The extra work seems to have helped. Indianapolis has posted a 6-0 record in games under Pagano when the team did not have any turnovers.
So how much credence does the Colts coach give to the turnover question? It's one of the first things he checks out on the stat sheet after every game.
"Turnovers, first and foremost. That's the biggest tell [on a team's success or failure] other than the score. Turnover margin. And we're doing good there. Hopefully we stay that way," Pagano said. "Turnovers is huge. And week-in and week-out, if you looked at who rushed for more yards in a game, typically a lot of weeks its a real high percentage. The team that rushes for more yards generally wins the game.
"So it's turnover margin and then rushing would be two [of the things that he looks for]."