Indianapolis Colts: T.Y. Hilton Became Andrew Luck's Favorite Target in Week 5

By Eric Smith
Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis, IN- What an exciting comeback victory for the Indianapolis Colts today against the Seattle Seahawks. Indianapolis handed Seattle their first loss of the season as both teams are now 4-1 heading into Week 6.

After the Colts offense couldn’t get anything going for most of the first quarter, they made an adjustment and Andrew Luck quickly found T.Y. Hilton who became his favorite target the rest of the day.

Entering today’s game, Hilton had yet to reach the end zone. Most thought he would be a Fantasy sleeper this  year, but he struggled just a bit with a run first offense and with how much attention he was getting in his second year after a breakout rookie season.

Today was his breakout performance of the year, and he will be a huge threat the rest of the year.

Luck hit Hilton on a great 73-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter and hit him for another score on a 29-yard pass late in the third quarter again. These were his first two touchdowns of the year as he scorched the Seahawks’ defense.

Seattle has a very good pass defense so that was a rare occurrence, but the youngster tore them up. Hilton finished with 140 yards on five receptions today. The yardage was a career high as he also averaged 28 yards per catch.

Now he will certainly be leaned on a little more as the weeks go on. His confidence is back up after faltering the last few games. Look for this just to be the first of many big games to come for him.

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