Colts Studs and Duds: Week 10

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 23: Linebacker Anthony Walker #50 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after picking off a pass intended for tight end Zach Ertz #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles (not pictured) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 23, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Colts make it three in a row as the snuck away with the win over the Jaguars at home. After scoring 29 points in the first half, the Colts scored zero the second as they allowed the Jags to make a comeback but a late forced fumble secured the win.

Duds

There are no honorable mentions this week as not many players played extremely well so we’re going to hop right into the duds. Marlon Mack was coming off back to back 100+ rushing yard games. Today he wasn’t very effective as he only ran for 29 yards in 12 attempts. The Colts offensive line played amazing for Luck and the Colts’ rushers but Mack couldn’t get much started. Hopefully, after this important division win, Mack can pick it up next week against the Dolphins.

Anthony Maulet has one good tackle for loss and fell apart after that. Maulet blew multiple coverages and allowed Blake “not clutch” Bortles to almost complete a comeback. (Trademark pending) Maulet‘s only stat for the game was his single tackle making him easily the least value-able player this week.

This last dud is a bit weird, but the entire Colts team during the second half earn this last spot. After scoring zero points in the second half and allowing 10 and the almost comeback. Jacksonville has a total of 415 yards which is saying something considering Leonard Fournette only had 53 rushing yards. The Colts also allowed a fake field goal to happen which led to a Jaguar touchdown once again making the game closer than we all hoped. Margus Hunt has been on a slight decline after starting the season strong after having multiple pressures and sacks a game. Hunt has allowed rookies Tyquan Lewis and Kemoko Turay to take his starting spot and they have acceded expectations at that spot.

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Studs

Former Detroit Lion Eric Ebron had an absolutely explosive day as he received for 69 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a three-yard touchdown. Ebron has resurrected his career after signing with the Colts and now leads the NFL in tight end touchdowns. After signing with the team Ebron has become a complete mismatch against teams which is why he has so many touchdowns and it did not stop against the crumbling Jaguars.

Cornerback Kenny Moore is a 5’9 cornerback who no one thought would be a starting cornerback in the NFL, except the Colts. When playing a struggling Jaguar offense, Moore had an explosive day where he had six tackles and another for loss. Moore was also clutch when in passing situations as he had multiple throws targeted towards him and he deflected two and even came in clutch with a forced fumble to win out the game on ice and give the Colts their fourth win this season.

Anthony Walker was a former 5th round pick who had an injury-plagued 2017 season. This year he has emerged as a great option at linebacker for the Colts. He recorded 10 total tackles against the Jaguars, a tackle for loss, and had an amazing blocked extra point return that would have counted for two points for the Colts… but was called back because of a flag. Walker had a great game against Fournette and a decent Jaguar receiving corps.

I could have given Andrew Luck a highlight for his 6th straight game with three passing touchdowns and his 285 yards in just 21 completions out of 29 attempts but he has been consistently great so I thought I’d give it to Walker as he played great. So yeah, that’s why I totally couldn’t give the clutch quarterback leading his team to another win and one game behind the sixth wildcard spot a feature in this weeks ‘Studs and Duds.’ *wink wink*

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