Latest Indianapolis Colts News

Cliff Avril says Seahawks started doubting Pete Carroll, staff after Super Bowl XLIX

Posted By: IndyStar.com

After an interception on the 1-yard-line thwarted the Seahawks chances of becoming back-to-back cham...

City of Las Vegas 'bans' capital letters to support Golden Knights in Stanl

Posted By: IndyStar.com

The City of Las Vegas has decided to "ban" capital letters from use during the Stanley Cup Final, a ...

Cavaliers' Kevin Love in concussion protocol, will miss Game 7 vs. Celtics

Posted By: IndyStar.com

Kevin Love is in the NBA's concussion protocol and will miss Game 7 of the Eastern Conference f...

Rockets keeping their 'same swag' despite the Chris Paul hamstring injury

Posted By: IndyStar.com

The Houston Rockets couldn't help but laugh and joke on Friday despite the news that Chris Paul...

Matt Luke ready to lead Mississippi resurgence after NCAA turmoil

Posted By: IndyStar.com

Matt Luke has Mississippi pedigree, but that's not why he why he was hired as football coach an...

Who's betting against LeBron James in a Game 7 even on the road?

Posted By: IndyStar.com

James has won his last five Game 7s heading into Sunday's series finale in Boston.[URL="https:/...

Coach Speak: Matt Eberflus Talks Colts Defense

Posted By: Colts.com

Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus talks about the state of his unit as it conti...

Kevin Love's status for Game 7 up in the air after head-to-head collision with J

Posted By: IndyStar.com

Kevin Love exited to the locker room after colliding head to head with Boston’s Jayson Tatum i...

Why does 2017 need to be about defense?
 

Posted By: sherck

Too long, won't read:
 
  Since the start of the Peyton years in Indy (1998):
 
  Colts scored more than 30 points in 106 of 329 games (32.2% of them). Of those 106 games, they won 96 of them (90.6% of them).
 
  Colts allowed less than 19 points in 122 of 329 games (37.1% of them). Of those 122 games, they won 116 of them (95.1% of them).
 
  Even for a team like the Colts that is NOT known for building a winning defense over the years, holding opposing teams to less than 19 points is more effective in winning games than scoring 30 or more points.
 
  ================
 
  These numbers include post-season games back to the start of the Peyton Era in Indy.
 
  1998: 03 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 01 - 2
  1999: 06 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 05 - 1
  2000: 07 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 06 - 1
  2001: 06 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 05 - 1
  2002: 01 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 01 - 0
  2003: 09 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 08 - 1
  2004: 11 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 10 - 1
  2005: 07 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 07 - 0
  2006: 07 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 07 - 0
  2007: 08 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 08 - 0
  2008: 06 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 06 - 0
  2009: 08 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 08 - 0
  2010: 06 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 05 - 1
  2011: 00 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 00 - 0
  2012: 02 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 02 - 0
  2013: 06 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 06 - 0
  2014: 06 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 05 - 1
  2015: 02 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 02 - 0
  2016: 05 games of scoring over 30 points; record = 04 - 1
 
  Since Peyton was drafted, the Colts have scored 30 or more points in 106 of 329 games (19 seasons of 16 games each plus 25 post-season games) for a percentage of scoring 30 or more points in 32.2% of our games
 
  Of those 106 games, the Colts won 96 of them for a win percentage of 90.6%.
 
  So, sure, we win most of the games when we put up more than 4 TDs in a game. I would love to know how that percentage stacks up to the NFL as a whole. How many teams put up more 30 or more points in more than 1/3 of their games?
 
  However, the flip side needs to be exampled as well. The question? "How many times since 1998 have the Colts allowed less than 19 points in a game and won?"
 
  1998: 01 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 01 - 0
  1999: 07 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 07 - 0
  2000: 08 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 07 - 1
  2001: 02 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 02 - 0
  2002: 08 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 07 - 1
  2003: 08 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 08 - 0
  2004: 08 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 08 - 0
  2005: 10 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 10 - 0
  2006: 07 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 07 - 0
  2007: 09 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 08 - 1
  2008: 06 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 06 - 0
  2009: 12 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 12 - 0
  2010: 06 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 05 - 1
  2011: 01 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 00 - 1
  2012: 06 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 06 - 0
  2013: 07 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 07 - 0
  2014: 09 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 09 - 0
  2015: 04 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 03 - 1
  2016: 03 games of allowing under 19 points; record = 03 - 0
 
  Since Peyton was drafted, the Colts have allowed less than 19 points to be scored against them in 122 of 329 games (19 seasons of 16 games each plus 25 post-season games) for a percentage of allowing 19 or less points in 37.1% of our games
 
  Of those 122 games, the Colts won 116 of them for a win percentage of 95.1%.
 
  There you have it. Holding opposing teams to less than 19 points is more effective in winning games than having your own team score 30 or more points.
 
  AND, these win numbers are for a team that was no know for building a game winning defense.
 
  That is why we need to work a whole lot more on our defense.
 
  Cheers,...
Read Thread

Copywrite ColtFreaks.com 2002 - 2017
ColtFreaks.com is in no way affiliated with the Indianapolis Colts, the NFL, or any of their subsidiaries.