Do you really think your new cornerbacks are better than last year's? Do you realize that Indy ranks 26th (of 32 teams) in pass completion percentage allowed to opposing quarterbacks? Or that the Colts are 28th in defensive 3rd down efficiency?
Wow, your stats get straight to the heart of the matter, don’t they?
Let me pose you a little riddle. Indy may rank 26th in pass completion percentage allowed, and yet they rank #1 in league in fewest passing yards allowed per game. How is that possible!?
Guess you’ve never heard of the principle of “Bend but don’t break.” Indy gives up lots of short yardage passes as a trade off for preventing big yardage plays.
The Colts rank #1 in the league in fewest yards allowed per passing attempt (5.31 ypa)
The Colts are tied for #1 in the league in fewest passing TD’s allowed (5).
If you take the ratio of interceptions (9) to passing TD’s allowed, Indy ranks #1 in that category with 1.8 interceptions for every passing TD allowed. http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Article....
And while it may be true that Indy ranks 28th in defensive 3rd down efficiency, did you ever consider that that’s more than adequately balanced by the fact that Indy also ranks #1 in offensive 3rd down efficiency?
“Bend but don’t break”
BTW, Indy also ranks #1 in turnover differential, at +11.(While NE also has a TO differential of +11, they’ve played one more game to achieve that total.)
Talk to us when you’ve got some stats that matter.