Colts vs. Giants: Offensive post-game grades

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 23: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass down field in the game against the New York Giants in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 23: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass down field in the game against the New York Giants in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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The Colts were able to pull out a closer than expected victory over the Giants 28-27. A lot of that was because of the success of the offense.

The Colts were fighting for their season in Lucas Oil Stadium today. They had to battle a pesky New York Giants team, and were able to come out on top by a single point. The offense played well in this one. This is how each offensive unit played today.

B+. . QB. Indianapolis Colts. ANDREW LUCK

He was the reason the Colts won their game. Luck was able to lead the Colts on a game winning drive and threw the game winning touchdown pass with 55 seconds left. The reason this grade isn’t an A is because of the horrible interception he threw in the first half. But he overcame it and played well when it mattered.

. RB. Indianapolis Colts. RUNNING BACKS. B

The Colts actually didn’t run the ball very well today. They only had 49 yards on 16 total carries, with 13 of those yards coming from Andrew Luck. Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines did both have short touchdown runs. But Hines contributed a little bit in the passing game, catching 4 passes.

OL. . OFFENSIVE LINE. B+.

Luck hasn’t been sacked very much this season. He did get taken down once today. But other than that, the pass blocking was pretty good. The run blocking wasn’t great, but they had to make due after Ryan Kelly went out with an injury. Not a bad day for these guys.

TIGHT ENDS. B-. . TE. Indianapolis Colts

There wasn’t a lot of production in the passing game from this unit, especially after Eric Ebron left with a concussion. He did have 3 catches for 28 yards before that though. But this unit did a decent job blocking in goal line situations.

WIDE RECEIVERS. A. . WR. Indianapolis Colts

This was the best group on the field for the Colts. T.Y. Hilton was spectacular again, having 7 catches for 138 yards. Chester Rogers also had 7 catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. There were only a couple of drops today as well. Great day for this entire unit.

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This was an absolute must win for the Colts, and they got the job done. Because of that, they still have a chance to make the playoffs.