Disappointing start again

Just like last year, the Colts struggle out of the gates. Week 1 did not go as planned as the defending Super Bowl champs jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the blink of an eye. The Colts defense gave up a long touchdown and then on the first possession of the game had what looked to be a first down as Jonathan Taylor fell past the market but was ruled short. This led to the first of 4 Colt turnovers. The second was a badly thrown pass by Jameis Winston who did not live up to his big offseason contract today. The Colts then settled down and forced a few turnovers of their own. On defense Kenny Moore had his first interception of the year, and rookie defensive tackle Darius Stills forced a fumble. Deforest Buckner had the teams only sack. On offense the lone bright spot was Jonathan Taylor who ran for 180 yards and two scores. He was bottled up for a bit to start the game with just 9 rush yards on his first 7 attempts. From that point on he had 24 attempts for 171 yards. The much improved afc south all got wins week 1 so the Colts are already in the hole. If they want to keep pace, they cannot afford a losing streak to start the year as they did last year. Week two opponent Kansas City Chiefs also suffered a loss week 1 to the Eagles. As both teams will be looking to bounce back the Colts will need to win the turnover battle and contain the explosive Chief offense. The message from the coach to the team was “ One game does not define our season, if we play our game next week we will start our win streak”.

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