Where Do The Colts Rank? Week 17 (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 17 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 17 of the 2019 season (* indicates among qualified players, according to Pro Football Focus):

Colts Team

— First in the NFL in fewest penalties committed (75)

— First in the NFL in fewest penalty yards (634)

— Seventh in the AFC in takeaways/giveaways (+3)

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

— Tied for third in the NFL in opening coin tosses won (10)

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Colts Offense

— Fourth in the NFL and second in the AFC in rushing yards (133.2 per game)

— Seventh in the NFL and third in the AFC in red zone touchdown scoring percentage (64.2)

— Tied for third in the NFL in red zone touchdowns (34)

— Ninth in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed (29)

— Eighth in the NFL in sack percentage (5.94)

— Ninth in the NFL in first downs per game (21.5)

— Sixth in the NFL in fourth-down conversion percentage (60.87)

— Second in the NFL in fourth downs converted (14)

— Tied for second in the NFL in touchdowns off 10-play drives (15)

— Tied for sixth in the NFL in 10-play drives (29)

— Third in the NFL in average number of plays on scoring drives (8.81)

— Eighth in the NFL in average number of yards on scoring drives (61.5)

— Sixth in the NFL in rushing attempts (444)

— Fifth in the NFL in average time of possession (2:54)

— Fifth in the NFL in plays per drive (6.29)

— Eighth in the NFL in rushing grade (80.7)

— Second in the NFL in PFF run blocking grade (84.4)

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett

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

— Fourth in the AFC in interception percentage (1.4)

— Eighth in the AFC in passer rating (89.2)

— Sixth in the AFC in third-down passer rating (89.4)

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

— Tied for 10th in the NFL in game-winning drives (2)

— Tied for sixth in the NFL in comebacks (2)

— Tied for ninth in the NFL in fewest passes batted down (6)*

— Seventh in the NFL in undesigned QB scrambles (31)*

— Tied for second in the NFL in fewest interceptions thrown when under pressure (1)*

— 10th in the NFL in completion percentage in clean pocket (72.1)*

— 10th in the NFL in fewest interceptions in clean pocket (5)*

— 10th in the NFL in adjusted completion percentage in clean pocket (79.8)*

— Fourth in the NFL in play action completion percentage difference (8.1)*

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

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

— Eighth in the NFL in play action completion percentage (67.5)*

— Eighth in the NFL in play action passer rating (104.0)*

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

— Tied for sixth in the NFL in longest average time in pocket to throw (2.72 seconds)*

— Fourth in the NFL in longest average time in pocket (2.94 seconds)*

— Eighth in the NFL in longest average time to be sacked in pocket (3.80 seconds)*

— Sixth in the NFL in longest average time to in pocket to scramble (5.36 seconds)*

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

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

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

Running back Marlon Mack

— Eighth in the AFC In rushing yards (1,014)

— Ninth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (78.0)

— Eighth in the NFL in 10-plus-yard runs (26)

— Fourth in the NFL in rushing first downs (62)

— Ninth in the NFL among running backs in PFF rushing grade (73.5)*

— First in the NFL among running backs in PFF fumbling grade (91.0)*

— 10th in the NFL among running backs in PFF run blocking grade (59.4)*

— 10th in the NFL among running backs in yards on designed runs (1,014)*

— 10th in the NFL among running backs in yards after contact per rush attempt (2.75)

— 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 (0)*

— Seventh in the NFL among running backs in PFF breakaway percentage (28.4)*

Running back Nyheim Hines

— Tied for first in the NFL among running backs in fewest passes intercepted when targeted (0)*

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

— Tied for seventh in the NFL among running backs in pass targets lined up in the slot (11)*

— Second in the NFL among running backs in pass target percentage lined up in the slot (44.0)*

— Tied for fourth in the NFL among running backs in receptions lined up in the slot (10)*

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

— Tied for first in the NFL among running backs in drop percentage lined up in the slot (0.0)*

— Sixth in the NFL among running backs in receiving yards lined up in the slot (65)*

