INDIANAPOLIS – In Week Three of the preseason, the Colts first team offense put together a pair of scoring drives.
The starters played into the third quarter on Saturday night in what will probably be their final game action of the preseason.
Here’s a look at the Colts two scoring drives from their first team offense.
The scene: Down 7-0 with 5:40 to go in the first quarter, the Colts took over at their own 41-yard line following a solid drive from their defensive unit.
The anatomy of the drive: 4 plays, for 59 yards in 2:21.
Key play: The Colts offense struggled to sustain drives on Saturday night but this series saw key production in the run and pass game. It was
The score: Fleener’s touchdown will be something to watch going forward now that the Colts have their full assortment of skill players. On the score,
The scene: Down 20-7 with 3:00 to go in the second quarter, the Colts took over on their own 20-yard line following a Saints field goal.
The anatomy of the drive: 13 plays, for 78 yards in 2:47.
Key play: Overshadowed by the debut of Reggie Wayne, was the return of
The score: The drive stalled for the Colts near the goal line and that clearly frustrated Andrew Luck. Red zone efficiency has been drilled all offseason long. The Colts first unit didn’t have a ton of success on Saturday night but being able to punch this drive into the end zone would have made the halftime score 20-14, and anytime you are playing a prolific offense, like New Orleans (or Denver/Philadelphia), settling for field goals can’t happen often.