INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts won their fourth consecutive game on Sunday, rolling the visiting AFC South divisional foe Tennessee Titans, 38-10.
This was arguably the Colts' most complete team effort of the season, as the offense compiled 397 yards, the defense held the Titans to 263, and special teams was solid and, despite a holding call on a big punt return, even made a splash play.
The team's performance got wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and cornerback Quincy Wilson on Pro Football Focus’ Week 11 NFL Team of the Week, as well as several others grading highly in their rankings.
*Regarding snap counts: with the Colts holding a huge lead late in the game, some starters were pulled in the fourth quarter.
Wide Receiver No. 2 (93.7), 42 snaps (68 percent)
Last week, Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni said that a big day would eventually be coming for Hilton, and it just so happened to come to fruition on Sunday. Per PFF:
"Hilton led all wide receivers with an average of 5.96 yards per route run this week, picking up 155 yards from just 26 snaps in route. Six of his nine receptions resulted in a first down or touchdown, and he forced three missed tackles on the day."
Hilton was incredibly efficient, catching all nine targets en route to his 30th career 100-yard game. Quarterback Andrew Luck had a perfect 158.3 passer rating when throwing to Hilton.
"The Ghost" also tied Marvin Harrison for the top spot in franchise history with his 11th game of 150-plus yards.
Defensive Lineman No. 6 (87.7), 16 snaps (25 percent)
Hunt was forced from the game early with a knee injury, but he definitely made his impact felt in just 16 snaps.
The Estonian's numbers don't jump off the stat sheet (two tackles), but PFF also credited Hunt with one quarterback hurry and two "stops," which is considered a loss by the offense.
Quarterback No. 3 (86.9), 54 snaps (87 percent)
Luck looked like an MVP candidate on Sunday, completing almost 80 percent of his passes, with 297 yards, three touchdowns and a yards-per-attempt mark greater than 10.
The Colts' defense was tenacious, but Luck's offense was humming essentially the whole game.
The signal-caller continued his march through history, as he became just the third player (Dan Marino, Aaron Rodgers) in NFL history to reach 160 touchdown passes within his first 80 games. He also passed Cam Newton (158) and is tied with Jim Kelly (161) for the eighth-most passing touchdowns in a player's first seven season.
Cornerback No. 3 (86.2), 46 snaps (73 percent)
Wilson makes his 2018 debut on PFF's Team of the Week after jumping in front of a Marcus Mariota pass for the second interception of his career. Per PFF:
"Wilson was targeted three times by the Titans quarterbacks, but surrendered just two receptions for 24 yards, and came away with an interception. It was just his second start of the season, but the highest graded game of the year for the 2017 second-round draft pick out of Florida."
Wilson played his largest share of snaps on the season with starting cornerback Nate Hairston sidelined with an ankle injury.
Offensive Tackle No. 6 (72.8), 54 snaps (87 percent)
PFF graded this as Castonzo's best game of the season to date, especially with a grade of 88.3 in pass protection. He was not knocked for allowing any hits, hurries or pressures.
The Colts were able to eclipse the 100-yard mark in the run game on Sunday, and they played their fifth consecutive game without allowing a sack.
Kick Returner No. 2 (67.4), 6 ST snaps (23 percent)
One of the most frustrating things that can happen to a return man happened to Rogers on Sunday.
In the first quarter, Rogers fielded a punt from his own 26-yard line and weaved his way downfield 74 yards for a touchdown. Unfortunately, the Colts were called for holding on the play, nullifying the touchdown. The play still resulted in a 51-yard return, but there's always the sting of a touchdown coming off the board.
Center No. 7 (63.0), 50 snaps (81 percent)
Kelly is the second Colts offensive lineman to make this week's list after they have gone 217 pass attempts without allowing a sack. The five games without a sack is tied for the third-longest streak in NFL history behind the 2010 New York Giants and 2008 Titans.
Unfortunately, Kelly went down in the fourth quarter with a knee injury.
"(We're) not ready to put a week-to-week status on it. He could miss a little time," Colts head coach Frank Reich told reporters about Kelly on Monday. "We are going to take a few days and monitor and assess it a little bit further before we kind of give it any status."
Punter No. 8 (63.0), 16 ST snaps (62 percent)
Sanchez punted three times against the Titans, all three of which ending inside the opponent's 20-yard line. He amassed a 47.3 net average, which was second highest in the NFL for the week.