|Week 17 (JAC) - Average||2.3||0.9||0.4||0.0||0.1||0.0||0||0.0|
|Week 17 (JAC) - Dave Richard||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 17 (JAC) - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 17 (JAC) - Nathan Zegura||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Average||33.0||10.0||2.0||1.0||1.0||0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||33||10||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||33||10||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||33||10||2||1||1||0||0||0|
Rank Among Leaders
|Colts largely healthy for Saturday's showdown |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(1/4/14) Though the Colts entered the Wild Card game against the Chiefs with an extensive list of injured players on the defensive side of the ball, all but one was able to play Saturday. Among the 10 players listed on the injury report, only defensive lineman Fili Moala (knee) was unable to play.
The list of Colts defenders able to play through injuries reads as follows: defensive backs Sergio Brown (groin), Darius Butler (quadriceps), Vontae Davis (groin) and Greg Toler (groin); linebackers Bjoern Werner (ankle) and Robert Mathis (not injury related); and defensive linemen Cory Redding (shoulder), Ricky Jean Francois (foot) and Aubrayo Franklin (knee).
|Robert Mathis snags Defensive Player of the Month honors |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(1/2/14) Colts linebacker Robert Mathis concluded the regular season in style, earning NFL Defensive Player of the Month honors. Mathis, whose team hosts Kansas City in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday, piled up 17 tackles, five sacks and four forced fumbles in December.
It was his second time he won the award this season, during which he led the league with 19 1/2 sacks and eight forced fumbles.
|NFL reveals defensive selections for Pro Bowl |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(12/27/13) The NFL unveiled the roster for the 2014 Pro Bowl Friday, the first in league history with selections determined with regard to conerence. The defensive Pro Bowl selections, as chosen by fan vote as well as coaches and players, are broken down by position as follows, with the teams to be selected Jan. 22 via televised draft.
Defensive end: Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.
Interior lineman: Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.
Outside linebacker: John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.
Inside/middle linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers.
Cornerback: Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner,Titans.
Free safety: Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.
Strong safety: Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers.
|Robert Mathis did well chasing the quarterback in 2012 as a linebacker, registering eight sacks, adding 33 total tackles and out-producing teammate Dwight Freeney in Fantasy leagues for the third year in a row. But playing as a linebacker has zapped his relevance in Fantasy as linebackers with higher tackle totals outproduced him. Mathis is at best a late-round flier in leagues that reward tackles and a mid- to late-round pick in leagues that do not count tackles. (Updated 4/26/13) |