The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Houston Texans last night on Thursday Night Football, 33-28. There were several great performances from Colts - most notably from Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton - but a lot of players contributed to the win.
The only player who was active for the Colts not to play was backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Here's a look at the snap counts for the Colts from last night's win:
While this was the fourth different starting offensive line combination for the Colts so far this year, this was only the second game this year that the unit that started the game didn't play every single snap. Jonotthan Harrison missed just one snap, however, so it was pretty close.
T.Y. Hilton did all of that while only playing 68% of the team's snaps? Dang. That's impressive.
Ahmad Bradshaw slightly saw more snaps than Trent Richardson (one more), making it now four games for Bradshaw with more snaps and two games for Richardson with more snaps.
The more I watch Hakeem Nicks, the more I get on the #FeedMoncrief bandwagon.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||43||80%|
Jerrell Freeman, who was questionable with a hamstring injury coming into the game, played every defensive snap.
Seeing how much Josh Gordy played helps you see once again how much the Colts missed Darius Butler.
Zach Kerr saw more snaps than Josh Chapman and Montori Hughes combined. I don't think Kerr played particularly well last night, but I think it's clear that the coaches like him and are beginning to get him more involved than some of the other guys. We'll see if this is a trend that continues.
Josh McNary didn't see a single defensive snap. I don't think that shows that the Colts are done with him or anything, but he didn't look good at all when given the opportunity this season. As a result, his playing time has drastically decreased with Freeman back. There's no surprise there.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||5||16%|
Dewey McDonald has yet to play a snap with the Colts defense in his two games active, but he's seen a lot of work on special teams in those games.