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The Colts’ Third-Down Performance Is Killing the Offense
One of the most important "traditional" statistics to measure an offense by is third-down conversion rate.
A team that can succeed on third down consistently can string series together consistently, putting more pressure on the defense and being more productive with each drive.
It's a pretty simple concept.
The Colts, during the first part of this season and much of last season, did a very good job of executing on third down, and it was a big part of their success. During the last five weeks, however, their performance has declined dramatically, as has their offensive efficiency.
From Weeks 1-5, the Colts converted over 44 percent of their third-down opportunities, third in the league. From Week 6-11...
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