Where Do The Colts Rank? Week 15 (2019)

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INDIANAPOLIS — Here's your weekly look at where the standout Indianapolis Colts units and individual players rank among their AFC and NFL peers heading into Week 15 of the 2019 season (* indicates among qualified players, according to Pro Football Focus):

Colts Team

— First in the NFL in fewest penalties committed (68)

— First in the NFL in fewest penalty yards (585)

— Tied for first in the NFL in safeties forced (2)

— Tied for second in the NFL in opening coin tosses won (9)

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Colts Offense

— Sixth in the NFL and third in the AFC in rushing offense (133.4 yards per game)

— Tied for ninth in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed (25)

— Ninth in the NFL in sack percentage (5.85)

— Tied for seventh in the NFL in first downs per game (21.7)

— Ninth in the NFL in third down conversion percentage (43.6)

— Second in the NFL in 3rd-and-short (less than four yards) conversion rate (72.5)

— Tied for fifth in the NFL in 3rd-and-10-plus conversion rate (25.0)

— Tied for second in the NFL in fourth downs converted (12)

— Fourth in the NFL in fourth down conversion percentage (63.16)

— Seventh in the NFL in red zone touchdown scoring percentage (63.83)

— Ninth in the NFL in average time of possession (31:00)

— Tied for second in the NFL in touchdowns off 10-play drives (14)

— Tied for fourth in the NFL in 10-play drives (27)

— Second in the NFL in average number of plays on scoring drives (8.77)

— Ninth in the NFL in average number of yards on scoring drives (61.2)

— Tied for third in the NFL in red zone touchdowns (30)

— Second in the NFL in PFF run blocking grade (82.8)

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett

— Eighth in the AFC in completion percentage (63.2)

— Tied for sixth in the AFC in passing touchdowns (18)

— Fifth in the AFC in touchdown percentage (5.0)

— Tied for fifth in the AFC in fewest interceptions (6)

— 10th in the NFL and fourth in the AFC in interception percentage (1.7)

— Sixth in the AFC in passer rating (93.2)

— Fifth in the AFC in third down passer rating (97.2)

— Tied for first in the NFL in third-and-one rushing conversion percentage (100)

— Tied for fifth in the NFL in rushing touchdowns among quarterbacks (3)

— Tied for seventh in the NFL in red zone passing touchdowns (15)

— Tied for ninth in the NFL in passing touchdowns within the 10-yard line (10)

— Eighth in the NFL in PFF fumbling grade (66.0)*

— Sixth in the NFL in undesigned QB scrambles (28)*

— Fourth in the NFL in fewest interceptions thrown under pressure (1)*

— Ninth in the NFL in completion percentage in clean pocket (73.3)*

— Tied for fifth in the NFL in adjusted completion percentage in clean pocket (81.5)*

— 10th in the NFL in passer rating in clean pocket (105.3)*

— Tied for fourth in the NFL in play action percentage (30.9)*

— Sixth in the NFL in play action completion percentage difference (5.6)*

— Tied for fifth in the NFL in play action passing touchdowns (7)*

— Tied for seventh in the NFL in fewest play action interceptions (1)*

— Ninth in the NFL in play action completion percentage (67.3)*

— 10th in the NFL in play action passer rating (106.7)*

— Tied for fifth in the NFL in fewest non-play action interceptions (5)*

— Tied for fourth in the NFL in average time in pocket (2.95 seconds)*

— Eighth in the NFL in longest average time to sack (3.66 seconds)*

— Tied for third in the NFL in average time to scramble (5.52 seconds)*

— Tied for ninth in the NFL in fewest interceptions with less than 2.5 seconds in the pocket (3)*

— First in the NFL in dropback percentage with 2.5 seconds or more in the pocket (62.2)*

— 10th in the NFL in completion percentage with 2.5 seconds or more in the pocket (57.8)*

— Tied for fifth in the NFL in fewest interceptions with 2.5 seconds or more in the pocket (3)*

Running back Marlon Mack

— Seventh in the AFC in rushing yards (900)

— Tied for eighth in the AFC in first downs (56)

— Sixth in the NFL in rushing first downs (55)

— Tied for ninth in the NFL in 10-plus-yard runs (24)

— Seventh in the NFL in PFF running grade (75.0)*

— First in the NFL in PFF fumbling grade (90.8)*

— Eighth in the NFL in PFF run blocking grade (59.4)

— Tied for first in the NFL among running backs in fewest fumbles (0)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among running backs in fewest penalties committed (0)*

