Every week Indianapolis Colts Hoodie , I will present a summary of some basic and advanced stats for the Colts performance relative to the league. Thanks to Pro Football Reference, NFL.com and the nflSCrapR project for being awesome sources of weekly data.Unsurprisingly, Dallas came out running the ball against the Colts last Sunday as Ezekiel Elliott found some initial success, hoarding the Time Of Possession in the first half.Somewhat surprisingly (well it was surprising to me), the Colts also found rushing success, slowing the game and giving each team only 7 offensive drives on the day (the last kneel-down drive excluded). That’s the fewest drives of any game all year.The Colts scored on 5 of those drives but only the first one was needed. The only poor Colt’s drive was Marlon Mack’s fumble.Even the Rigoberto Sanchez punt came on a drive that was “matriculating down the field” with 4 first down conversions before a veritable butt-load of penalties killed it. 23 offensive first downs is a lot. 23 first downs on 7 drives is ridiculously good and is why the Drive Success Rate was a sky-high 82%. TEAM TOTALS23 points is good, but on only 7 drives it is great and ends up being the 3rd most Adjusted Points per Drive (3.3) of the week.Even with the game slowed down, the Colts put up a lot of yards and having 1 out of every 3 plays be a first down is an excellent way to win games.Over the past few weeks, third down conversions have been problematic but this weeks 67% conversion rate led the league.The Cowboys did their part as well, extending Colt drives 3 times with penalties. PASSINGComing in to the game, the Dallas defense was ranked 19th against the pass (Adjusted Net Yards per Attempt against).So, it’s not that surprising that Andrew Luck basically played a little bit better than his season average.While his completion % was lower than usual, the Yards after Catch was very good (2nd week in a row!)Luck missed his only passing TD attempt, but 0 picks and 0 sacks kept his ANY/A at a decent 7.1The most important number, however, is that over 40% of Luck’s passes were first down conversions. So http://www.coltsfanshop.com/Bobby-Okereke-Jersey , even though the passing volume was low and the efficiency just a bit above average, the passing game kept the chains moving. In fact, only 2 other passing offenses had more success converting first downs last week.RUSHINGAs of last week, Dallas ranked 7th in preventing successful runs (weighted Rush Success Rate), but against that stout defense, the Colts exceeded their season wRSR average (44% vs 39%) while putting up the 3rd most rushing yards on the season (178). Marlon Mack was over 80% of that production with the 2nd most carries of any running back this week. He put up a 5.3 YPC, a 51% wRSR, which was 5th best of any RB (min 10 carries) and he scored the only TDs of the game.He was, as the kids used to say, en fuego. CONCLUSIONS & NEXT MATCH-UPThere is no question that the Colts offense was firing on all cylinders against the Cowboys and even with the mental errors of penalties and drops (I’m looking at you Pro-Bowler) , they had no problem moving the ball and scoring. Next up are the New York football Giants.They will bring a pass defense that has managed to consistently limit QBs (9th in ANY/A against).They tend to give up passing yards but are stingy with points, tied for 5th fewest passing TDs given up (1.3 per game) and 5th most interceptions on the year (15). However, their run defense is not nearly as good giving up the 20th highest wRSR on the year and the 25th most rushing TDs (1.1 per game).The Colts are heavy favorites at home (-9.5) so, hopefully we see another dominant offensive performance. TRAILING 5 WEEK TOTALS (per game)SEASON TOTALS (per game) The Indianapolis Colts notably had a ton of safeties becoming free agents this offseason, some restricted, and others who were allowed to test the open market. Clayton Geathers was one of those..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteStampede Bluean Indianapolis Colts communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsColtsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Colts StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Colts NewsYahoo Colts Team PageYahoo Colts ReportYahoo Colts Depth ChartYahoo Colts TransactionsYahoo Colts PhotosShop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Filed under:Latest NewsColts NewsFree AgencyClayton Geathers and Colts reportedly hammering out deal for the safety to stay in IndyNew Parris Campbell Jersey ,60commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareClayton Geathers and Colts reportedly hammering out deal for the safety to stay in IndyMark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsThe Indianapolis Colts notably had a ton of safeties becoming free agents this offseason, some restricted, and others who were allowed to test the open market. Clayton Geathers was one of those taking free agent visits in order to find his worth around the league.Geathers had reportedly been in Dallas, and most recently visited Tampa Bay to gauge interest in search of a contract to his liking. The Colts have been reserved in free agency thus far, allowing other ‘hot’ names to sign in the first couple days of the new league year, which included a talented group of safeties.It seems as though Geathers may indeed be staying put in Indianapolis, though, after all. According to Joel Erickson, Indy Star insider, Geathers and the Colts are working out the kinks of a contract to stay together.A 2015, fourth-round pick, Geathers is a solid re-signing that largely keeps the safety corps uniform in what the Colts had at the top of the depth chart in the 2018 season. With Matthias Farley being tendered, the Colts will likely look for more youth at the position through the NFL Draft in April as opposed to any ‘splash’ signings through free agency.Geathers has 183 total tackles with the Colts in 41 games over the past four seasons, as more of an in-the-box type safety, but has yet to earn an interception.