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Colts’ Jeff Saturday starts Matt Ryan over Sam Ehlinger

The Colts stated Sam Ehlinger could be their quarterback for the rest of the season, however interim head coach Jeff Saturday changed it back to Matt Ryan for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Raiders.

Ryan had began the primary seven video games of the season for Indianapolis and threw for two,008 yards and 9 touchdowns however he additionally threw 9 interceptions. The Colts had been 3-3-1 in his seven starts.

Matt Ryan (middle) obtained the decision to begin over Sam Ehlinger (left) on Sunday.
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Ehlinger began the 2 earlier weeks for Indianapolis, going 0-2 with losses to Washington and New England. He had 304 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in his two starts.

The transfer was Saturday’s largest since being named interim head coach on Monday after the firing of Frank Reich. Reich went 40-33-1 in his four-plus season with the Colts, making two playoff appearances.

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Interim head coach Jeff Saturday talks to Matt Ryan in the course of the Colts’ recreation on Sunday.
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Ryan’s return to motion has been mediocre so far. He’s been very environment friendly, going 17-for-21 by way of three quarters however has solely thrown for 175 yards. Ryan does have a one-yard dashing landing. The Colts led the Raiders on the finish of the third quarter 19-14 after a Jonathan Taylor 66-yard dashing landing. They went for 2 and failed.

Colts held on to win 25-20 to provide Saturday his first-ever head teaching win within the NFL. Saturday was employed as a advisor to the Colts previous to the season and after Reich’s firing, proprietor Jim Irsay handed over assistant coaches in favor of Saturday, who was additionally working as an analyst for ESPN.

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