INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts came back from 10 points down to defeat the Miami Dolphins in Week 12 for their fifth consecutive victory.
It took a total team effort to close the Dolphins out, and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton was recognized with a FLEX spot on Pro Football Focus’ Week 12 NFL Team of the Week. Several other players also earned high ranks in PFF’s weekly positional rankings.
Special Teamer No. 3 (92.4), 9 snaps (31 percent)
Special teamers — especially long snappers — don’t tend to get much love, but Rhodes was graded very well for his nine snaps on the punt and placekicking teams.
Rhodes didn’t have any special teams tackles, but the placement of his snaps was likely evaluated as being very crisp and accurate.
Kicker Adam Vinatieri converted two-of-three field goal attempts, including the 32-yard game-winner as time expired, as well as all three extra point attempts. Punter Rigoberto Sanchez punted three times for a 34.3-yard average, one going inside the opponent’s 20-yard line and the other two being fair caught
Wide Receiver No. 3 (89.0), 60 snaps (87 percent)
The Ghost made PFF’s Team of the Week last week also after exploding for 155 yards and two touchdowns. He followed it up this week with another 125 yards. Per PFF:
“Hilton enjoyed another big game, averaging 3.68 yards per route run in the Colts win over the Dolphins. He finished the game with seven receptions and had one of the key plays in the game, with a long reception late in the fourth quarter to help set up the game-winning field goal.”
Luck and Hilton’s connection played an integral part in the Colts coming back to beat Miami. It was Hilton's third 100-yard game of the season and his first game with 10-plus targets since Week 3.
During the game, Hilton reached 7,500 career receiving yards, becoming just the fifth player to reach that mark since he was drafted in 2012.
Defensive Lineman No. 5 (88.8), 33 snaps (52 percent)
Hunt started off the season in a beastly fashion, but Sunday was the highest grade he’s received this year from PFF.
He totaled two tackles (one for loss), both tackles considered “stops" by PFF, which constitutes a “loss” for the offense. Hunt’s current mark of 11.0 tackles for loss leads the team.
Quarterback No. 4 (84.4), 69 snaps (100 percent)
With 30 completions out of 37 attempts, Luck completed a whopping 81.8 percent of his passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns.
With his three touchdown passes, Luck passed both Jim Kelly (161) and Matthew Stafford (163) for the eighth and seventh spots, respectively, in NFL history in a player’s first seven seasons. Luck also tied Peyton Manning for second place in NFL history after throwing at least three touchdowns in eight consecutive games.
With his 343 yards, Luck moved into second place in NFL history with his 31st game with at least 300 yards passing in his first seven seasons, breaking a tie with Manning, Matt Ryan, Stafford and Kurt Warner.
As if all that weren’t enough, Luck also added his first career reception in the game on a four-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett.
Luck did have a couple slip-ups with two first-half interceptions, but when all was said and done he had another stellar outing, leading the 20th fourth quarter, game-winning drive of his career.
Save some achievements for the rest of us, why don’t ya, Andrew.
Tight End No. 10 (82.0), 49 snaps (71 percent)
Ebron’s unbelievable season continues.
With two more touchdowns on Sunday, Ebron now has 12 on the season, 11 of them receiving. The 11 receiving touchdowns ties Dallas Clark for the most in franchise history among tight ends. Ebron’s 12 total touchdowns, however, is the most overall touchdowns by a tight end in franchise history.
Ebron joined Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill as the only other player to have at least three games this season with two or more receiving touchdowns.
Offensive Guard No. 3 (tied) (78.0), 69 snaps (100 percent)
Glowinski continues to quietly have an excellent season, as he currently ranks fifth in the NFL among offensive guards on the season.
Against the Dolphins, Glowinski was marked for two hurries/pressures, his first since Week 6. The Colts ran for 118 yards on the day and allowed just three quarterback hits and one sack. While that may seem like a bad thing considering the Colts haven’t allowed a sack since Week 5, the end of the streak was inevitable, and those are pretty decent numbers for one game.