The Tony Dungy era Colts usually had one of the best statistical pass defenses in the league.
That trend has kept up under Jim Caldwell this year, but the Colts secondary will be tested after losing cornerback Marlin Jackson for the season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Jackson tore his ACL at practice Wednesday, which makes somehow makes the injury seem even more devastating. The 2005 first-round pick used to be a starter for the team, but his role was reduced this season to nickle back as he struggled to recover from two surgeries to repair a torn ACL last year.
The Colts are first in the league in yards-per-attempt allowed, and should still be in good shape. They are used to replacing cornerbacks.