Power Player of the Week

We've tallied up the results for last weekend's game against the Jaguars, and safety Mike Doss edged out Antoine Bethea for Power Player of the Week honors for Week Three. Who will win it in Week Four against the Jets? We'll know soon enough...

ColtPower's Power Player of the Week for last weekend's game is safety Mike Doss. Fellow safety Antoine Bethea had a slim lead in points until Doss sealed the Colts' win with a late interception of a Byron Leftwich pass with the Colts leading by just seven points. 

In his first start of the season, Doss finished the day with 7 tackles, 2 assists, 2 passes defensed an interception, and a drive stopping tackle that forced the Jaguars to punt in the third quarter.

Rookie Antoine Bethea made his debut at free safety for the injured Bob Sanders and had a whale of a game. He had 8 tackles and 4 assists to lead the team in tackles against Jacksonville. He was also credited with one pass defensed.

Below the leaderboard for the week, you'll find the year-to-date top five 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 three weeks of play!

Power Player of the Week Top Five

Mike Doss (16 points):
7 tackles, 2 assists, 2 passes defensed, 1 interception, and 1 drive-stopping tackle that forced a punt. 
Antoine Bethea (11 points):
8 tackles, 4 assists, 1 pass defensed. 
Jason David (9 points):
1 tackles, 2 assists, 1 interception and 1 pass defensed. 
Gary Brackett (8.5 points):  7 tackles, 3 assists.
Cato June (8.5 points):  7 tackles, 3 assists.

Also earning points:  Marlin Jackson (8), Montae Reagor (8), Gilbert Gardner (5.5), Raheem Brock (4), Nick Harper (2.5), Dwight Freeney (2), Darrell Reid (2), Bo Schobel (1.5), Ryan LaCasse (1). 

Power Player of the Year Top Five Leaderboard

Gary Brackett (26 points):
Brackett continues to be the most consistent performer to date. He's finished in the top four all three weeks and holds a slim lead based on making 21 tackles, 6 assists, stopping one possessions with a tackle, and assisting in another tackle that ended a possession.
Robert Mathis (24 points):
Mathis continues to hold down second place for another week. Although he has just half the tackles and assists that Brackett has posted, he's got 2 sacks, 2 quarterback hits, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and 2.5 drive stops to his credit.
Cato June (22.5 points):
June bumped Raheem Brock out of the top three year to date. He's registered 17 tackles, 5 assists, 1 pass defensed, and a drive stop.
Raheem Brock (20 points): 5 tackles, 3 assists, 2 sacks, 3 quarterback hits, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. 
(Tie)  Marlin Jackson (19.5 points): 17 tackles, 2 assists, 1.5 drive stops
(Tie)   Montae Reagor (19.5 points): 5 tackles, 3 assists, 0.5 sacks, 1 quarterback hit, 1 pass defensed, 2.5 drive stops, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery.

The rest of the top ten:  Mike Doss (19), Antoine Bethea (17.5), Nick Harper (16.5), Jason David (15) 

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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