Saturday, November 11, 2023

Indianapolis Colts Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Indianapolis Colts in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 21

Non-QB MVP: DT DeForest Buckner

You can portray Buckner's impact with numbers -- 5 sacks, 6 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles -- but that doesn't really reflect the true value of his presence. A better representation is the reality that Buckner easily commands more attention from offenses than any player on the Colts' defense. He is among the most frequently double-teamed players in the NFL this season in run and passing situations. And his ability to collapse the quarterback pocket as a pass-rusher has fueled the production of players around him like Kwity Paye and Samson Ebukam. -- Stephen Holder -- Rank: 19

Sunday's win over the Panthers was a big performance for the defense, regardless of the opponent. A week after the Saints -- the Saints! -- shredded the Colts for 511 yards and 38 points, the defense cranked up the pass rush and turned in its first three-pick game of the season. Kenny Moore II's two house calls gave one of the league's more underrated players some shine, and they provided the difference in the victory. I didn't realize how much Indianapolis' offense struggled offensively until I rewatched the game. The line looked shaky, and the Colts finished with four straight punts, not crossing midfield in the second half until the final kneeldowns. Indy has winnable games on the slate, but that kind of offensive execution isn't going to cut it.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 18

The defense came up big in beating the Panthers on the road with two Kenny Moore pick-six touchdowns. Their schedule is favorable in the second half.

USA Today -- Rank: 17

CB Kenny Moore II became the first player in franchise history with two pick-sixes in one game at a most opportune time. No Indianapolis player has multiple TD catches in a game this season.

The Athletic -- Rank: 20

Report card: B

Kenny Moore became the first Colt to return two interceptions for a touchdown in a game Sunday. That helped an offense that gained only 198 yards and helped Indianapolis keep its streak of scoring at least 20 points in every game this season alive. Since returning from his holdout/injury, Jonathan Taylor is 17th in the league with 50.8 yards per game.

FOX -- Rank: 23

Kenny Moore almost outscored the Panthers on his own Sunday, which indicates how easily the Colts dispatched Carolina. Imagine how intriguing the Colts would be if they were watching Anthony Richardson develop as this season went along. It's a bummer.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 19

The Colts' next three games are against the Patriots in Germany, vs. the Buccaneers and at the Titans. The Colts aren't a sure thing to beat anyone, but all three of those games are winnable. If the Colts can get to 7-5, it gives them a chance to dream about a wild-card berth, as unlikely as that seemed before the season started.

PFT -- Rank: 20

They'll relish a chance to stick the fork deeper into the Patriots.

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