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Two Indianapolis Colts interior offensive linemen made Pro Football Focus’ Week 10: Team of the Week—as both starting center Ryan Kelly and offensive guard Quenton Nelson were named to the advanced grading web site’s standout squad following their respective Thursday Night performances against the Tennessee Titans:
PFF TEAM OF THE WEEK
Specifically, on Thursday night, Kelly received a +84.6 grade overall—which was highlighted by a +83.5 run blocking grade.
Meanwhile, his interior partner-in-crime, Nelson, earned a +88.1 grade overall against the Titans, as he was exceptional protecting Philip Rivers with a +88.3 pass blocking grade. The 2x NFL First-Team All-Pro was the Colts’ highest graded offensive player on the evening.
On the season, Kelly has allowed 0 sacks and just 4 total QB pressures—while committing 0 penalties, in 606 total offensive snaps.
In similar stalwart fashion, Nelson has also surrendered 0 sacks and a mere 5 total QB pressures—having committed 4 total penalties during that same amount of snaps.
Before last week, the Colts had the league’s 6th highest team pass blocking win rate at 64%, and the 10th best team run blocking win rate at 71% (which hasn’t been updated yet for Week 10).
While the running game hasn’t been exactly dominant—like many Colts fans expected entering the season, Indianapolis still boasts one of the NFL’s best overall offensive lines.
Both Kelly and Nelson are a big reason why, as the pair was pivotal in the Colts upsetting the Titans on the road in a decisive AFC South divisional win—given their respective strong performances along the interior trenches.
After all, being in November, for ‘Big Q and the boys’, it’s ‘Harvest Season’: