Four minutes left. Four point game. This was supposed to be Andrew Luck’s time. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be the case today. Too many times in the fourth quarter, offensive linemen watched in confusion as Luck struggled to avoid the rush, to break tackles, to execute impossible scrambles.
Interestingly, this wasn’t a bad game for the Colts pass rush, which generated five sacks and a fumble, or the once-maligned running game that kept Miami honest all day with 133 yards and 5.1 YPC (4.3 for the running backs – still decent). And, although Luck only finished with a 79.7 quarterback rating, he moved the offense up and down the field, going 25/43 for 321 yards, a touchdown, and an interception (and 4 rushes for 38 yards and 9.5 YPC).
However, the defensive backfield, despite some near heroic pass breakups by Antoine Bethea and Greg Toler, and a downright improbable one by Darius Butler, could not slow Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill enough (I didn’t expect to type that).no comments no comments