Indianapolis Colts Report Card


Posted Oct 20, 2010


The Colts head into their bye week with a winning record, but how did the report card stack up in their "Sunday Night Football" win over Washington. The Sports XChange breaks it down, position-by-position.

PASSING OFFENSE: B-minus

QB Peyton Manning completed 25-of-38 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns. He was sacked once and was hurried once. Manning, who had a 108.1 passer rating in the game, didn't suffer any interceptions, but he was fortunate in that the Redskins dropped two of his throws that could have been picked off. Inopportune drops continue to hurt the Colts in key situations.

RUSHING OFFENSE: B-plus

RB Joseph Addai ran for a season-high 128 yards in 17 carries and had one rushing touchdown before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury. Addai also had the longest run from scrimmage in the NFL career (46 yards). Backup RB Mike Hart had another good role-playing performance with 43 yards in 11 carries. The Colts had 170 total rushing yards in the game. The grade might have been higher if not for the failure to come up with a couple of potential big first downs in short yardage situations.

PASS DEFENSE: B

Indianapolis "contained" Redskins QB Donovan McNabb as best it could, limiting him to 29-of-45 passing for 246 yards, one touchdown and registering two interceptions. McNabb was also sacked three times and was hurried seven times. CB Jerraud Powers was all over the field and recorded an interception.

RUSH DEFENSE: C

Poor tackling at the point of attack. Can't say it any more plainly than that. The Colts allowed RB Ryan Torain 100 yards rushing in 20 carries and two rushing touchdowns. Most of Torain's damage (68 yards) came in the first half. Washington ended the night with 113 yards as a team in 24 total rushing attempts.

SPECIAL TEAMS: C

Two missed field goals, one of which was partially blocked and two fumbles on kick returns, losing one. WR Kenneth Moore averaged 20.3 yards on three kickoff returns and 10.7 yards in three punt returns. He also had trouble hanging onto the football. CB Justin Tryon had two kickoff returns for an 18.5 yard average. PK Adam Vinatieri hit from 43 and 33 yards out while missing from 38 and 48 (partially blocked). P Pat McAfee averaged 33.5 yards (net) and 46.8 yards (overall) on four punts with one kick downed inside the Redskins' 20-yard line. The Colts allowed 26.3 yards on six kickoff returns and 16.5 yards on two punt returns.

COACHING: B

The Colts won on the road for the second time this season and are 2-2 overall away from Lucas Oil Stadium (both losses coming against AFC South teams). Indianapolis' win over the Redskins was crucial. Heading into the bye week, the Colts are now 4-2 and will have a week off to prepare for a big Nov. 1 home game with the Houston Texans.


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