T.Y. Hilton leads NFL in dropped passes in the playoffs over the past three years

INDIANAPOLIS -- There's no question T.Y. Hilton of the Colts has emerged into one of the best young receivers in the NFL. He's quarterback Andrew Luck's big-play target, he was sixth in the league in receiving yards and he was selected for the first of what will likely be numerous Pro Bowl appearances this season.

And when it comes to the playoffs, Hilton has been targeted the third most times in the past three years. He's been targeted 53 times, which is only behind San Francisco's duo of Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree, who have been targeted 62 and 56 times, respectively.

But it hasn't been all good for Hilton during the playoffs. His six drops over the last three years in the playoffs lead the NFL. Hilton dropped three passes alone in the Colts' wild-card victory over Cincinnati last weekend. Hilton, however, did still manage to catch six passes for 103 yards.

"It was just the little things, not looking the ball in after the catch," Hilton said. "Basically, I was just trying to make plays and it kind of hurt me."

The dropped passes didn't go unnoticed by owner Jim Irsay.

"In this Cincinnati game we left some on the field with the turnover, with dropped balls, with penalties," he said. "We have to clean that up because the level of play we're going up against and what you have to do to get there is tough."