Top 5 Graded Colts From Week 10 Win Over Patriots

Top 5 Graded Colts From Week 10 Win Over Patriots Pro Football Focus had a surprising name at the top of the list for the highest-graded Indianapolis Colts against the New England Patriots.
ANDREW MOORE The Indianapolis Colts (5-5) took care of business against the New England Patriots (2-8) as they beat the rival Pats 10-6 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The game turned into a defensive struggle as both offenses failed to pull away.
The Colts used a vicious pass rush combined with making opportune plays on the defensive of the ball to secure the win and get back to .
500 as they head into their bye.
According to the grades from Pro Football Focus, numerous players performed at a high level in the Colts’ win.
However, the highest rated player may surprise.
Let’s dissect the Colts’ top five scorers on Sunday and analyze their performances.
Note: Players must play at least 25% of the shots to qualify.
1.
) QB Gardner Minshew – 83.
9 Overall Rating Gardner Minshew had trouble moving the ball against the Patriots’ defense on Sunday.
The Colts quarterback finished 18-of-28 (64.
2%) for 194 yards and an interception as he appeared to feel the pressure early and couldn’t connect on throws.
But the graders at PFF saw things a bit differently.
Minshew received the highest overall grade of any player on the Colts for Sunday’s performance at 83.
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His passing grade of 83.
6 was the best mark Minshew has had all season.
Minshew also accounted for zero turnover-worthy plays despite the interception as the ball was tipped.
The film shows the grade does not match the performance by Minshew.
The Colts were able to get the victory, and the graders seemed pleased, but Minshew will need to play with better poise and precision after the bye if the Colts want to make a run at a playoff berth.
2.
) S Julian Blackmon – 82.
5 Overall Rating © Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Although the play devolved into a defensive brawl, only one defender was among the The Colts’ top five players.
That would be Julian Blackmon, a safety who continues to have a career season.
Blackmon had four tackles, two pass deflections and one interception in the win.
Blackmon is the second highest rated Colt, with an overall score of 82.
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The safety had a coverage rating of 82.
3, third best on the team, as he allowed just one reception on four targets and a passer rating of 0.
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Blackmon also had the Colts’ best tackle grade at 81.
6, with three of his four tackles listed as defensive stops.
The robust safety free position switch revived Blackmon.
The 2020 third-round pick is currently the No.
8 ranked safety in the NFL, continuing to play every week.
Blackmon will likely receive a hefty salary this spring.
3.
) WR Josh Downs – 82.
3 Overall Rating © Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Before the game against the Patriots, Josh Downs suffered a knee injury that kept him out of practice all week .
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Downs was limited in his snaps on Sunday, but still managed to make big plays around the rim.
The rookie receiver had two catches for 40 yards on just 25% of the Colts’ offensive snaps.
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Downs’ impact on the game was huge and clear as he finished with an overall score of 82.
3.
His 79.
1 receiving grade was the best of any Colts player, catching two of his three targets for an average depth of 19 yards.
Downs also produced a 109.
7 QB rating when targeted, second highest on the team.
Downs continues to impress as a rookie, creating important goals in important moments.
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