On Sunday the Indianapolis Colts had a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Las Vegas Raiders. That will have to wait another week following the team’s 23-20 loss in the home finale. Dan opened up the Dan Dakich Show on Monday with his initial thoughts about the game.
“Carson Wentz was horrible and the pass rush was non-existent. Yesterday was one of those games and that felt like they were going to lose the entire time. You could just kind of feel that this was not eventually going to go the Colts way. It was not a surprise that the Colts got beat because they were due.”
The first person that Colts fans are pointing the finger at for the loss is Carson Wentz. Heading into the 1:47 before halftime, Wentz had one completion on seven passing attempts for EIGHT yards. Then Wentz put on a clinical two minute drive to march the offense down the field before Jonathan Taylor notched his league leading 18th rushing touchdown to make it a 13-10 halftime deficit. Wentz finished the first half 8/16 with 67 yards passing.
On the day Wentz would finish 16/27 with 148 passing yards and 1 touchdown. Not a great performance, not a bad performance, but it wasn’t enough to get the job done for Indianapolis. Every Monday on the Dan Dakich Show, Sean Salisbury joins to give his synopsis on the Colts game. This is what Salisbury said in regards to Wentz’s performance.
“He was okay Dan. I expect better. He missed T.Y. Hilton down the field, he got away with one on the touchdown that was tipped, and in order to advance in the post-season, Wentz is going to have to play like Carr did yesterday. There’s about four to six decisions a game that he’s going to have to make. Had he made a few extra throws and the defense got off the field on third down, and they converted a few third downs, then it would be a different story.”
Now the Colts will head down to Jacksonville searching for their first win at TIAA Bank Field since 2014 that featured touchdowns from Coby Fleener, Ahmad Bradshaw, and Hakeem Nicks. Indianapolis opens up as a 15.5 point road favorite, which is the largest spread in Colts history.
You can listen to Dan’s full conversation with Sean Salisbury by following the link below where they discuss the recent play of Joe Burrow and how impressed they were with Derek Carr’s performance against the Colts.
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