— Eighth in the NFL in PFF elusive rating (46.7)*

— Seventh in the NFL in PFF breakaway percentage (28.7)*

Running back Nyheim Hines

— Tied for first in the NFL among running backs in fewest penalties committed (0)*

— Fourth in the NFL among running backs in reception percentage lined up in the slot (88.9)*

— First in the NFL among running backs in yards per route run lined up in the slot (3.26)*

— First in the NFL among running backs in fewest dropped passes lined up in the slot (0)*

— Tied for sixth in the NFL among running backs in receptions lined up in the slot (8)*

— Second in the NFL among running backs in target percentage lined up in the slot (47.4)*

— Ninth in the NFL among running backs in targets lined up in the slot (9)*

— Second in the NFL among running backs in run blocking grade (73.2)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among running backs in fewest sacks allowed (0)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among running backs in fewest quarterback hits allowed (0)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among running backs in PFF pass blocking efficiency (100)*

Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton

— Tied for sixth in the NFL in red zone receiving touchdowns (5)

— Tied for sixth in the NFL in receiving touchdowns within the 10-yard line (4)

— Tied for first in the NFL in fewest fumbles (0)*

— Tied for 12th in the NFL in consecutive active games with a reception (69)

— Fourth in the NFL in receiving yards since 2012 (8,475)

— Ninth in the NFL in receptions since 2012 (542)

— Third in the NFL in 100-yard receiving games since 2012 (33)

— Tied for third in the NFL in consecutive active 50-catch seasons (7)

— Third in the NFL in 150-yard receiving games since 2012 (12)

— Third in the NFL in touchdown receptions of 60-plus yards since 2012 (9)

— Tied for third in the NFL in 1,000-yard receiving seasons since 2012 (5)

Wide receiver Zach Pascal

— Sixth in the NFL among wide receivers in PFF pass blocking grade (76.2)*

— Tied for sixth in the NFL among wide receivers in fewest dropped passes (1)*

— Tied for first in the NFL in fewest fumbles (0)*

— Tied for 10th in the NFL in receiving touchdowns lined up in the slot (3)*

— Seventh in the NFL in yards per route run lined up in the slot (2.26)*

— Tied for first in the NFL in fewest drops lined up in the slot (0)*

Tight end Jack Doyle

— 11th in the NFL, and first among tight ends, in catch percentage among active players with at least 200 receptions since 2013 (74.8)

— Eighth in the NFL among tight ends in PFF offensive grade (68.1)*

— Seventh in the NFL among tight ends in PFF drop grade (74.4)*

— Second in the NFL among tight ends in PFF pass blocking grade (74.7)*

— Eighth in the NFL among tight ends in yards after catch (210)*

— Fifth in the NFL among tight ends in yards after catch per reception (5.5)*

— Fifth in the NFL among tight ends in fewest dropped passes (2)*

— Seventh in the NFL among tight ends in fewest fumbles (1)*

— Seventh in the NFL among tight ends in drop rate (5.1)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among tight ends in fewest sacks allowed (0)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among tight ends in fewest quarterback hits allowed (0)*

— Tied for fourth in the NFL among tight ends in fewest quarterback hurries allowed (1)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among tight ends in fewest quarterback pressures allowed (1)*

— Tied for fifth in the NFL among tight ends in PFF pass blocking efficiency (98.1)*

Tackle Anthony Castonzo

— Ninth in the NFL among offensive linemen and sixth among tackles in PFF offensive grade (82.7)*

— Sixth in the NFL among offensive linemen and third among tackles in PFF pass blocking grade (86.2)*

— Eighth in the NFL among tackles in PFF run blocking grade (71.8)

— Tied for ninth in the NFL among offensive linemen and first among tackles in penalties committed (2)*

Guard Quenton Nelson

— Tied for fifth in the NFL among active guards in consecutive regular season games started (29)

— Second in the NFL among offensive linemen and second among guards in PFF offensive grade (91.6)*

— Eighth in the NFL among guards in PFF pass blocking grade (79.1)*

— Third in the NFL among offensive linemen and second among guards in PFF run blocking grade (90.9)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among offensive linemen in fewest sacks allowed (0)*

— Tied for seventh in the NFL among guards in fewest quarterback hits allowed (2)*

