today.
Special teams: Adam hit on his only attempt, McAfee and the coverage units were their usual-excellent
Next up: the cowboys...the 2 biggest items of focus-turnovers and penalties continued...the winning streak is nice, the division title is great, but there are a lot of things that need to get fixed, in the next few weeks...this team will always have a chance with Luck and the powerhouse offense, a solid defense and outstanding special teams, but do go deep in the postseason, they have to play a lot better, than they have showed ...lately