Indianapolis Colts Offense: Analyzing Patriots’ Week 6 Test

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Jan 18, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) scrambles away from New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont’a Hightower (54) during the third quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Immediately following the 2015 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts were crowned as a maximum-horsepower Ferrari, a turbocharged air attack decked out with speedy receivers, a running back who’s spent the last five years giving Father Time the finger, and a top-5 quarterback ready to dethrone the old guard of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers.

Instead, the Colts offense has been more like a Jaguar: broken down, always in the shop, leaking oil from all the wrong places, and more often than not, finding problems that create larger problems all on their own.

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When the best thing your team has going for you is “Hey, look, Matt Hassellbeck is actually playing pretty well even though he’s puking his guts out!”, it’s pretty obvious that the problem isn’t the “Check Engine” light; the problem is under the hood.  One might say they’re “leaking out both ends”.

But seriously though, even though this is Snitches Get Stitches Bowl week, we’re here to take all of the Colts’ offensive threats as the blitzkreig they have the potential to be.

What about the Indianapolis defense that gave up 33 points and almost lost on a 2-point conversion to the Titans?

That, compadres, is another topic for another day.

But first up: the Civil War General himself.

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