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NFL Preseason Week 3 Game Recap: Indianapolis Colts 27, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10

The Indianapolis Colts emerged victorious for the first time this preseason with a 27-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lucas Oil Stadium.


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Offensive spotlight: Among players who played at least 20 snaps, Colts receiver Dezmon Patmon impressed, catching all three of his targets for 50 yards. Two of Patmon's receptions resulted in first downs, and the Washington State product forced a missed tackle as a receiver as well.

Defensive spotlight: Colts linebacker Sterling Weatherford stole the show against the run against the Buccaneers, posting five run stops in just 21 run-defense snaps. Two of Weatherford's stops resulted in a loss or no gain for the Buccaneers offense.

Rookie spotlight: Colts rookie tackle Bernhard Raimann put together a well-rounded performance Saturday evening, finishing with a 70.0-plus grade from 40 total snaps (including penalties). He was particularly lights out in pass protection, allowing zero pressures across 19 pass-blocking snaps for an 85.0-plus pass-blocking grade one first review.

Early offensive line analysis: Collectively, the Buccaneers and Colts offensive lines allowed just six total pressures on first review. Buccaneers center Robert Hainsey might have been the most impressive in pass protection, allowing zero pressures across 13 pass-blocking snaps.


Betting Summary

Betting Odds Closing Result
Spread IND -3.5 IND Covers
O/U 41 Under

Box Score

Passing
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Kyle Trask 3.76  7 / 10 94 9.4 0 0
Blaine Gabbert 1.84 5 / 7 46 6.6 0 0
Tom Brady 1.76 6 / 8 44 5.5 0 0
Indianapolis Colts
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Sam Ehlinger 13.1 5 / 7 65 9.3 0 0
Matt Ryan 3.46 5 / 7 59 8.4 0 0
Nick Foles 1.46 3 / 5 24 4.8 0 0
Jack Coan 0.32 2 / 3 8 2.7 0 0
Rushing
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Ke'Shawn Vaughn 9.6 9 36 4 1 14
Patrick Laird 8.4 12 35 2.9 0 8
Leonard Fournette 2.5 2 13 6.5 0 13
Rachaad White 2.2 6 9 1.5 0 9
Indianapolis Colts
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Sam Ehlinger 13.1 1 45 45 1 45
Deon Jackson 12.7 4 3 0.8 1 2
Phillip Lindsay 8.3 7 23 3.3 1 7
Matt Ryan 3.46 1 11 11 0 11
D'Vonte Price 2.3 4 17 4.2 0 8
Ty'Son Williams 1.6 5 16 3.2 0 9
Nick Foles 1.46 2 5 2.5 0 6
Jack Coan 0.32 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Ke'Shawn Vaughn 9.6 1 0 0 0 0
Patrick Laird 8.4 3 3 19 6.3 0
Tyler Johnson 6.6 4 3 36 9 0
Cade Otton 5.7 3 2 37 12.3 0
JJ Howland 5.6 1 1 46 46 0
Julio Jones 3 1 1 20 20 0
Cameron Brate 3 2 2 10 5 0
Jaelon Darden 2.9 2 2 9 4.5 0
Leonard Fournette 2.5 1 1 2 2 0
Rachaad White 2.2 1 1 3 3 0
Deven Thompkins 1.3 2 1 3 1.5 0
Scotty Miller 0.9 2 1 -1 -0.5 0
Mike Evans 0 1 0 0 0 0
Breshad Perriman 0 1 0 0 0 0
Indianapolis Colts
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Deon Jackson 12.7 4 3 34 8.5 0
Phillip Lindsay 8.3 1 0 0 0 0
Dezmon Patmon 8 3 3 50 16.7 0
Michael Pittman Jr. 5.9 3 3 29 9.7 0
D'Vonte Price 2.3 1 1 -4 -4 0
DeMichael Harris 2.2 1 1 12 12 0
Jelani Woods 2.2 1 1 12 12 0
Mike Strachan 2.1 1 1 11 11 0
Ashton Dulin 1.6 1 1 6 6 0
Kylen Granson 1.6 2 1 6 3 0
Mo Alie-Cox 0 1 0 0 0 0
Michael Jacobson 0 1 0 0 0 0
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