— Tied for firth in the NFL among guards in fewest penalties committed (2)*

Center Ryan Kelly

— Sixth in the NFL among centers in PFF offensive grade (69.2)*

— Fourth in the NFL among centers in PFF run blocking grade (70.3)*

— Tied for third in the NFL among centers in sacks allowed (1)*

Guard Mark Glowinski

— Eighth in the NFL among guards in PFF run blocking grade (67.6)*

Tackle Braden Smith

— Eighth in the NFL among tackles in PFF offensive grade (75.8)*

— Sixth in the NFL among offensive linemen in PFF run blocking grade (81.7)*

— Fourth in the NFL among tackles in PFF run blocking grade (81.7)*

— 10th in the NFL among tackles in penalties committed (5)*

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Colts Defense

— Eighth in the AFC in total defense (345.1 yards allowed per game)

— Eighth in the NFL and fourth in the AFC in rushing defense (99.7 yards allowed per game)

— Tied for ninth in the NFL first downs allowed per game (19.5)

— Tied for eighth in the NFL in fourth down conversion percentage allowed (40)

— Tied for first in the NFL in goal-to-go touchdown percentage allowed (57.14)

Defensive tackle Grover Stewart

— Tied for first in the NFL among all defensive players and tied for first among interior defenders in fewest missed tackles (0)*

— Third in the NFL among interior defenders in PFF tackling grade (76.5)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among all defensive players and tied for first among all interior defenders in PFF tackling efficiency (100)*

Defensive tackle/end Denico Autry

— Tied for fifth in the NFL among interior defenders in PFF coverage grade (69.7)*

— Tied for eighth in the NFL among interior defenders in batted passes (2)*

Defensive end Justin Houston

— Tied for fifth in the AFC in sacks (9.0)

— Tied for sixth in the AFC in fumble recoveries (3)

— Tied for fifth in the NFL and tied for second in the AFC in defensive fumble recoveries (3)

— Tied for first in the NFL in safeties forced (1)

— Tied for second in the NFL in multi-sack games since 2011 (19)

— Tied for third in the NFL in consecutive active seasons with at least 9.0 sacks (3)

— Fifth in the NFL in sacks since 2011 (87.5)

— Ninth in the NFL in tackles for loss since 2011 (108.0)

— Fifth in the NFL in sack-per-game percentage since 2011, minimum 75 games played (0.76)

— Seventh in the NFL among edge defenders in PFF tackling grade (67.2)*

— Tied for third in the NFL among edge defenders in fewest missed tackles (2)*

— Fifth in the NFL among all edge defenders in PFF tackling efficiency (16.5)*

Defensive end Ben Banogu

— Tied for 10th among NFL rookies in sacks (2.5)

— Tied for eighth among NFL rookies in forced fumbles (1)

Linebacker Darius Leonard

— Tied for fourth in the NFL and the AFC in interceptions (4)

— Third in the NFL in total tackles since 2018 (255)

— Tied for third in the NFL in 10-tackle games since 2018 (12)

— Seventh in the NFL among linebackers in PFF defensive grade (79.8)*

— Eighth in the NFL among linebackers in PFF tackling grade (80.8)*

— First in the NFL among linebackers in PFF pass rushing grade (81.7)*

— Tied for ninth in the NFL among linebackers in quarterback pressures (16)

— Second in the NFL among linebackers in sacks created (6)*

— Tied for third in the NFL among linebackers in batted passes (3)*

— Tied for ninth in the NFL among linebackers in fewest missed tackles (6)*

— Third in the NFL among linebackers in passer rating when in coverage (79.5)*

Linebacker Anthony Walker

— Tied for 10th in the NFL in most single-game tackles this season (15; Week 3)

— Tied for 10th in the NFL among all defensive players and tied for ninth among linebackers in PFF tackling stops (40)*

— Tied for 10th in the NFL among linebackers in fewest receptions allowed when in slot coverage (5)*

— Tied for sixth in the NFL among linebackers in fewest receiving yards allowed when in slot coverage (30)*

— Third in the NFL among linebackers in fewest yards after catch allowed when in slot coverage (7)*

— 10th in the NFL among linebackers in fewest yards allowed per slot coverage snap (0.91)*

Linebacker Bobby Okereke

— Tied for fourth among NFL rookies in forced fumbles (2)

— Tied for third among NFL rookies in fumble recoveries (1)

— Tied for 10th in the NFL among linebackers in fewest yards after catch allowed when in slot coverage (16)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among linebackers in fewest passing touchdowns allowed when in slot coverage (0)*

Cornerback Kenny Moore II

— Third in the NFL in sacks among cornerbacks since 2018 (4.0)

