Indianapolis Colts 19 vs Tennessee Titans 13 (OT/FInal)
FG R.Bironas 39 yd. Field Goal (13-59, 7:25)
FG A.Vinatieri 20 yd. Field Goal (12-83, 6:29)
TD K.Wright 23 yd. pass from M.Hasselbeck (R.Bironas kick) (12-72, 6:28)
FG A.Vinatieri 44 yd. Field Goal (10-49, 4:40)
FG R.Bironas 30 yd. Field Goal (10-68, 5:39)
TD D.Carter 1 yd. run (A.Vinatieri kick) (14-80, 7:02)
TD V.Ballard 16 yd. pass from A.Luck (9-80, 4:49) (9-80, 4:49)
What the Colts did Right
The Colts won the game, which is a very big positive, and there were a lot of good performances, most of them coming on offense.
Andrew Luck had a very good performance. His completion percentage was very good today (68%) and he made some very good throws on the run. He played a pretty mistake free game and didn't force too many throws. He also ran pretty well, but he didn't do it often. Overall, he had a solid performance.
The running game was very good. The run blocking was extremely good in the 4th quarter and overtime, with Donald Brown and Vick Ballard both having impressive games, totalling over 135 yards. Brown had perhaps the better running attack, but Ballard was probably the more complete back and had the game winning overtime TD that will be showed on replays for a long time.
As for the receivers, Reggie Wayne had another very good game. He had 7 important catches. Donnie Avery and TY Hilton had 9 catches in total, and Hilton had some very important catches. The one that sticks out in my mind is the great one down the sideline for a first down. Dwayne Allen also had a good couple of catches to start the game.
The O-line was very good when the Colts were running the ball. They opened some big holes, especially in the latter part of the game.
On defense, Jerrell Freeman had a very good game as he made tackle after tackle and was a difference maker in this game. Jerry Hughes had a sack too.
Drake Nevis had a good game, he pressured the QB and even got a sack. He seems to be transitioning well.
In the secondary, Antoine Bethea made some very nice tackles today and he looked good in coverage.
Adam Vinatieri also made 2 nice field goals today, that proved crutial in the end.
What the Colts did Wrong
The Colts did quite a few things wrong, and it mostly came on the defensive side.
On offense, Andrew Luck threw a bad interception that could have cost the Colts some crucial points. The pass wasn't even close. That's it from him.
The offensive line did not block well in the passing game. On paper, they only gave up two sacks, but they gave up a lot of pressures.
Then on defense. Mookie had another bad game, seems to be a pattern now. Angerer made some dumb mistakes and could have had a potential pick 6, but didn't even see the ball.
The cornerbacks didn't play that well. Vontae Davis didn't do well. Cassius Vaughn allowed some very big plays, and although Powers got a lot of blame, some of which shouldn't have been casted on him, he did allow some plays (thsoe slant plays weren't his fault). Zbikowski could have been better, but not bad. The secondary needs to a bit of a wake up call, as they've been bad since the Packers game.
The defensive play calling was not good today. It was too conservative with not many blitzes and it's the main reason why Hasselbeck picked the Colts apart. The secondary got a lot of slack today, but that's because they couldn't get any pressure on the QB.
The pass pressure wasn't good, the run defense in the 2nd half wasn't good, and the pass defense was not good at all, and that's due in large part to the pass pressure.
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