Colts vs. Titans: Defensive post-game grades
The Colts won a great game today, beating the Titans 38-10. In that win, the defense played spectacularly. Here is how each unit graded out.
The Colts looked like a dangerous team today. They destroyed the Titans 38-10, and never looked threatened. The defense was suffocating and looked like a top-tier defense. Here is how each individual unit played today.
In the last couple of games, the defensive line has had issues getting to the quarterback. That was not the case today. The unit had 3.5 sacks, with Jabaal Sheard getting 1.5 of them. The line never made the quarterback comfortable. They also did a good job plugging up running holes. Great bounce-back game for this unit.
Darius Leonard is the best player on this defense, and he showed everyone why today. He had 7 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, and an interception. Anthony Walker added a tackle for loss as well. This unit played well yet again, doing well to stop the run from getting into the second level.
Tennessee only managed 176 yards passing and 1 touchdown, and that touchdown was late when the game was well in hand. This is the best the unit has played all season long. They were able to cover well, and even got themselves an interception.
The defense has been the question mark on this team in the last few weeks. But if they play like this, they are extremely hard to beat. The offense has been hitting its stride in the last few weeks, so having a defense like this is scary for the rest of the league.
All in all, this is the best the Colts have played in any game this season. They look like a terrific team and look like a threat.