The Indianapolis Colts may have squeaked out a win over the Oakland Raiders in week 1, but they have been struggling offensively. The Colts' main concern has been their pass protection, or lack thereof. When the Colts drafted Andrew Luck in 2012, they knew their main responsibility would become protecting the quarterback. That simply has not been happening.
During their week 1 victory, the Colts were lucky to have scored three touchdowns on the Raiders. Luck was forced to run and throw the ball away more times than any quarterback would like. He was also sacked four times. Following the game, Colts CEO, Jim Irsay, Tweeted his demand for better pass protection from all.
In week 2, the Colts did a better job protecting the quarterback. Luck was sacked three times for only a total of 6 yards lost. No teams wants to see their quarterback hit the ground, but at least progress was made in that respect. Although, Luck's mobility had a lot to do with those numbers being lowered.
Now with three players crucial to pass protection landing themselves on IR, the Colts will need to focus even harder at keeping Luck upright.
View the list for details on key offensive injuries leading into week 3.