— Second in the NFL among cornerbacks in PFF run defense grade (86.1)*

— Tied for sixth in the NFL among cornerbacks in quarterback pressures (7)*

— Tied for second in the NFL among cornerbacks in sacks created (3)*

— Tied for ninth in the NFL among cornerbacks in quarterback hits (1)*

— Tied for sixth in the NFL among cornerbacks in quarterback hurries (3)*

— Second in the NFL among cornerbacks in PFF tackling stops (31)*

— Fourth in the NFL among cornerbacks in PFF run stop percentage (7.7)*

— Tied for sixth in the NFL among cornerbacks in fewest passing touchdowns allowed in coverage (1)*

— Tied for second in the NFL among all defenders and tied for second among cornerbacks in fewest pass targets when in slot coverage (26)*

— Tied for sixth in the NFL among all defenders and cornerbacks in fewest receptions allowed when in slot coverage (22)*

— First in the NFL among all defenders in fewest receiving yards allowed when in slot coverage (150)*

— Second in the NFL among all defenders and cornerbacks in fewest yards after catch allowed when in slot coverage (56)*

— Tied for fourth in the NFL among all defenders and cornerbacks in fewest passing touchdowns allowed when in slot coverage (1)*

— Tied for second in the NFL among all defenders and cornerbacks in interceptions when in slot coverage (2)*

— Second in the NFL among all defenders and cornerbacks in passer rating allowed when in slot coverage (71.5)*

— Tied for sixth in the NFL among all defenders and cornerbacks in coverage snaps per target (9.6)*

Cornerback Rock Ya-SIn

— Tied for seventh in the NFL among rookies in solo tackles (40)

— Tied for third among NFL rookies in fumble recoveries (1)

— Tied for sixth among NFL rookies in interceptions (1)

— Tied for ninth in the NFL among cornerbacks in fewest missed tackles (3)*

Cornerback Marvell Tell III

— Tied for eighth among NFL rookies in forced fumbles (1)

Safety Malik Hooker

— Tied for ninth in the NFL in fewest yards allowed per coverage snap (0.25)*

— Tied for ninth in the NFL and ninth among safeties in fewest coverage snaps per reception (43.3)*

— Tied for fifth in the NFL among safeties in fewest targets in coverage (12)*

— Seventh in the NFL among safeties in fewest receptions allowed in coverage (8)*

— Fourth in the NFL among safeties in fewest receiving yards allowed in coverage (86)*

Safety Khari Willis

— Sixth in the NFL among rookies in solo tackles (45)

— Seventh in the NFL among rookies in total tackles (58)

— Tied for eighth in the NFL among safeties in quarterback hurries (5)*

— Tied for seventh in the NFL among safeties in PFF run stop percentage (6.3)*

— Tied for seventh in the NFL among safeties in fewest pass targets when in slot coverage (5)*

— Tied for eighth in the NFL among safeties in fewest receptions allowed when in slot coverage (3)*

— Fourth in the NFL among safeties in fewest receiving yards allowed when in slot coverage (14)*

— Eighth in the NFL among safeties in fewest yards after catch allowed when in slot coverage (6)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among safeties in fewest passing touchdowns allowed when in slot coverage (0)*

— Fourth in the NFL among safeties in yards allowed per slot coverage snap (0.28)*

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Colts Special Teams

— Second in the NFL in punt return average (10.7)

— Fifth in the NFL in punt return average allowed (5.3)

Punter Rigoberto Sanchez

— Tied for eighth in the NFL and tied for second in the AFC in touchbacks on kickoffs (49)

— Eighth in the AFC in punting average (45.2)

— Seventh in the NFL and third in the AFC in net punting average (42.3)

— Sixth in the NFL in PFF kickoff grade (77.3)*

— Eighth in the NFL in PFF punting grade (71.7)*

Kicker Chase McLaughlin

— Tied for first in the NFL in extra point conversion percentage (100)

— Tied for first in the NFL in field goal percentage from 0-19 yards (100)

— Tied for first in the NFL in field goal percentage from 20-29 yards (100)

— Tied for first in the NFL in field goal percentage from 30-39 yards (100)

— Tied for first in the NFL in field goal percentage from 50-plus yards (100)

Wide receiver Zach Pascal

— Seventh in the NFL in PFF returning grade (69.4)*

— Ninth in the NFL in PFF kickoff returning grade (68.5)*

— Tied for first in the NFL in safeties forced (1)

Safety George Odum

— Tied for first in the NFL among all players in fewest special teams penalties (0)*

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