The Colts rarely committed to the ground game after falling behind early, limiting Mack to nine carries for 46 yards. He'll enter the offseason as he did the regular season -- with an injury in tow. Expect the team to go into more detail about Mack's health in the aftermath of a likely loss.
Mack rushed 24 times for 148 yards and one touchdown while catching two of three targets for six yards in Saturday's playoff win over the Texans.
Mack put forth his highest yardage total of the season against a Houston defense that had yet to allow a 100-yard rusher through 16 games. The 22-year-old has reached the century mark in three of the last four games and has a 5.0 YPC in that stretch. The Colts built a 21-0 lead in the first half, and rode Mack in the second to help cruise to the 21-7 win. The second-year running back has a matchup at Kansas City in the divisional round next week against a defense that allowed 132.1 rushing yards per game and a 5.0 YPC in the regular season.
Mack rushed 25 times for 119 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-17 win over Tennessee. He lost a yard on three receptions (three targets).
Mack may be second to only Andrew Luck in terms of being grateful for the Colts' new and improved offensive line this season. The second-year back was finding big running lanes against the Titans' usually-solid run defense. This was Mack's fourth game of 100-plus yards and at least one touchdown this season. It's no coincidence that he averaged 24 carries in those four monster games, compared to 11 carries per game in the rest. Mack is proving to be the back in Indianapolis with the most talent, a revelation that should make him another value next year. As for this season, he will take on a Texans team in the wild-card round Saturday that ranked fourth against the run this season.
Mack rushed 12 times for 34 yards and touchdown while catching one of three targets for four yards in Sunday's 28-27 win over the Giants.
This had to qualify as a disappointment for Mack coming off a career-high rushing effort the week prior against Dallas. Unfortunately, it seems like the norm recently for the 22-year-old, who now has run for 34 yards or less in three of his last four games. With four scores in the last three weeks, however, he'll be a touchdown-dependent play on the road against the Titans' in Week 17.
Mack carried 27 times for 139 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Cowboys. He also caught one pass for a 10-yard gain in the 23-0 win.
The Dallas defense had allowed just one 100-yard rusher this season coming in, but Mack gashed them repeatedly en route to a new career high in rushing. He scored a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter and added a six-yard score to start things off in the third. Mack was bottled up on the ground over the last two weeks, but he still has at least 96 scrimmage yards or a touchdown in four of his last five games. He'll hope to retain a sizable role in the offense next Sunday against the Giants.
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