The Indianapolis Colts got their first win by embarrassing the Miami Dolphins on their home field 27-17.
Colts quarterback Carson Wentz was 24 of 32 for 228 yards and two touchdowns. He ended a seven-game losing streak as a quarterback dating back to four straight losses in his final appearances with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Colts Tight End Mo Alie-Cox was the recipient of the two touchdowns. It was the first two-touchdown game for Cox after his first 43 NFL appearances.
Colts running back Jonathan Taylor rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown.
Former Colts quarterback, now Dolphins starter Jacoby Brissett was 20 of 30 for 199 yards, two touchdowns. Dolphins finished with 35 yards rushing and committed two turnovers in the game.
The Colts are 28-1 since 1988 when allowing 50 yards or less on the ground.
It is not time to hit the panic button. It is only four games into the season. There is a long season ahead.
The Dolphins have a backup quarterback playing when you pull back the curtain, while Tua Tagovailoa is expected back for the Jacksonville Jaguars game played in London.
Tagovailoa is not just a starter for the Dolphins; he is a player who can give the team a lift.
The offense is not running on full cylinders. Turnovers on special teams are a concern; moreover, the offense does not appear good enough to beat any NFL team at the moment.
Dolphins had their worse offensive performance of the season.
The Dolphins need an aggressive form of offense. Last year’s big plays came from DeVante Parker, Mike Gesicki, and Myles Gaskin, to name a few. They need to find ways to get offensive players involved in a mixed fashion.
The Dolphins’ defense was on the field longer than needed. A reminder of the Buffalo Bills game, there was no help from the offense.
Colts ended a three-game losing streak; Dolphins have lost three in a row. The Colts and Dolphins are 1-3 overall.
Of the 17 Miami teams that started 1-3 or worse, only one made the playoffs. Last year’s Dolphins began 1-3, then finished 10-6 but missed the postseason anyway.
The Colts end a three-game road trip on Monday versus Baltimore Ravens.
The Dolphins take their talents to Tampa Bay.