— Second in the NFL among running backs in yards per route run in the slot (2.6)*

— Sixth in the NFL among running backs in reception percentage lined up in the slot (90.9)

— Tied for eighth in the NFL among running backs in PFF pass blocking efficiency (98.1)*

Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton

— Tied for eighth in the NFL in touchdown receptions within the 10-yard line (4)

— Tied for ninth in the NFL in receptions within the 10-yard line (5)

— Tied for first in the NFL among wide receivers in fewest fumbles (0)

— Tied for 12th in the NFL among active players in consecutive games with a reception (71)

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

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

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

— Fifth in the NFL in receiving yards since 2012 (8,526)

— Eighth in the NFL in receptions since 2012 (549)

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

— Tied for third in 1,000-yard receiving seasons from 2012-18 (5)

Wide receiver Zach Pascal

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

— Tied for first in the NFL among wide receivers in fewest fumbles (0)

Wide receiver Marcus Johnson

— Tied for first in the NFL among wide receivers in fewest drops on deep pass attempts (0)*

Tight end Jack Doyle

— 10th in the NFL among tight ends in PFF offensive grade (69.2)*

— Seventh in the NFL among tight ends in PFF drops grade (76.5)*

— First in the NFL among tight ends in PFF pass blocking grade (77.8)*

— Ninth in the NFL among tight ends in PFF run blocking grade (66.7)*

— 10th in the NFL among tight ends in yards after catch (222)*

— Sixth in the NFL among tight ends in yards after catch per reception (5.3)

— Tied for third in the NFL among tight ends in fewest dropped passes (2)*

— Tied for fifth in the NFL among tight ends in fewest fumbles (1)*

— Eighth in the NFL among tight ends in PFF drop rate (4.5)*

— Tied for 10th among tight ends in fewest dropped passes lined up in the slot (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 third 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)*

— Fourth in the NFL among tight ends in PFF pass blocking efficiency (98.4)*

— 11th in the NFL and first among tight ends in catch percentage among active players with at least 225 receptions since 2013 (74.0)

— Tied for fifth in the NFL among active tight ends in consecutive regular season games started (15)

Tackle Anthony Castonzo

— Ninth in the NFL among offensive linemen and fifth among tackles in PFF offensive grade (81.6)*

— Fourth in the NFL among tackles in PFF pass blocking grade (84.8)*

— Eighth in the NFL among tackles in PFF run blocking grade (70.6)*

— Eighth in the NFL among offensive linemen and first among tackles in fewest penalties (2)*

Guard Quenton Nelson

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

— Eighth in the NFL among guards in PFF pass blocking grade (81.6)*

— Third in the NFL among offensive linemen and second among guards in PFF run blocking grade (90.6)*

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

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

— Tied for ninth in the NFL among guards in fewest quarterback pressures allowed (20)*

— Eighth in the NFL among offensive linemen and tied for fifth among guards in fewest penalties (2)*

— Tied for fourth in the NFL among active guards in consecutive regular season games started (31)

Center Ryan Kelly

— Sixth in the NFL among centers in PFF offensive grade (73.1)*

— 10th in the NFL among centers in PFF pass blocking grade (71.3)*

— Third in the NFL among centers in PFF run blocking grade (74.5)*

— Tied for 10th in the NFL among offensive linemen and tied for second among centers in fewest sacks allowed (1)*

Tackle Braden Smith

— Seventh in the NFL among tackles in PFF offensive grade (78.7)

— Fifth in the NFL among offensive linemen and third among tackles in PFF run blocking grade (84.1)

— Eighth in the NFL among tackles in fewest penalties (5)*

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Colts Defense

— Eighth in the AFC in yards allowed (346.4 per game)

— Tied for eighth in the NFL and tied for fourth in the AFC in rushing yards allowed (100 per game)

— Eighth in the NFL and sixth in the AFC in red zone touchdown scoring percentage allowed (51.1)

— Eighth in the NFL in interception percentage (2.68)

— First in the NFL in goal-to-go touchdown scoring percentage allowed (54.17)

— Tied for ninth in the NFL in takeaways (22)

