Indianapolis Colts Game Notes: Dolphins vs. Colts

Ryan Tannehill greets Andrew Luck after the Dolphins victory over the Colts.

Final Score: Dolphins 24 – Colts 20

First sack for the rookie: OLB Bjoern Werner recorded his first sack by recording a half-sack on a crucial third down.

Career high day for the second-year wide receiver: Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton’s Week-1 game was a disappointing one. He only caught one pass for seven yards, however, he exploded this past week against the Dolphins. Hilton recorded six catches for a career-high 124 yards.

Sack night for Mathis and Freeman: Linebackers Robert Mathis and Jerrell Freeman each recorded two sacks against the Dolphins.

Ahmad Bradshaw: Bradshaw did a great job replacing Vick Ballarad, by carrying the ball 15 times for 65 yards (4.3 yards per carry). Not bad after a slow start in Week one.

Colts Pass Rush: After an average pass rush last week, the Colts pass rush exploded by sacking Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill five times.

Butterfinger Tannehill: Ryan Tannehill fumbled the ball three times (two were forced by the Colts defense) and lost one fumble on his own.

Bad redzone efficiency: The Colts had a 50 percent redzone efficiency against the Dolphins which showed their inability to score in the critical area.

More passing for Luck: After attempting to throw 23 times in Week one, the Colts switched up the play-calling and had Luck to throw it 43 times. He finished with a 58.0 percent completion percentage.

Horrible 2nd half: The Colts only scored three points in the second half, after putting up 17 in the first half. This is the second game in a row that the Colts have not scored double digits in the second half. They struggled in second half of games last season as well.

Donald Thomas: According to Pro Football Talk. OG Donald Thomas tore his quad muscle during the first quarter of Sunday’s game. UPDATE: According to Stephen Holder from indystar.com, Thomas will be out for the season.

Fourth-quarter pass-blocking: The Colts started the game with solid pass blocking, but that tailed off in the fourth quarter, culminating with a game-ending sack on Luck and the loss.

Reggie Wayne quote: “The only thing this does is prove we’re not going undefeated” via George Bremer from The Herald Bulletin

Wayne climbing the ranks: Reggie Wayne moves to No. 12 on the all-time receiving yards list, surpassing the great Andre Reed. Quite an accomplishment for the 34-year-old receiver.