Where Do The Colts Rank? Week 15 (2019)

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.

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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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