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Last week: 12 (+0)
Net points per drive: -0.34 (23rd)
DVOA: -19.6% (28th)
Weighted DVOA: -19.2% (27th)
ROLB Dwight Freeney: 1 quarterback hit and 5 quarterback hurries on 35 pass block snaps, 1 solo tackle, 1 assist, 1 stop
SS Antoine Bethea: Allowed 3 catches for 50 yards on 5 attempts, 2 pass deflections, 5 solo tackles, 3 stops
FS Joe Lefeged: Was not thrown on, 1 quarterback hurry on 2 blitzes, 4 solo tackles, 1 stop
P Pat McAfee: 5 kickoffs, 3 touchbacks, 73.4 yards per kickoff, 17.8 opponents average starting distance, 8 punts for 400 yards, 1 inside 20, 4 returns for 39 yards, 45.1 net yards per punt
QB Andrew Luck: 24 of 54 for 391 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions, 3 hit as thrown, 1 batted pass, 2 spikes, 3 drops, 61.7 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 23 of 59 drop backs (2 sacks, 8 of 21, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, 3 hit as thrown)
C Samson Satele: Allowed 1 sack, 2 quarterback hits, and 1 quarterback hurry on 61 pass block snaps, run blo...
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