The Colts offensive line has been improved over the last few seasons and that improvement has paid off as Anthony Castonzo has been named to the first quarter all-pro team by Pro Football Focus.
In 2018 the Colts allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL and played some of the best football of their lives. Ryan Kelly and Quenton Nelson have improved this team and helped the team reach 2-2 on the season after Andrew Luck’s retirement.
Not only have the Colts allowed the fewest sacks on the season so far, they’re also helping the running game get 132 yards per game, which is 7th in the NFL currently. Castonzo has a not allowed a sack on the season while playing 277 snaps with 165 pass-blocking snaps and only allowing 7 quarterback hurries.
"Anthony Castonzo is currently one of the NFL’s best pass-blocking offensive tackles, and he currently ranks ninth at his position in run-blocking grade (73.0)."
The Colts Quenton Nelson was also an honorable mention at his left guard position in his second year. His talent led to a first-team all-pro in his rookie season. He’s currently ranked 80.4 and only has one penalty on him with 277 snaps and no sacks allowed either with only one quarterback hit.
The Colts offensive line has been a weakness for them in years past, but the 5 starters from last year joined the team again and the cast includes Castonzo at left tackle, Nelson at left guard, Ryan Kelly at center, Mike Glowinski at right guard, and Braden Smith at right tackle. This team, combined with Jack Doyle’s run blocking ability, has helped boost this team in the AFC South and put them on a run to win the division.
The Colts are preparing for the Sunday Night Football matchup against the Kansas CIty Chiefs in a rematch of the 2018 Divisional round playoff matchup.