Found October 29, 2012 on
The Colts Authority:
Last Friday, on Colts Authority's "Eyes in the Backfield" post, collaborated by Nate Dunlevy, Todd Smith and myself, I made the following point:
4.Watch for the big play. Remember the Colts' last game against the Titans? Donald Brown does. The Titans' run defense is 24th in run defense DVOA this season, one spot ahead of Cleveland, who the Colts' ran over surprisingly easily last week. If Donald Brown plays this week (he was a full participant on Thursday), he could see some daylight for the first time all year.
Not to toot my own horn (okay, completely to toot my own horn), but I felt good about that one after Donald Brown had a pair of 19 yard carries on Sunday, and even Vick Ballard got in the mix with a 17-yarder of his own.
But, we know it happened, the question I'm interested in answering is why did it happen. The short answer is because Tennessee isn't great at run defense, and our interior line finally showed up this week.
The long an...
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- make big plays on special teams
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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...
Andrew Luck threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Vick Ballard at 4:49 of overtime and the surprising Indianapolis Colts beat the Tennessee Titans 19-13 on Sunday.
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