What to say about this one? The Colts were blown out by the Saints in prime time, as they were mediocre in all 3 aspects of the game. Everything that could go wrong went wrong for Indy, now sitting at 6-8 and out of the play-off race.
MVP of the Game: Denico Autry
To set the record straight, no one on the Colts’ roster deserves an MVP award for yesterday’s game, but Denico Autry was perhaps the Colts’ best player on defense, as he made a couple solid plays against the run and got a couple of pressures on Drew Brees.
Dud of the Game (The Grigsy): Everyone
No points scored until the final drive of the game, just 205 yards of total offense, under 50 yards on the ground. That was just how bad the offense was yesterday. Somehow, the defense was even worse, allowing Brees to complete an astounding 29 of 30 passes (97% completion rate!!!), getting 0 sacks and allowing 34 points in under 3 quarters. There was no need for the Saints to run the ball when Jared Cook and Michael Thomas were wide wide open all day long. Not to be left behind, the special teams unit once again sucked, this time, allowing a blocked punt. Ventrone needs to be gone asap.
Play of the Game: Rock Ya-Sin suplex on Michael Thomas
This was on no way relevant to the outcome of the game, but it was nice to see Ya-Sin putting his wrestling background on display and driving Michael Thomas to the ground. Thomas did have 12 catches for 128 yards and a score, so we can call this matchup a tie.
Worst Play of the Game: Literally every single play
From the beginning of the transmission where we Colts fans got a reminder of Manning’s infamous pick 6 to Tracy Porter, right to the end, this one was painful to watch.
Best Position Group: Yet again, vacant
Common sense, if no player deserved the MVP, no position group deserves to be called “Best” after yesterday’s performance.
Unsung Hero: Grover Stewart
Stewart got a quarterback hit on Drew Brees and was once again solid against the run. He is the only Colts defensive linemen who weighs more than 300 pounds, so he is instrumental in stopping the run. If Stewart continues to develop, he could be the Colts starting 1-tech DT next season.
Rookie of the Week: Khari Willis
Despite Brees picking him apart in pass coverage, as should have been expected, Willis made a couple nice stops in the open field, as he continues to display elite tackling form.