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 just one catch for 11 yards on the afternoon. However, the timeliness of Allen’s one grab was significant. With the Colts facing a second-and-10 with 2:25 remaining, Allen hauled in an 11-yard catch, allowing the Colts to take three kneels to complete the win.
Vick Ballard, RB: Ballard had 19 carries for a season-high 94 yards on Sunday but the numbers don’t do him justice for his durability shown in the second-half. Ballard was the Colts lone running back for the entire fourth quarter and fought through a stinger to finish off the 27-23 victory.
LaVon Brazill, RB: Brazill had just one catch for eight yards against the Titans but it came in the fourth quarter and helped set up Adam Vinatieri’s 53-yard field goal with 6:23 remaining.
Coby Fleener, TE: Fleener had one catch for nine yards on Sunday and was apart of a three-tight end set that helped the Colts cap off the victory.
T.Y. Hilton, WR: Hilton had two catches for 50 yards on Sunday including a 36-yarder that showed off his top-end speed after the catch and set up the Colts first touchdown. Hilton now has 41 catches for 638 yards on the season.
Delano Howell, S: Howell played his second game with the Colts, seeing action on special teams against the Titans.
Andrew Luck, QB: Luck was 16-of-34 for 196 yards for one touchdown and two interceptions on Sunday afternoon. Luck engineered his sixth fourth quarter/overtime comeback for the Colts, which ties an NFL record for rookie quarterbacks. He also passed Peyton Manning for the second most passing yards (3,792) for a rookie quarterback in NFL history.
Rookie wide receiver Nate Palmer and offensive tackle Bradley Sowell were inactive against the Lions.
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