The Indianapolis Colts will not complain about their Week 5 Thursday Night Football victory over the Denver Broncos.
They could not care less if they did not score a touchdown because they had more points at the game’s end.
Despite the victory, head coach Frank Reich and his staff will have several issues to iron out, especially on offense.
They haven’t scored more than 20 points in each of their first five games and were shut out by the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2.
Their four conversions on third down out of 16 tries is also a disappointing statistic.
But while their offense is struggling, their defense has been solid.
Their efforts have kept them in games and helped them defeat powerhouse teams like the Kansas City Chiefs.
Fun fact: The Colts beat the Chiefs 11 days ago
— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) October 7, 2022
ESPN’s Mike Clay reminded everyone that the Colts defeated the Chiefs in Week 3.
The Chiefs have the second-best offense in the league through five weeks, averaging 32.3 points per game.
However, the Colts limited them to 17 points.
Indianapolis ranks seventh in yards allowed with 312.6 per game.
They are ranked 14th in passing yards allowed, with 216 per game, and eighth in rushing yards given, at 96.6 per game.
The Colts are in 11th place in points allowed at 18.8 per game.
Underrated Colts Defense
Indianapolis’ offense must pick up their slack to help their peers on the other side of the ball.
The Colts defense will try to reduce Jacksonville’s offense when they meet again in Week 6.