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Key Coaching Decision #1: (IND ball, score tied 0-0 / fourth-and-1, IND 47 / 3:21 Q1)
• The Colts, opting to go for the first down, called a run play for Marlon Mack, who took the ball to the Buffalo 43-yard line for the first down. We feel this was a smart decision by Frank Reich and it showed confidence in his offensive unit. The drive ended with a Colts touchdown and a 6-0 lead.
Key Coaching Decision #2: (IND ball, leading 12-0 / 2-point conversion att / 9:25 Q2)
• The Colts originally planned to kick the PAT, but Buffalo was penalized with a 15-yard penalty. Indianapolis then decided to go for two and was successful with a run by Mack, extending the lead to 14. We understand the decision to go for two, but, with the Colts dominating the game, it wasn’t necessary.
• Colts running back Marlon Mack played a great game and contributed with over 150 yards of total offense and two touchdowns.
• The Indianapolis offensive line was dominant against a competitive Bills defense. The Colts had over 200 rushing yards and did not allow a sack.
• Andrew Luck continues to have an impressive season returning from injury. He threw four touchdown passes, with two going to his number one receiver, T.Y. Hilton.
• With Bills quarterback Derek Anderson starting on short notice, it was not a surprise he struggled and Buffalo had trouble moving the ball. His only consistent weapon, LeSean McCoy, left early in the first quarter with a head injury, which only made matters worse.