Anatomy of the Drives: Cardinals Edition

Each week will take a look at the Colts touchdown drives. For this week, here’s a look at the one offensive touchdown drive in the 40-11 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.


Coby Fleener's 17-yard touchdown catchThe scene: Down 34-3, the Colts took over at their own 16-yard line with 14:48 to go in the fourth quarterThe anatomy of the drive: 11 plays, for 84 yards in 4:22.Key play: In more hurry-up tempo, the Colts put together their best drive of the afternoon to start the fourth quarter. The play of the drive came on a third-and-10 from the Cardinals 45-yard line. After a 10-yard toss to Darrius Heyward-Bey the Colts still needed a chunk play to keep the drive alive. Once again it was Luck's legs that did the damage with him scrambling to the left and sprinting up the left sideline for a 28-yard gain.The score: Three plays later, the Colts were still at the Cardinals 17-yard line and faced with a third-and-10. On the third-and-10, Luck was in the shotgun with a five-receiver set. Tight end Coby Fleener was the inside receiver of a trips formation to the right side of the field (the wide side). On the snap, Fleener ran an out-and-up and Luck hung in the pocket, scanned the entire field and delivered a perfect throw to Fleener. The second-year tight end finished the day with four catches for 55 yards.

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