Indianapolis Colts: Week 11 NFL Power Rankings (#8)

Last week: 9 (+1)

Record: 6-3

I’ve never seen anything like this ChuckStrong movement in the NFL. It’s spread from the team shaving their heads to citizens of the city of Indianapolis and the surrounding area shaving their heads to even one of the cheerleaders agreeing to shave her head if they can raise $10,000 for cancer research (ballsy girl). This thing has almost become on the level of Lance Armstrong and Jim Valvano. I wouldn’t want to bet against this bunch going forward. Practically speaking, they’re 2 games up on a playoff spot, having won 5 of their last 6 games, including 4 in a row. They have games against Tennessee, Buffalo, and Kansas City, and Houston might be resting starters week 17. Their other 3 games (@ New England, @ Detroit, @ Houston) aren’t impossible either.

Studs

QB Andrew Luck: 18 of 26 for 227 yards and an interception, 4 drops, 111.3 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 9 of 30 drop backs (2 sacks, 2 of 7, 2 drops, 1 interception)

RG Mike McGlynn: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 31 pass block snaps, run blocked for 4 yards on 1 attempt

CB Darius Butler: Allowed 6 catches for 65 yards on 12 attempts, 2 interceptions, 5 solo tackles

SS Antoine Bethea: Allowed 1 catch for 12 yards on 3 attempts, 6 solo tackles, 1 assist, 3 stops, 1 sack and 1 quarterback hurry on 2 blitzes

MLB Moise Fokou: Did not allow a catch on 1 attempt, 1 pass deflection, 1 solo tackle, 2 assists, 1 stop

P Pat McAfee: 6 kickoffs, 5 touchbacks, 67.7 yards per kickoff, 19.3 opponents average starting position, 3 punts for 135 yards, 2 inside 20, no returns, 45.0 net yards per punt

Duds

RB Donald Brown: Rushed for 42 yards (25 after contact) on 14 carries, 1 broken tackle, did not catch a pass on 1 attempt

LG Joe Reitz: Allowed 3 quarterback hits and 2 quarterback hurries on 31 pass block snaps, run blocked for 9 yards on 2 attempts

CB Cassius Vaughn: Allowed 9 catches for 117 yards and a touchdown on 16 attempts, 1 penalty, 7 solo tackles, 1 stop

ROLB Dwight Freeney: 1 quarterback hit and 2 quarterback hurries on 56 pass rush snaps, no tackles

LE Cory Redding: Did not record a pressure on 43 pass rush snaps, 1 penalty, 1 batted pass, 2 solo tackles, 2 stops

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