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Indianapolis Colts Running Game and Defense the Key To Success

Published by on December 27, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Oakland Raiders yesterday 31-26, but the score doesn't tell the whole story of the game, at least not the story you would expect to hear if you just saw that score.

A person who didn't watch the game would probably assume that Peyton Manning passed for about 300 yards with a couple touchdowns and that the Colts defense came together and stopped Oakland on their final drive to hold for the win.

Well, Manning did throw three TDs, but that's about it. He actually had a subpar day as far as Manning standards go. He threw two interceptions and only passed for 179 yards, completing 16 of 30 passes. Certainly not the typical day at the office for him, but it was good enough to get the job done.

That would mean the Colts running game had to have had a big day, and they really did. They rushed for a 2010 team-high 198 yards against the R...

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