— Tied for sixth in the NFL in interceptions (14)

— Sixth in the NFL in fewest rushing attempts against (359)

— Fourth in the NFL in fewest rushing touchdowns allowed (8)

— 10th in the NFL in turnover percentage (13.1)

— Eighth in the NFL in PFF tackling grade (64.0)

Defensive tackle Grover Stewart

— Tied for first in the NFL and among interior defenders in fewest missed tackles (1)*

— Second in the NFL among interior defenders in PFF tackling grade (76.8)

— Tied for first in the NFL and among interior defenders in PFF run tackling efficiency (1.000)*

— Tied for first in the NFL and among interior defenders in fewest missed tackles against the run (0)*

— Tied for first in the NFL and among interior defenders in fewest missed tackles against the pass (0)*

— Tied for first in the NFL and among interior defenders in PFF overall tackling efficiency (1.000)*

Defensive tackle/end Denico Autry

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

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

— Tied for first in the NFL among defenders In fewest penalties (0)

— Tied for sixth in the NFL among interior defenders in forced fumbles created (1)*

— Tied for sixth in the NFL among interior defenders in fewest missed tackles against the run (1)*

— Tied for eighth in the NFL among interior defenders in sacks created from the right side (4)*

— Tied for fifth in the NFL among interior defenders in quarterback hits from the right side (6)*

Defensive end Justin Houston

— Tied for fourth in the AFC in sacks (10.0)

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

— Tied for sixth in the AFC and tied for third in the AFC in defensive fumble recoveries (3)

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

— Sixth in the NFL among edge defenders in PFF tackling grade (68.9)*

— 10th in the NFL among edge defenders in PFF pass rushing grade (81.1)*

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

— Tied for third in the NFL among edge defenders in PFF run stop percentage (9.8)*

— Tied for first in the NFL and among edge defenders in PFF run tackling efficiency (1.000)*

— Tied for first in the NFL and among edge defenders in fewest missed tackles against the run (0)*

— Fourth in the NFL among edge defenders in overall PFF tackling efficiency (18.0)*

— Tied for sixth in the NFL and among edge defenders in sacks created from the right side (9)*

— Third in the NFL in multi-sack games since 2011 (19)

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

— Fifth in the NFL in sacks since 2011 (88.5)

— Ninth in the NFL in tackles for loss since 2011 (109.0)

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

Defensive end Jabaal Sheard

— Tied for first among NFL edge defenders in fewest penalties (0)*

Defensive end Ben Banogu

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

Linebacker Darius Leonard

— Tied for ninth in the NFL and tied for seventh in the AFC and tied for first among linebackers in interceptions (4)

— Tied for first among NFL linebackers in interceptions returned for touchdowns (1)

— Eighth in the NFL in interception return yards (92)

— Fourth-longest interception return in a game in the NFL this season (80; Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

— Eighth in the NFL among linebackers in PFF defensive grade (77.0)*

— Eighth in the NFL among linebackers in PFF run defense grade (79.3)*

— Eighth in the NFL and fourth among linebackers in PFF tackling grade (86.2)*

— Second in the NFL among linebackers in PFF pass rushing grade (80.7)*

— Tied for seventh in the NFL among linebackers in quarterback pressures (18)*

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

— Tied for ninth in the NFL among linebackers in quarterback hurries (12)*

— Tied for third in the NFL among linebackers in batted passes (2)*

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

— Tied for eighth in the NFL among linebackers in forced fumbles created (2)*

— Tied for sixth in the NFL among linebackers in fewest missed tackles against the run (2)*

— Seventh in the NFL among linebackers in PFF run tackling efficiency (30.0)*

— Ninth in the NFL among linebackers in overall PFF tackling efficiency (19.0)*

— Sixth in the NFL among linebackers in lowest quarterback rating when targeted (83.8)*

— Tied for 10th in the NFL among linebackers in quarterback hurries (10)*

— First in the NFL among linebackers in overall PFF pass rush productivity (14.3)*

— Fourth in the NFL among linebackers in PFF pass rush productivity from the left side (16.0)*

