Carson Wentz a 'completely different QB,' says Colts radio voice

Colts QB Carson Wentz.
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Carson Wentz didn't play mistake-free football. There were bloopers abound in the Indianapolis Colts' rain-soaked 30-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night at Levi's Stadium.

But the torrential downpour -- meteorologists called this a "bomb cyclone" -- wasn't enough of a hindrance for Wentz. In spite of the slippery conditions, he threw for a pair of touchdowns and rushed for one, helping Indianapolis, well, weather the storm.

"He's taking care of the football, so he's not being reckless on the deep shots downfield," Colts radio voice Matt Taylor told After Hours with Amy Lawrence on Monday. "Interceptions are way down. Right now, he only has one pick on the season. His interception rate on the year is tops in the NFL -- going into tonight's game, it was only 0.5. And remember, this is a guy who led the NFL in picks last year with 15 and didn't play a full season.

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"This is what we typically see with [Colts head coach] Frank Reich. Every time a guy comes in and works with Frank, he puts his quarterback magic on these guys, and they really improve in a key area -- whether it's interceptions or just total yards, yards per attempt, or completion percentage. Carson Wentz looks like a completely different quarterback right now, compared to the guy who got kicked out of Philadelphia by the fans."

The Colts' offense made big plays when it needed to. With a minute remaining in the second quarter, Wentz scrambled to the right and scored on a one-yard keeper, giving them a 13-12 halftime lead. Late in the fourth quarter, trailing by five points, the 49ers were one defensive stop away from forcing Indianapolis to attempt a 4th-and-long field goal attempt. But the moment never occurred, as Wentz connected with receiver Michael Pittman for a clutch 28-yard score on third-down.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Wentz has thrown for multiple touchdowns without an interception in four straight games, tying Peyton Manning (2006-07) for the longest streak in Colts history. Through six games, the 28-year-old has completed 64.4-percent of his passes for 1,695 yards with 11 touchdowns and one interception, and his passer rating is currently a career-high 102.8.

Indianapolis (3-4) will host the Tennessee Titans (5-2) in a Week 8 matchup on Sunday, Oct. 31. According to FiveThirtyEight's projections, the Colts have a 50-percent chance to reach the playoffs and a 19-percent chance to win the AFC South.

The entire Colts conversation between Taylor and Lawrence can be accessed in the audio player above.

You can follow After Hours With Amy Lawrence on Twitter @ALawRadio and @AfterHoursCBS, and Tom Hanslin @TomHanslin.

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