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
|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
|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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