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Peyton Manning Jersey
12-20-2019, 10:20 AM,
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Peyton Manning Jersey
Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse Peyton Manning Jersey , a survey of fans across the NFL powered by SurveyMonkey. As the season kicks off in just a few weeks, each week, we’ll send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Colts fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.The Indianapolis Colts did not come with their best stuff in Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders. As a result of their 31-24 loss, it didn’t sit well with fans at all. As they prepare for their Week 5 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, the injury woes are just as prominent, and with added issue that their defense has been downright awful, things aren’t exactly where the team would like them to be. We’ll check in on the fan base’s confidence level as we do each week, and we’ll look at the national question this week which is pretty interesting with so many new quarterbacks getting significant playing time.Let’s get team confidence out of the way first this week. Unfortunately, this is an unprecedented week for the confidence level of the fans. The Colts did not look like the team we’ve witnessed up to this point. Malik Hooker is out which is a major issue, but the team has also been without Darius Leonard for the past two weeks which has forced some maneuvering within the linebacker corps. The team has also been missing Tyquan Lewis up front, and they simply can’t afford to have that when they are already struggling to create pressure, and can’t stop the run. Last week the team also lost T.Y. Hilton which proved to be a massive loss. To make a long story short, injuries have killed the team, AND they weren’t up to snuff execution wise either. This is creating a rift within the fan base and this week’s numbers proved it. The fans were largely confident in the team last week holding strong at 96 percent, but after their loss, the fans reacted in unison as the confidence level dropped to an abysmal 52 percent.The real issue is that the injuries haven’t subsided much, and the squad is headed into Arrowhead to face the most prolific offense in the league to this point. It’s hard to imagine the team gaining much confidence between now and Week 7 when they face the Houston Texans. We could see an all-time low in confidence level by then.This week’s national question was quite interesting given the success of young, or backup quarterbacks this year. Teddy Bridgewater has gotten a bit of a second shot at proving himself with the injury to Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger is out and Mason Rudolph has an opportunity to prove his worth as well.Naturally Al Woods Color Rush Jersey , everyone is very well aware of the success down in Jacksonville with rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew and the Minshew-mania that has followed. I mean, for that matter, you could even consider Jacoby Brissett and that fact that he is a few weeks removed from being a replacement quarterback himself. But, we can see above that it’s Daniel Jones, who has succeeded Eli Manning in New York, that has gotten the nod from the voters in this case. The former No. 6 overall selection earned the trust from the staff and the Giants’ front office, and has been pretty darn good in his three games of action. He’s completing 69 percent of his passes, has thrown 3 touchdowns on his 71 attempts and is earning 8.1 yards per attempt through the air. For what it’s worth, Minshew was right on the heels of Jones in this survey, and I think there’s a very real argument that he should have been the choice from the voters. It’s reasonable to assume that it’s Jones’ draft position, and the fact that Minshew was a sixth-round pick that has earned Jones some of that trust over Minshew. Minshew is also near a 70 percent completion rate (69.4%), has thrown 7 touchdowns to only a single interception in his 121 attempts, while earning an 8.3 adjusted yards per pass attempt, compared to that of Jones’ 7.7 AY/A. Minshew has actually been considerably better on paper.This season will be a lot of fun to watch these quarterbacks and their development. The Houston Texans couldn't do much right in a blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.They don't have time to dwell on the embarrassing 41-7 defeat with a visit from the Indianapolis Colts coming on Thursday night; the winner will be in first place in the AFC South."We have to turn the page quickly," coach Bill O'Brien said. "We have to correct the mistakes and move forward very quickly. It didn't start well. We didn't get off to a good rhythm. I just need to do a better job with this team."Receiver DeAndre Hopkins agreed and stressed the importance of beating the Colts if the Texans hope to reach their goal of winning the division."It is a must-win Thursday," Hopkins said. "Everyone knows that. We have to move forward. What we want is still ahead of us. So, that means focusing on the Colts now."Deshaun Watson had a chance to strengthen his case for MVP in a matchup against another young, dual-threat quarterback, Lamar Jackson. Instead Watson had his worst game of the season, finishing with 169 yards passing , 12 yards rushing and two costly turnovers.It didn't help that he played behind a line that allowed six sacks, including five times in the first half. A.J. McCarron came in late with the game out of hand and was sacked once as the group which had been protecting Watson better in the last few games reverted to its old struggles."Nothing really to it," Watson said of the sacks. "They just played hard. They had a scheme up front, and that was pretty much it."While Watson couldn't get anything going, he was far from the only one who struggled. Houston's running game, which had been a strength team this season, had a tough day, too. Carlos Hyde, who ran for 160 yards in Houston's last game, managed just 65 yards rushing, 41 of those yards coming on a TD run with the game out of reach."We got behind, and it was 14-0. We tried to stick with the run, but eventually we had to try to throw the football to gain positive yards," O'Brien said. "We just couldn't do much of anything."WHAT'S WORKINGAfter Sunday's clunker of a game, it's hard to say that much of anything is working. While Watson's turnovers contributed to Houston's loss, he did a good job of spreading the ball around and completed passes to seven players. If he can clean up his mistakes this week, his ability to get everyone involved in the offense should be good for the Texans.WHAT NEEDS HELPHouston's offensive line needs to find a way to be more consistent. The unit had allowed just seven sacks combined in the previous five games before struggling to protect Watson on Sunday. For him to be successful, the group must get back to what it was doing and figure out a way to keep him off the ground.STOCK UPHopkins had a good day despite the struggles of the offense. He had seven receptions for 80 yards, and five of those catches resulted in a first down.STOCK DOWNK Ka'imi Fairbairn's tough season continued when he missed a 43-yard field goal. That came after he missed a field goal and an extra point in Houston's last game.INJUREDWR Will Fuller missed his third straight game with a hamstring injury and it's unclear when he'll return. ... S Mike Adams received a concussion during pregame warmups on Sunday and did not play. ... CB Lonnie Johnson Jr. hurt his right foot against the Ravens ... S Justin Reed left in the third quarter with a shoulder injury and didn't return.KEY NUMBER4.1: The Texans managed just 4.1 yards a play against Baltimore in their worst offensive outing of the year.NEXT STEPSWatson will have to shake off his subpar performance. He helped the Texans win four of their previous five games. Houston's secondary must shore up after allowing four touchdown passes against the Ravens. The group will be helped if the Texans can generate more of a pass rush against Indianapolis.

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