With a plethora of rookie players on the Colts roster, each week Colts.com will take a look at how the first-year players performed.
Dwayne Allen, TE: Allen had one of his finest games of his young career with six catches for 69 yards against the Patriots. On the season, Allen is third on the team with 31 catches and has 349 receiving yards.
Vick Ballard, RB: Ballard continues to find himself in the starting lineup and had 16 carries for 72 yards on Sunday. The 72 yards was the second highest output for Ballard this season.
LaVon Brazill, RB: Brazill filled in for an injured Donnie Avery and had two catches for 46 yards. Brazill’s 25-yard sideline catch in the first half was his season long.
T.Y. Hilton, WR: Hilton continued his productive rookie season with his third 100-yard receiving game on the year. Hilton had touchdown grabs of 43 and 14 yards and became the first Colts player with a multiple touchdown game this season. On the day, Hilton had six catches for 100 yards.
Andrew Luck, QB: Luck was 27-of-50 for 334 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions against the Patriots. Luck became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to record five 300-yard passing games in his first season.
Nate Palmer, WR: Palmer played on special teams on Sunday and also found himself in the receiver rotation when Avery left the game with a concussion.
Rookie tight end Coby Fleener offensive tackle Bradley Sowell were inactive against the Patriots.
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