Davis Mills will feast on the practice squad-heavy Colts secondary
Another key factor in Indianapolis choking a lead on Monday night was the fact that their secondary got riddled with holes. By holes, I mean injuries. Some guys were just promoted from the practice squad playing in this game.
Once Xavier Rhodes went down with an injury, and Rock Ya-Sin was ruled out before the game, it forced a handful of backups into the game. The Ravens met no resistance when it came to passing the ball, hence why the comeback actually happened.
Davis Mills had the first 300-yard passing game of his career against the Patriots and the fact that the Houston Texans held a lead for once in a long time is something to build upon and have optimism that maybe Mills has started to turn the rookie corner.
With another good game plan, passing to set up the run should be the focus this week. The Colts stopped Baltimore’s 43-consecutive game streak of having at least 100 rushing yards for a reason. If Tim Kelly tries to run into that brick wall, not much is going to be gained unless the Texans are continuing their aerial attack.
This strategy will allow for a lot more time spent on the field, slowly wearing down the Colts defense. Let’s see how the Texans will attack on Sunday.