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5 Reasons Andrew Luck and the Colts Need an Improved Running Game

Published by on November 8, 2012

Since drafting Andrew Luck, the Indianapolis Colts have already improved dramatically from their disastrous 2011-12 season. 

Luck has, no doubt, been the key that the Colts have needed in order to get back to winning form. Through eight games, Luck has had a 56.5 completion percentage with 10 touchdowns and a total of 2,404 yards. 

Hooking up with Reggie Wayne every week has certainly helped Luck in his rookie season, and it gives the Colts a pretty solid passing attack.

However, in the NFL, it takes more than that in order to stay competitive. While the NFL is now a passing league, the importance of running cannot be forgotten.

So far, Colts running back Donald Brown has 74 rushing attempts for 319 yards and only one touchdown.

Even though Luck has done well so far this year, there are five reasons the Colts’ running attack needs to get better in order to help Luck and Indianapolis remain successful.

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