During the first seven games, when the Colts were up against quarterbacks such as Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson,Jordan Outlet Australia
, Phillip Rivers and Peyton Manning, Indy's pass defense limited opponents to a completion percentage of 58.7, a quarterback rating of 79.5 with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. The longest TD pass was 31 yards and only two others were longer than 20 yards.
Over the last six weeks, four games that came against quarterbacks who opened the season as backups, it's been a complete reversal. Opponents have completed 64.9 percent of their passes, posted a rating of 104.9 and thrown 12 TD passes 鈥?six of which have went for 25 yards or longer 鈥?with only three picks.