Dwayne Allen caught 4-of-4 targets for 72 yards and three touchdowns in the Colts' Week 13 win over the Jets on Monday night.
Talk about efficiency. Allen entered Monday night with two touchdowns through 12 weeks. He and Dennis Pitta were the kings of tight ends in Week 13, combining for five touchdowns after they'd mustered two combined on the year. Allen's first two touchdowns against the Jets were both wide-open, walk-in scores, the first coming from seven yards out and the second from 21 yards away. His third score was a 23-yarder with the defender draped all over Allen in the end zone. He'll be tough to trust as more than a TE2 next week against the Colts, but tight end is wholly unpredictable.
T.Y. Hilton caught 9-of-10 targets for 146 yards in the Colts' Week 13 win over the Jets.
After suffering a back injury in the Thanksgiving game against the Steelers, Hilton seemed back to normal in this one. He simply did whatever he wanted with the Jets' defensive backs giving him big cushions at the line of scrimmage, probably as a way not to get beat deep. Hilton didn't do much damage on deep balls, but he turned short-to-medium catches into chink yards with his after-catch ability. The only target he didn't catch was a bad drop. Hilton and the Colts head back to their home dome next week against the Texans where Hilton will be a locked-in WR1.
Andrew Luck completed 22-of-28 passes for 278 yards and four touchdowns in the Colts' Week 13 win over the Jets on Monday night.
With the Colts stomping the Jets 41-10 with about 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter, coach Chuck Pagano called off the dogs and replaced Luck with Scott Tolzien. It was quite the return from a Week 11 concussion for Luck after he missed the Thanksgiving night game. Luck found Dwayne Allen for wide-open seven- and 21-yard touchdown passes on the Colts' first two possessions. The two later hooked up for a third score from 23 yards out before halftime. That time, the Jets actually covered Allen, but he made a great catch. Luck's fourth score was a three-yarder to Donte Moncrief to make it 30-3. His favorite receiver on the night, T.Y. Hilton, racked nine catches and 146 yards on 10 targets, doing whatever he wanted against soft coverage. The Colts will host the Texans in Week 14 where Luck will be an elite QB1 play.
Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched after completing 5-of-12 passes for 81 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the first half Week 13 against the Colts.
Dreadful. The Jets were getting blasted 24-3 at halftime, and the Colts scored another touchdown on the first possession of the third quarter to make it 31-3 before Bryce Petty came into the game to a round of applause. The Jets went three-and-out on their first two possessions of the game, and Fitzpatrick threw a terrible pick into double-coverage just before halftime. Well on their way to 3-9, the Jets may as well give Petty the reins the remainder of the year.
Appearing on ESPN's Monday Night Football halftime show, Adam Schefter reported Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (broken leg, injured reserve) is "still considering retirement."
Not many people took Thomas' Sunday night halftime tweet seriously, but it apparently wasn't a complete lark. However, per Schefter, the Seahawks don't believe he's truly considering the possibility, and that it's just an "emotional" response. Still only 27, Thomas is signed through 2018. He remains one of the best defensive backs in the league. We should see Thomas on the field in 2017. His broken leg does not require surgery.
Jeremy Maclin (groin) got in a limited practice Monday.
Indications earlier Monday suggested Maclin will return to the lineup Thursday night against the Raiders. While he's nothing more than a WR4, Maclin also figures to affect the production of Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill.
Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) is active for Week 13 against the Colts.
He suffered a setback in Saturday's practice, but apparently it wasn't enough to keep him out. Inactive for the Jets are QB Christian Hackenberg, WR Devin Smith, S Calvin Pryor, OLB Lorenzo Mauldin, OL Dakota Dozier, WR Jalin Marshall, and NT Steve McLendon. Rontez Miles will start for Pryor.
T.Y. Hilton (back) is active for Week 13 against the Jets.
As expected. Hilton will be a rock-solid WR1 against a burnt-to-crisp Jets pass defense. Inactive for the Colts are OLB Robert Mathis, CB Patrick Robinson, SS Clayton Geathers, ILB Deon King, OT Le'Raven Clark, OG Austin Blythe, DE Lavar Edwards.