Analyzing Colts’ snap counts from Week 15 loss to Vikings

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The Indianapolis Colts (4-9-1). found themselves on the wrong side of history Saturday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings in overtime was their biggest in NFL history (11-3).

There were a lot of factors that led to the Colts’ demise at U.S. Bank Stadium. The second half of the game featured a lot of undisciplined football on Indy’s sideline combined with self-inflicted wounds and the constant narrative of the offense struggling to keep up its end of the bargain.

Now, let’s take a look at the snap counts on offense, defense and special teams from the historic loss:

Offense

Analyse

  • RB Jonathan Taylor Only two shots were taken before I was forced to quit the game due to an ankle injury. It isn’t considered serious, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if the team shut him down for the final three games.

  • RB Zack Moss led the split after Taylor’s injury, playing more snaps and seeing more carries than Deon Jackson. Moss took 24 carries to Jackson’s 13.

  • TE Jelani woods His frustratingly low usage continues, making it his second consecutive game with less than 25% of offensive snaps.

  • QB Nick Foles He was the only active offensive play to not have a snap.

Defense

Analyse

  • After having played every snap of Week 13, S Julian Blackmon Only one play was missed Saturday. Smeanwhile, Rodney Thomas II He remained in his position, suggesting that he would continue to perform three-safety sets for another week.

  • Both CB Kenny Moore II Brandon Facyson inactive, CB Isaiah Rodgers Snaps were at an all-time high for the season.

  • Rookie CB Dallis Flowers A bump in play was also seen, with his first defensive snaps this season.

  • DE Dayo Odeyingbo Although he saw his lowest snap percentage since Week 9, he had probably his best game of season.

Special Teams

Analyse

  • LB E.J. E.J. (81%) led the team once again in special-teams snaps. This was followed by CB Tony Brown (70%), WR Ashton Dulin (63%), LB Grant Stuard (63%) and Nick Cross (60%).

  • K Chase McLaughlin All five of his field-goal attempts were converted and all three of his extra point attempts were successful. He also established a single-season franchise mark for the most field goals of 50 yards or greater.

  • P Matt Haack punted seven times, the third time this season he’s hit that many punts in a game.

  • CB Dallis Flowers He continues to be a force on kick returns. He had five kick return for 175 yards. These included returns of 49 yards and 48 yards.

Story originally appeared on Colts Wire

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