After having no receptions in the Colts' first two games, Alec Pierce has gone 3/61, 4/80 and 8/81 in Weeks 3, 4 and 5. That's 15/222, which is well over 1,000 yards if extrapolated over a full season. And that's while playing just 45%, 44% and 59% of the snaps during those same three games. So he's now off to a very good start in his rookie season.
It's also a positive that Matt Ryan kept looking to Pierce last night on short routes as he rarely had time to look downfield, so Alec was definitely his go-to target in the game instead of Michael Pittman, who was supposed to be the team's target hog, or the bum Parris Campbell.
On the negative side, the Colts' heralded o-line is unexpectedly struggling. They need to improve if Pierce is to develop into a potent downfield weapon this season as Ryan is no scrambler esp. at this stage of his career.