MIAMI (WISH) — The Colts got their first win of the season in Miami Sunday, taking down their former quarterback, Jacoby Brissett, and the Dolphins 27-17.
Carson Wentz completed 24 of his 32 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns.
“It feels great, honestly, because I get the monkey off your back, a little bit for both me and the team. A huge win for us all three phases to come down and execute and play well,” said Wentz.
Wentz’s passer rating of 115.1 is his best mark since Week 1 of 2019 vs. Washington.
Head Coach Frank Reich praised Wentz’s play against the Dolphins.
“He didn’t put the ball in harm’s way. He was accurate, made good decisions, and again, I can’t emphasize enough that that really comes because of a total team effort. It’s the confidence that we can play with when the defense is playing as well as it was playing. I mean, the defense was lights out today,” said Reich.
The defensive unit as a whole held Miami to only 35 rushing yards and just 27.3% on third downs.
Linebacker Darius Leonard led the team with eight tackles and a fumble recovery.
“You can’t panic,” he said. “We feel like we’re building a great defense, and each week we continue to get better and better. We got to do that … if we want to shut the critics up.”
- Single-game career-high two sacks for Kemoko Turay.
- The Colts defense has now held back-to-back opponents to under 200 yards passing.
- Mo-Alie Cox’s first multi-touchdown day. He notches a single-game career-high with two receiving touchdowns, three receptions for 42 yards.
- Jonathan Taylor rushed for 103 yards and one touchdown. That’s his fourth-career 100-yard game, making him only the fourth Colt to reach that mark in his first 19 games along with Edgerrin James, Dominic Rhodes and Marshall Faulk.
- Michael Pittman Jr. has led the team in targets, receptions and yards for the last three weeks.