HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 05: Jabaal Sheard
In simply his greatest recreation since becoming a member of the Colts, Jabaal Sheard got here up big when Indianapolis wanted him probably the most. Sheard is that this week’s Defensive Player of the Game.
Jabaal Sheard came visiting to the Colts as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Sheard signed a Three-year $25.5 million contract with Indianapolis after taking part in his first six seasons with the Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots.
Taking benefit of the Texans’ offensive deal with Chris Clark, who was filling the sneakers of the just lately traded Duane Brown, Sheard was within the Texans’ backfield all afternoon.
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Sheard had 9 complete pressures on Sunday towards Houston, together with four quarterback hits and a couple of sacks.
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With the Colts already main 10-Zero late within the second quarter, Sheard maneuvered his approach into the Texans’ backfield and obtained a strip sack of Houston quarterback Tom Savage. Luckily for Savage, his teammate Julien Davenport recovered the fumble.
And whereas Sheard’s first sack helped cease the Texans and maintain them to a punt, there was no greater defensive play that Sheard’s strip sack of Savage within the recreation’s last moments.
With Indianapolis up 20-14, the Texans acquired the ball at their very own 20 yard line after a Rigoberto Sanchez punt.
With Three:10 left within the recreation, Savage would lead his crew down the sphere to the Indianapolis 7 yard line with 18 seconds left in regulation. The Texans would miss on their first three probabilities to punch it in the long run zone for the game-winning landing, which arrange fourth down and aim from the 7-yard line with Zero:02 left.
Sheard overpowered the Texans’ left deal with and obtained his hand on the ball, swatting it out of Savage’s hand. Several gamers from each groups would chase the ball down, and with no time left on the clock the Colts emerged victorious.
Sheard had been comparatively quiet thus far within the season, solely recording 2.5 sacks earlier than right this moment. The Colts hope this recreation is the beginning of a giant second half of the season for Sheard and the Colts’ protection.