4. Lack Of Run Game in Indy
The Colts had five total players, three running backs, log at least one carry in Week 1. The downside, none of them were productive and they lost one of their best offensive weapons. Marlon Mack suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season.
This means Jonathan Taylor will get a bulk of the carries with Nyheim Hines acting as the backup. In his first career game, Taylor finished with 22 yards on nine carries. Hines was effective in the pass game and was able to score two touchdowns in Week 1. Hines was also the team’s leading rusher as he finished with 28 yards.
There are question marks around the Vikings’ defense after watching them against Green Bay. It is important to remember that the Packers are a tough matchup. The Colts rushing attack was unable to get going against Jacksonville.
It is hard to imagine it will thrive against the Vikings without Mack. This makes the team one-dimensional in their offensive game plan.