A very satisfying victory over the Tennessee Titans by the Indianapolis Colts pushes Indy to 2nd place in the division. Let’s take a look some of the stars proved their worth Sunday and some players who could have performed better.
Andrew Luck put up a performance strong enough to win him AFC Offensive Player of the week. He threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns, as well as nearly an 80% completion percentage. The Titans had the highest ranked defense in points allowed but Andrew managed to bulldoze his offense to a 38 point game. MVP talks for Andrew Luck are beginning to stir as he is second in passing touchdowns and has put up some great numbers in the Colts last four wins.
He’s back! It seems like it has been years since we have seen Andrew Luck go deep to T.Y. for a touchdown (and it has). At long last we see T.Y. Hilton break out for a big game. He had 155 receiving yards and two touchdowns on nine catches! Hilton was also the second fastest player to score a touchdown this week when he ran 20.86 MPH on his 68 yard left hook of a touchdown.
Leonard manages to fill the stat sheet to the brim once again this week. Despite the low number of seven combined tackles, he also recorded one sack, one tackle for loss, one pass defended, one quarterback hit, and his first career interception! The Maniac was all over field and was a crucial component in the defense that held the Titans to 10 points.
Nyheim Hines is a rookie so we shouldn’t be too hard on him, however, how he played against the Titans wasn’t very impressive at all. Hines had five carries for a measly 14 yards (his longest run being eight yards) and only caught one pass on three targets, dropping one pass that hit him right in the hands. Drops seem to be a big issue with him that needs to be fixed if he wants to benefit his team.
After having a three-touchdown game last week, Ebron was not targeted at all versus the Titans (Very disappointing for all of those who started him in fantasy). Not only was he not targeted, when he was given the chance to throw a pass to Andrew Luck in a “Philly Special” type play, Andrew was overthrown. Add a zero percent completion percentage to Ebron’s stat sheet for the season! Sunday was a down game for Eric, but expect for him to bounce back next week against the Dolphins.