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Where did you get the sack magnet thing from?The Colts don’t scare me...They’ve really got nothing on the outside for Rivers to get the ball to......Hilton and Marlon Mack are injury machines...Taylor is a rookie and then there’s Rivers, who’s a sack magnet and TO machine. They’ll likely be facing the same issues this year.
Rivers is a guy that's hard to sack because he gets rid of the ball quickly when needed.
Last year, with an O-line ranked near the bottom in pass protection, he was sacked 34 times in 591 attempts.
In contrast, with a slightly improved O-line, DW4 was sacked 44 times in 495 attempts.
Rivers totaled 109 fumbles in his career (regular season games); he averaged 1 fumble every 73 touches (pass attempts + rushing attempts). His INT ratio is 2.6%
Watson fumbles the ball on a more frequent basis (once every 64.6 touches).
His INT ration is 2.4%, slightly lower than Rivers.
Those are just raw numbers, but I definitely know that you can't find any proof that Rivers is a turnover machine.
I can guarantee you that those numbers will come down this year with the offensive line that the Colts have.
Not to mention all the weapons, including the two RBs that will provide him with a rushing attack he didn't have with the Chargers (rookie or not). Don't go to sleep on Hines who had 44 receptions same as Duke (but with fewer targets). And you'll hear from Paris Campbell and Michael Pittman, Jr., too.
Rivers won't be asked to carry the team with this rushing attack.
The young/new kicker they got is plenty good, too.
There's no conspiracy theory when the majority of people (including Vegas) pick the Colts to win the division this year.