On Sunday the Colts completely dominated the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium, shutting them down en route to a 27-0 victory. It was the first shutout by the Colts since week seventeen of 2008, and it most certainly was a great team effort from the offense, defense, and special teams. Let's take a look at the snap counts from the game:
For the first time this season, Donte Moncrief saw more snaps than Hakeem Nicks. Certainly some of this was likely due to the large margin of victory, but I also do think it could be a trend that we will begin to see more this season, too.
Despite his injury scare, Reggie Wayne still played 77% of the offensive snaps.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||41||73%|
Jonathan Newsome saw the most playing time of any game of his short career against the Bengals, as Erik Walden was ejected near the end of the first half.
Cory Redding and Ricky Jean Francois both played a high percentage of the snaps for defensive linemen. Zach Kerr, the undrafted rookie, saw the third most snaps of any Colts defensive lineman. Josh Chapman continues to see his playing time decrease, only playing nine snaps.
Andy Studebaker is the first Colt this year to play 100% of the special teams snaps. He's always near the top, but on Sunday he played on every single one.
Sergio Brown didn't see a single snap on special teams. He's starting at safety now so it makes sense, but he was one of their best players on special teams. Seeing the success they're having despite the fact that he's not out there highlights once again just how impressive the unit has been.