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Comparing the Colts 2012 and 2013 numbers after 2 months

Posted by Kevin Bowen on October 28, 2013 – 9:00 am

The Colts are two months into the NFL season and with this being the second-year under head coach Chuck Pagano, I decided to compile some numbers from 2012 to 2013.

These stats are after seven games of each season.

Offensive Numbers after 7 Games

  2012 2013
Andrew Luck’s Stats 55.6 completion percentage, 1,971 passing yards, 6.8 yards per attempt, 8 TDs and 8 INTSs 60.7 completion percentage, 1,574 passing yards, 7.0 yards per attempt, 10 TDs and 3 INTs
Rushing Offense 3.9 yards per carry, 5 TDs and 107.1 rushing yards per game 4.5 yards per carry, 8 TDs and 129.3 rushing yards per game 
Points per game 19.4 points per game 26.7 points per game
3rd down percentage 40.8% conversion rate 42.7% conversion rate
Sacks allowed 18 sacks in 288 attempts 15 sacks in 224 attempts

-Besides third-down conversions and sacks allowed, the Colts numbers have substantially increased from 2012 to 2013. The passing offense has been much more efficient in 2013 with the touchdowns/interceptions ratio being the most significant difference. All-in-all, Pep Hamilton’s offensive system has adhered to it’s preseason notions of a focus on the ground attack and an efficient attack.

Defensive Numbers after 7 Games

  2012 2013
Points Allowed 24.4 points per game 18.7 points per game
Pass Defense 64.6% completion percentage, 1,573 passing yards, 13 TDs and 2 INTs, 39 pass deflections 58.7% completion percentage, 1,599 passing yards, 8 TDs and 8 INTs, 30 pass deflections 
Rush Defense 962 rushing yards, 4.8 yards per carry and 8 TDs 856 rushing yards, 4.5 yards per carry and 5 TDs
3rd down percentage 40.4% conversion rate 34.8% conversion rate
Sacks 15 sacks 21 sacks

-The Colts defense has improved in virtually every major category since last season. Thanks to some key free agent acquisitions and another year in the 3-4 hybrid scheme, the Colts have cut down on points allowed by almost a full touchdown and have become an aggressive group in turnovers and getting after the quarterback.

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