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Colts Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly Named to PFF’s Week 5: Team of the Week

NFL: OCT 04 Colts at Bears Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

According to Pro Football Focus, two Indianapolis Colts interior offensive linemen: offensive guard Quenton Nelson and center Ryan Kelly were named to their Week 5: PFF Team of the Week:

LG: Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts

C: Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis Colts

Against the Cleveland Browns, 2x First-Team All-Pro offensive guard Quenton Nelson earned a +80.5 grade overall—highlighted by a +88.9 pass blocking grade:

On the season, Nelson has a +77.4 grade overall (9th best among all offensive guards), as he’s allowed 1 QB pressure but 0 sacks.

Meanwhile, his interior partner-in-crime, reigning Pro Bowl center Ryan Kelly, earned a +91.1 grade overall on a career afternoon—including a +95.2 run blocking grade:

During 2020, Kelly has surrendered 2 QB pressures but also like Nelson, 0 sacks.

He’s currently ranked as PFF’s 5th best center with a +76.6 grade overall.

It goes without saying, but the Colts have one of the best guard to center interior pairings in the entire NFL, as both Nelson and Kelly are among the top players at their respective positions.

In starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo’s absence, the Colts collectively struggled in pass protection—as Browns’ All-Pro pass rusher Myles Garrett proved to be too much of a handful off the edge for replacement left tackle Le’Raven Clark (which was hardly surprising) in Sunday’s loss.

That being said, both Nelson and Kelly quietly had standout games for the Colts individually—and will look to keep that momentum going this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals’ front seven.