Indianapolis Colts Report Card

The Indianapolis Colts lost in the final moments Sunday at Jacksonville on a 59-yard field goal. The final score is the most important grade, but the SportsXChange has broken down each phase of the game for Indianapolis. See how they graded out here!


QB Peyton Manning completed 33 of 46 passes for 352 yards and two touchdowns. He also suffered his first interception of the season on a play where rookie TE Brody Eldridge couldn't hang onto a pass near the Jacksonville goal line and it was caught by a Jaguars defender. Manning also had a near interception dropped in the fourth quarter. WR Reggie Wayne had a career day with 15 catches for 196 yards, but he also fumbled while trying to stretch for a first down in the fourth quarter. TE Dallas Clark added seven catches for 68 yards and a touchdown. WR Austin Collie hauled in his fifth TD catch of the season. Manning was sacked once, the fourth time that he's been sacked this season.


RB Joseph Addai, who has been nursing a sore knee, was basically a one-man show against the Jaguars. With RB Donald Brown sidelined with a hamstring injury, Addai had 16 carries for 63 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns. RB Mike Hart had two rushes for a negative four yards.


The Colts did not record a sack and have only registered one sack over the past two games. Indianapolis allowed a struggling David Garrard to complete 17-of-22 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns. CB Kelvin Hayden dropped a sure interception late in the game that would have given the Colts potential game-winning field position. And Indianapolis allowed the Jaguars to get in field position for the game-ending field goal by allowing a late pass completion.


When is Maurice Jones-Drew going to retire? That's what the Indianapolis defense has to be wondering. While Jones-Drew "only" rushed for 105 yards in 26 carries and had one rushing touchdown, his ability to keep the chains moving allowed Jacksonville to stay away from long yardage situations and kept the Colts defensive unit guessing for most of the afternoon. How frustrating was it? QB David Garrard ran a college option play for a 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter.


The shoulder injury to RB/KR Devin Moore sidelined him for most of the game. CB Justin Tryon had his first three kickoff returns of the season and averaged 25.3 yards per return. CB Jerraud Powers averaged seven yards on two punt returns. P Pat McAfee punted twice for a 55-yard average, net average of 45. The kickoff coverage unit was inconsistent, allowing 127 yards on five returns.


The time out. Coach Jim Caldwell has been taken to task for calling a time out on Jacksonville's final game-winning scoring drive. The extra time allowed the Jaguars, who appeared to be playing for overtime, the opportunity to go for the win. Caldwell says that he'd do it again if the same situation arose. Indianapolis' seeming inability to adjust on the run to what the Jaguars were doing offensively proved to be costly in the long run.

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