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Week 1 vs. HOU
Receiving: 11 / 80 / 1 on 13 targets
Clark continues to be the centerpiece of the Colts passing game. The wide receivers get more deep looks, but when quarterback Peyton Manning needs a key completion, he is quick to fee the ball to Clark. The Colts second to last touchdown in week 1 came on a quick pass to Clark for 7 yards out. Clark lined up just split off the line on the right side and ran a quick slant, hauling the ball in between three defenders for an easy score. Manning found Clark most often on quick outs and slants as he (Clark) did not garner many downfield opportunities against the Texans. Of note, the Colts quickly abandoned the running game in the second half of the contest leaving Clark split out wide in four receiver sets for the final two quarters.
Week 2 vs. NYG
Receiving: 5 / 83 / 1 on 7 targets
Clark has always been a match up nightmare for defenses, and Sunday was no different. He could beat safeties and linebackers with quickness and speed, and corners with size and route running. He showed this when he beat CB Ross on a 50 yard touchdown from Manning, showing usual great awareness for the ball in the air and solid hands. Clark has earned great trust from Manning over the years and can make catches in relatively good coverage look easy. A big cog in this offense, he threw the Giant defense off down and across the middle of the field with ease.
Week 3 vs. DEN
Receiving: 5 / 44 / 0 on 7 targets
Clark got off to a hot start, working the middle of the field and taking big hits to make good gains, but the extra attention the Broncos defense gave him effectively took him out of the game for the rest of the contest, although it also left Austin Collie in single coverage (and open) on numerous occasions.
Week 4 vs. JAX
Receiving: 7 / 68 / 1 on 11 targets
He had a big play in the 1st half on a 1st and goal at the Jags 7 yd line. Peyton found him wide open across the middle and he went streaking into the end zone for the score. Clark was down a couple times in the football game but seemed to bounce back. He had a lot of injuries early in his career but now is able to shake a lot of those hits off. Clark was out of the game briefly in the 2nd half but on the same drive he came back into the football game and made a nice catch. However on the same drive a couple plays later they ran a play that normally would go to Dallas Clark and instead they tried to make it work with Brody Eldridge and that resulted in an interception that was Brody's fault not Manning. You can't help but think if Clark was catching the ball that it would not have been an interception.
Week 5 vs. KC
Receiving: 3 / 20 / 0 on 6 targets
Clark was rendered useless except on very short routes due to the Chiefs pass rush and physical coverage. He did almost pull in an amazing one-handed catch on a ball thrown behind him, but mostly Clark was a non-factor during this close contest.
Week 6 vs. WAS
Receiving: 6 / 52 / 0 on 9 targets
The Redskins were clearly concerned with Clark all evening as they paid extra attention to him. He was limited to short underneath stuff until he broke loose about mid-way through the 4th quarter on a nice 24 yard reception. Clark was injured late in the game and took himself out only to return a short time later. He remains another vital cog in the terrific Colts passing game.