IF someone is willing...
There is an old line that says if you don't like the weather now, wait 15 minutes and it will change. That seems to be the best way to describe this NFL season as well. If you think you have a handle on a team, wait a couple of Sundays and that will change. I would like to focus on some units that have dramatically improved or faltered as the season has progressed.
Most pundits are pointing to the Colts' run defense as the reason this team has lost three of its last four games, but the Indianapolis offense isn't exactly holding its own. This unit has scored fewer than 20 points in four of the last five games.
The first reason this group is struggling is because Peyton Manning is taking a much more conservative approach in his passing game over the past few weeks. I tracked the Colts' pass depth distribution, starting with the Buffalo game in Week 10 through the first half of Sunday's game at Jacksonville. I excluded the second half of the game against the Jaguars, because the Colts were in comeback mode after falling behind 31-10 early in the third quarter. Here are the percentages of each type of pass for that period: