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The Indianapolis Colts' top-10 scoring defense thrived this year, mostly due to its zone coverage. The Colts ran a zone defense at the highest rate of any team in the NFL this season.
#Colts run zone coverage at highest rate in the league.#Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes played 5 games vs teams that run zone at top-8 frequencies this season, completing 64.1% of his passes at 7.99 yards per attempt with a perfect 14:0 TD-to-INT ratio against them.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) January 8, 2019
It's not exactly a death knell for the Colts' chances, but things are looking pretty bleak for their defense based on that stat alone. Plus, Indianapolis is the underdog, with an opening line of six points. The line was down to five points by mid-week, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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