And Mack leads the NFL in rushing through the first week of the 2019 season. He has 174 yards, 124 of which came in the third quarter alone. He has a 46-yard lead over Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey.
“The guys created such great holes for me, so all I had to do was just take care of the rest and get my job done,” Mack said after the game, via Colts.com.
Mack will make only $645,000 this season, a far cry from $13.125 million average paid to Bell by the Jets. Dollar for dollar, the Colts got a tremendous bargain.
The Colts ultimately lost the game to the Chargers in overtime, but Mack’s performance provides a reason for hope. The next challenge comes on Sunday when the Colts face the only team in the AFC South that won in Week One: The Titans.