. The Houston Texans stacked the box, daring Jacoby Brissett to beat them. That’s precisely what the Indianapolis Colts QB did Sunday.
Brissett set profession highs in passing yards (326 ), passing goals (4) and passer score (126.7) as the Colts warded off the Texans, 30-23, to take the AFC South lead.
” Jacoby played lights out,” Reich stated, via the team’s main site. “We said if we’re gon na win this game, we’re gon na need to come up big in the pass game. We talked about that last night as an offense that we required to make plays in the pass video game to win this game, and we did that. And Jacoby blazed a trail.”
The Colts have leaned on the run game through the first 5 tilts under Brissett’s reign, however Sunday with Marlon Mack (44 yards) and the rest of the Indy ground game stymied for simply 62 overall yards, the QB proved he could be a difference maker with his arm.
The story of the tilt was the Texans consistently choosing field goals in the red zone, while Brissett and the Colts punched in 4 TDs. Brissett leads the NFL with 13 red zone passing touchdowns this season.
” It says he’s legit. He’s the man,” Reich stated. “We’ve believed that from Day 1, and we’ve never ever wavered on our conviction and our belief in Jacoby. But all of us know– he understood it too– you still got ta prove it; you still got ta been available in here and put the offense on your back, literally, for this game, and make the plays that he made to win this game. And he did that today. I suggest, he did it along with you could do it.”
Brissett discovered 8 various pass catchers, with Zach Pascal blazing a trail with 6 grabs for 106 yards and two TDs. T.Y. Hilton, who constantly damages Houston, demolished 6 of 11 targets for 74 yards and a score. And Eric Ebron went for 70 yards and chipped in a stupendous one-handed TD snag.
Considering that taking control of for Andrew Luck full time this season, the Colts have actually been waiting for a signature game from Brissett. Sunday, they got it.
” It’s been a journey, but it’s been fun. You understand, the knowing and the constant methods to find a method to improve,” Brissett said. “And on a day like today, it (doesn’t) make me ‘the man,’ it just makes us more well balanced. And I think that’s what we showed today, that we can throw the ball.
” It was simply a fantastic day for us as a whole.”
A great day that puts Indy in the chauffeur’s seat in the AFC South as we near the halfway point of the season.