Colts' Andrew Luck did what? And Erik Walden continues to shine on defense

Erik Walden, No. 93, continued his strong preseason with this sack of Nick Foles. AP Photo/L.G. Patterson

Here are some highs and lows in terms of individual performances from the Indianapolis Colts' 24-14 win over the St. Louis Rams:


Erik Walden: He continued his impressive preseason, picking up 1.5 sacks. Walden has been the Colts’ best defensive player of the preseason. And it’s not even close. He continues to find a way to get into the backfield to cause havoc. So much has been talked about with the addition of Trent Cole and the return of Robert Mathis, but Walden is making his presence felt in the pass-rush department.

Duron Carter: Carter finally had a positive impact in a preseason game after being nonexistent in the first two games. He had three catches for 25 yards. He still has some work to do to catch Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett in the race to be the team's No. 3 receiver.

Jalil Brown: Brown was the star of training camp, when he intercepted at least six passes. He got his first one in a preseason game when he intercepted fourth-string quarterback Sean Mannion’s pass in the third quarter. Brown is in line to be the Colts’ fourth cornerback behind Vontae Davis, Greg Toler and Darius Butler this season. Brown could start the season as the third cornerback if Toler’s neck injury continues to keep him out.


Andrew Luck: This will likely be one of the few times that Luck gets a negative mark. After being intercepted by Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins, Luck sacrificed his body and tackled Jenkins. Preseason game. Franchise player. Not a smart move by Luck. It’s not worth the risk, Andrew.

Lance Louis: Louis took some steps back when he whiffed on a block twice on the same series that led to rookie running back Josh Robinson being hit behind the line of scrimmage for a loss on both plays. Louis is the player who replaced Jack Mewhort at guard after Mewhort became the starting right tackle.

Josh Robinson: Speaking of Robinson, his night got worse when he fumbled the handoff from Luck on the first play of the third quarter. The Rams, who got the ball at Indianapolis’ 17-yard line, recovered and scored three plays later on a Trey Watts 3-yard touchdown run.