Colts: horribly soft pass defense
Posted Apr. 12 at 10:10 AM
The Colts sucked for Luck. But they still suck.
Andrew Luck will get them headed in the right direction. I’m guessing that will be the best team in the AFC South over the next 10 years. But there’s still plenty of work to be done.
Most notably, Luck isn’t going to help that defense, and it’s a group that was truly awful last year. The Colts allowed opponents to completed 71 percent of their passes, the most in NFL history. Only one other team has ever allowed 69 percent completions (the 2007 Lions, the year before their 0-16 season).
Yesterday I mentioned the futility of the Minnesota defense (which also appears on this list). But the Vikings at least had the excuse of playing four games against Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford. The Colts were in the AFC South, with their divisional games against Blaine Gabbert (twice), Matt Hasselbeck (twice), T.J. Yates and Matt Schaub.
DEFENSES ALLOWING OVER 67% PASSING
Since the move to the 16-game seasons in 1978.
Pct Year Team
71.2% 2011 Indianapolis Colts
70.1% 2007 Detroit Lions
68.4% 2008 Indianapolis Colts
68.4% 2008 Detroit Lions
68.2% 2011 Minnesota Vikings
68.1% 1982 San Diego Chargers
68.1% 2009 Detroit Lions
67.9% 2008 San Diego Chargers
67.6% 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars
67.6% 1994 Detroit Lions
67.3% 2008 Denver Broncos
67.2% 2005 Indianapolis Colts
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