Breaking down Colts run game against Chargers
SAN DIEGO -- Eric Soderburg and Eric Bolin of ESPN Stats & Analysis provide us with some excellent insight through numbers to what didn't work for the Colts Saturday in their OT loss at San Diego.
As had been the case through much of the season, running back Joseph Addai simply could not get going. His 16 carries for 44 yards included a first-quarter touchdown but little else.
The Colts couldn't rush the ball on early downs, averaging just 2.2 yards on first and second down combined.
The poor rushing on early downs put the Colts in third-and-long situations on 10 of 14 third-down plays.
With Darren Sproles leading the way, the Chargers dominated the run game.