With his wife giving birth to a daughter Sunday morning,
It was Hilton's fifth 100-yard game, and he's up to four touchdowns this season. Hilton showed his blazing speed in the third quarter when he blew by the Jags' secondary for a 73-yard touchdown. He celebrated by cradling the ball like a baby.
Hilton, who added a 15-yard run, plays the Redskins in Week 13.
Tight end Coby Fleener led the passing attack with 144 yards Sunday but Wayne was the clear second option, with the rest of the Colts offensive players combining for just 68 yards. Wayne racked up his most yards since delivering a 119-yard performance in Week 4. However, the two touchdowns thrown by Andrew Luck went to offensive tackle Anthony Costanzo and wide receiver
The Colts have lost two of their last three games heading into a Week 12 matchup with the Jaguars.
Andrew Luck's third-quarter pass to
Officials correctly ruled it a 31-yard touchdown, Hilton's third score in the past four games. The
Hilton is on a bye Week 10.
After catching six passes for 155 yards and a touchdown Week 8 at Pittsburgh,
Now, you could credit Reggie Wayne's absence for Hilton's performance in Week 8. The 35-year-old missed the game with an elbow injury. But more likely, rookie Donte Moncrief was the one to pick up his slack, catching seven passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.
Besides, it's not like Hilton wasn't producing prior to Week 8. He has become the go-to guy in what's suddenly the game's most prolific passing attack with quarterback Andrew Luck taking another step forward. All of those yards have to go somewhere, right?
In fact, Luck probably has fewer options than other prolific passers like Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, making Hilton a pretty safe bet to maintain this level of production. Because he doesn't get as many red-zone looks as some of the taller and stronger wide receivers in the game, he's hardly a lock for the top-five, but I'll bet he finishes in the top 10.
The consistent brilliance of
Hilton caught six passes for 155 yards and a 28-yard touchdown late in the second quarter that kept his team in the game. His 45-yard reception on the team's first possession marked the fourth time in the last five games he snagged at least one of 35 yards or longer. He has 760 yards receiving over the last six games combined and 866 on the year.
The prolific wideout will now prepare for the visiting Giants next Monday night.
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