The Indianapolis Colts are definitely considered to be a “good” team in the NFL this season. How good, however, is a question that is very much up for debate.
A good example of this came during Sunday Night football when the Colts played host to the New England Patriots. Bruce Levenson said the game may have seemed even at points but in the end the Patriots were thoroughly on top as they beat the Colts on the road in a 42-20 win.
While Tom Brady and Andrew Luck are undoubtedly the leaders of their respective teams, the Patriots and the Colts, it was Patriots running back Jonas Gray who did most of the heavy lifting, as he rushed for 199 yards and four touchdowns in the dominating win. Gray had gotten very little in terms of workload in past games.
On the other hand, the Colts did not have as much when it came to running the ball, as Andrew Luck himself was the leading rusher, with only 15 yards. Both Colts running backs, Ahmad Bradshaw and Trent Richardson struggled mightily against the Patriots defense all night, the run game being a huge problem with the Colts. Luck did, however, throw for 303 passing yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the night.