LAS VEGAS — Jeff Saturday is 1-0.
The newly appointed interim coach of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday presided over a 25-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders in his first sport in his new position.
The Colts entered Sunday on a three-game dropping streak and on the heels of the firing of fifth-year coach Frank Reich after final week’s loss to the New England Patriots.
Saturday’s hiring shocked the NFL, as he was not presently employed within the league. The six-time Professional Bowl choice who’s enshrined within the Colts’ ring of honor had been working as an ESPN NFL analyst proper up till proprietor Jim Irsay tapped him to take the job.
However Saturday bought a raise from the shock return of quarterback Matt Ryan — who the staff beforehand mentioned could be benched for the rest of the season — and a rejuvenated Jonathan Taylor. The All-Professional working again returned from an ankle harm to hurry for 147 yards, together with a 66-yard landing. Ryan accomplished 21 of 28 passes for 222 yards and a landing whereas additionally dashing for a rating in his first sport in three weeks.
The Colts needed to revamp their teaching employees on the fly this week, with Saturday principally yielding the element work to the offensive assistants, together with first-time playcaller Parks Frazier.