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Colts TE Mo Alie-Cox, CB Xavier Rhodes Named to PFF’s Week 3: Team of the Week

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According to Pro Football Focus, two Indianapolis Colts, tight end Mo Alie-Cox and cornerback Xavier Rhodes, made their Week 3: ‘Team of the Week’ following a blowout win against the New York Jets:



QB: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

RB: James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars

WR: Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings

WR: DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals

TE: Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts

FLEX: Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals

LT: Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs

LG: Michael Onwenu, New England Patriots

C: Erik McCoy, New Orleans Saints

RG: Wyatt Teller, Cleveland Browns

RT: Daryl Williams, Buffalo Bills


DI: Jeffery Simmons, Tennessee Titans

DI: Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs

EDGE: Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears

EDGE: Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns

LB: Jamie Collins Sr., Detroit Lions

LB: Myles Jack, Jacksonville Jaguars

CB: Xavier Rhodes, Indianapolis Colts

CB: Levi Wallace, Buffalo Bills

S: Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings

S: Mike Edwards, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

FLEX: Trayvon Mullen, Las Vegas Raiders

Alie-Cox had 3 receptions for 50 receiving yards and a touchdown reception on 3 targets this past Sunday—including a long catch-and-run of 45 receiving yards.

Currently, the 6’5”, 267 pound big bodied, former basketball standout is PFF’s #1 graded tight end with a +93.3 grade overall—highlighted by a +91.6 receiving grade:

With injuries to Jack Doyle and Trey Burton, Alie-Cox has been featured as the Colts primary tight end to start the season and has had great results with an expanded role in the offense—showing tremendous receiving development and promise.

His veteran quarterback, Philip Rivers, knows a thing or two about throwing to converted hoopster tight ends over the middle of the field too (see: future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates).

Meanwhile, Alie-Cox’s teammate on this week’s PFF standout team, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, is currently PFF’s #1 graded cornerback with a +89.0 grade overall—including a +89.7 coverage grade:

Per PFF, over the past two weeks, the former All-Pro veteran cornerback has allowed just one of six targets to be caught for 11 receiving yards while recording a pass breakup and two interceptions (one of which he returned to the house for a touchdown on Sunday).

The pair has really stood out to start the season for the Colts and continues to shine with their stellar play on the field respectively.