Power Player of the Week

ColtPower's Power Player of the Week against the Houston Texans was DT Raheem Brock. He nudged out DE Robert Mathis' stellar peformance by just half of a point. And Colts MLB Gary Brackett is the current leader for Power Player of the Year honors.

...Brock's recovery of a David Carr fumble at the Houston 16-yard line set up the Colts' first touchdown just three plays later -- and the Colts would not relinquish the lead for the balance of the game en route to their second victory of the season. But as you'll see on our leaderboard below, Brock's contribution to the success of the team extended far beyond that play.

With the kind of game that Mathis had, he normally would have walked away with the weekly honors. He set the tone for the day with an opening play sack of Carr. While still in the first quarter of play, he got his second sack and forced a fumble that the Texans recovered. Mathis also shut down a Texans' possession deep in their own territory at their own 23-yard line with a tackle on a 3rd down play. 

Below the leaderboard for the week, you'll find the year-to-date top ten with their accumulated points for the season. ColtPower congratulates middle linebacker Gary Brackett as the current leader for Power Player of the Year after the first two weeks of play!

Power Player of the Week Top 10 Leaderboard

Raheem Brock (13.5 points):
2 tackles, 1 assists, 1.5 sacks, 1 quarterback hit, 1 forced fumble. Recovered a fumble at the Houston 16 to set up the Colts' first touchdown.
Robert Mathis (13 points):
4 tackles, 2 assists, 2 sacks, 1 quarterback hit, 1 forced fumble. Stopped one possession at the Houston 23-yard line with a 3rd-down tackle..
Gary Brackett (11 points):
8 tackles, 2 assists, stopped one opponent drive with a tackle and assisted in the stop of two others.

4.  Montae Reagor (9 points):  2 tackles, 1 forced fumble. Recovered the fumble he forced at the Indianapolis 19, denying the Texans of a scoring opportunity.

5.  Cato June (8.5 points):
6 tackles, 1 assist, 1 pass defensed. Made a tackle that stopped a Houston possession at their own 25-yard line.

6.  Marlin Jackson (5 points):
4 tackles, 1 assist. Assisted in a tackle that ended a Texans possession.

7.  Gilbert Gardner (4.5 points):
4 tackles, 1 assist.

8.  Bo Schobel (3.5 points): 
1 assist, 0.5 sacks, 2 quarterback hits.

9T.  Rocky Boiman (3 points):  2 tackles, 2 assists.

9T.  Keith O'Neil (3 points):  3 tackles


Power Player of the Year Top 10 Leaderboard

Gary Brackett (17.5 points):
 
Brackett didn't win the weekly honors, but is showing there's something to be said for consistency. He finished in the top three both weeks and holds a slim lead based on making 14 tackles, three assists, stopping two possessions with tackles, and assisting in another tackle that ended a possession.
Robert Mathis (17 points):
Nipping at Brackett's heels is Mathis, the Week Two runner-up. He's made 6 tackles, assisted on 2 more, has 2 sacks, a quarterback hit, 1 forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Raheem Brock (16 points):
He was relatively quite in Week One, but shot up the boards with a spectacular Week Two performance. He now has 4 tackles, 2 assists, 1.5 sacks, 1 quarterback hit, 1 forced fumble and one fumble recovery after two games.

4.  Nick Harper (14 points): 6 tackles, 2 assists, 2 passes defensed, 1 interception, and 1 possession stops.

5.  Cato June (14 points): 10 tackles, 2 assists, 1 pass defensed, 1 possession stop.

6T.  Marlin Jackson (11.5 points): 10 tackles, 2 assists, 0.5 possession stops.

6T.  Montae Reagor (11.5 points): 3 tackles, 1 assist, 1 pass defensed, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery.

8.  Bob Sanders (10 points):
8 tackles, 3 assists, 0.5 possession stops.

9.  Gilbert Gardner (8.5 points): 7 tackles, 3 assists.

10.  Antoine Bethea (6.5 points): 5 tackles, 2 assists, 1 pass defensed.


Note: ColtPower's point system includes points for tackles, assists, sacks, passes defensed, and quarterback hits. Bonus points are awarded for forced fumbles,  fumble recoveries and interceptions. Points for turnovers are influenced by the field position at the end play, with turnovers deep in a team's territory counting for more (as high as 6 points) than those near midfield (as low as 2 points) on a gradually decreasing scale. Bonus points are also awarded for making a play that stops an opponent's drive with a tackle or pass defensed with points awarded based on field position at the time of the stop. Players receive more points for stopping a drive between their own goal line and the 20-yard line because of thwarting a red-zone touchdown opportunity. Likewise, they receive more points for stopping a drive between the opponent's goal line and 20-yard line because of the distinct field position advantage it provides to their offense.


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