Defense key to the win

Sunday’s win was propelled by a small lead and the ability for the defense to play fast:

“You don’t have to gamble nearly as much, you don’t have to get into too many man coverage situations,” coach Jim Caldwell said. “You can make them just kind of dump the ball and drop it underneath and try to break down and tackle in bounds and keep that clock running.” 

I think Colts vice chairman Bill Polian overstated when he said in the three weeks since defensive coordinator Larry Coyer was fired and replaced by linebacker coach Mike Murphy that Murphy and the defensive staff “got this team flying again.” 

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