Here’s a look at the Colts two offensive touchdown drives on Sunday afternoon:
The scene: Down 14-3, the Colts took over at their own 20-yard line with 2:54 left in the 1st quarter.
The anatomy of the drive: 10 plays, for 80 yards in 4:53.
Key play: On the second play of the drive, it was the Stanford connection that made up half the yardage gained on the eventual touchdown drive. The Colts lined up in a three wide receiver set with tight end Coby Fleener lined up on the left side of the line of scrimmage.
The score: Fleener wasn’t done on the drive. On a second-and-goal from the three-yard line, the Colts came out in a trips receiver set (
The scene: Down 14-10, the Colts took over at their own 22-yard line with 2:42 left in the second quarter.
The anatomy of the drive: 6 plays, for 78 yards in 1:16. The drive began after each team had punted on their two previous possessions.
Key play: The emphasis of getting T.Y. Hilton the ball had been talked about all week. Hilton set a career-high with 124 receiving yards and on a first-and-10 at the Colts 40-yard line, the second-year receiver added to his already extensive highlight reel. With man-to-man coverage by Brent Grimes, Hilton went over the Dolphins cornerback and took away a potential interception with a 40-yard reception. Hilton’s catch set up the Colts at the Dolphins 13-yard line with two minutes left in the first half.
The score: After converting a third-and-two with a 4-yard rush, Ahmad Bradshaw would be called on again. On a first-and-goal from the Dolphins one-yard line, Bradshaw ran right behind the left side of the Colts offensive line (along with a pulling