— Seventh in the NFL among linebackers in PFF pass rush productivity from the right side (11.5)*

— Third in the NFL in total tackles since 2018 (278)

— Third in the NFL in 10-tackle games since 2018 (14)

Linebacker Anthony Walker

— Tied for seventh in the NFL and among linebackers in PFF tackling stops (48)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among defenders In fewest penalties (0)*

— Tied for eighth in the NFL among linebackers in sacks created (3)*

— Tied for second in the NFL and among linebackers in PFF tackling stops in the passing game (24)*

— Tied for 10th among linebackers in interceptions (1)

Linebacker Bobby Okereke

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

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

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

Cornerback Kenny Moore II

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

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

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

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

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

— Fifth in the NFL among cornerbacks in fewest yards allowed per reception in coverage (8.9)*

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

— Tied for first in the NFL among defenders and cornerbacks in fewest penalties (0)*

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

— Tied for first in the NFL and among cornerbacks in PFF run tackling efficiency (1.000)*

— Tied for first in the NFL and among cornerbacks in fewest missed tackles against the run (0)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among cornerbacks in PFF tackling stops in the run game (17)*

— Tied for seventh in the NFL among cornerbacks in PFF tackling stops in the passing game (14)*

— Tied for third in the NFL among cornerbacks in interceptions when in slot coverage (2)*

— Ninth in the NFL among cornerbacks in lowest passer rating allowed when in slot coverage (71.5)*

— Seventh in the NFL among cornerbacks in quarterback pressures (6)*

— Third in the NFL among cornerbacks in overall PFF pass rush productivity (16.1)*

— Fourth in the NFL among cornerbacks in quarterback pressures from the left side (4)*

— First in the NFL among cornerbacks in PFF pass rush productivity from the left side (23.1)*

— Sixth in the NFL among cornerbacks in PFF pass rush productivity from the right side (10.0)*

— Tied for third in the NFL among cornerbacks in sacks since 2018 (4.0)

Cornerback Rock Ya-SIn

— Tied for seventh in the NFL among rookies in solo tackles (51)

— Tied for eighth in the NFL among rookies in interceptions (1)

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

— Eighth in the NFL among cornerbacks in PFF tackling grade (81.5)*

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

— Tied for eighth in the NFL among cornerbacks in PFF tackling stops (21)*

— Tied for 10th in the NFL among cornerbacks in PFF run stop percentage (3.0)*

— Tied for ninth in the NFL among cornerbacks in fewest missed tackles in the passing game (2)*

— 10th in the NFL among cornerbacks in PFF pass tackling efficiency (23.5)*

— Sixth in the NFL among cornerbacks in overall PFF tackling efficiency (20.7)*

Cornerback Marvell Tell III

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

Safety Malik Hooker

— Tied for ninth in the NFL among safeties in fewest targets in coverage (16)*

— Tied for first in the NFL among defenders and safeties In fewest penalties (0)*

Safety Khari Willis

— Sixth in the NFL among rookies in solo tackles (53)

— Tied for seventh in the NFL among rookies in total tackles (71)

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

— Second in the NFL among safeties in fewest yards per reception allowed in coverage (6.7)*

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

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Colts Special Teams

— First in the NFL in punt return average (18.1)

— Seventh in the NFL in punt return average allowed (6.0)

Punter Rigoberto Sanchez

— Seventh in the NFL and second in the AFC in touchbacks on kickoffs (58)

— Third in the NFL in touchback percentage on kickoffs (78.4)

— Seventh in the AFC in net average punting (41.2)

— Sixth in the NFL in PFF kickoff grade (80.4)

— 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)

Running back Nyheim Hines

— First in the NFL in punt return touchdowns (2)

— Fourth in the NFL in punt return yards (261)

— Fourth in the NFL in overall PFF returning grade (77.5)

— First in the NFL among all players in PFF punt return grade (93.5)*

— Most punt return yards in a game in the NFL this season (195, Week 16 vs. Carolina)

Wide receiver Zach Pascal

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

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