After a poor performance to open the preseason, the Indianapolis Colts followed it up with a seemingly inspired effort against the New York Giants. The Colts took care of business on the road, winning 20-12.
Andrew Luck and most of the starters played the majority of the first half. Luck was 9-for-13 for 107 yards and two touchdowns.
Lucks tossed a touchdown to Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton. Wayne may have had the catch of the season, before it even begins. His TD pass should have been an interception, but the defender knocked the ball into the air followed by Wayne knocking it further into the air, then catching and coming down in the end zone.
Hilton made a leaping catch in the back of the end zone, and toed the line to earn the score. The pass was perfectly thrown just over the outstretched arm of the defender. Hilton had two receptions for 36 yards.
Wayne finished with four catches for 37 yards.
The Colts were finally able to produce something resembling a pass rush and finished the game with six sacks. Drake Nevis and Ceasar Rayford both finished with two sacks apiece.
The running game is still a work in progress, with the Colts running for 88 yards on 33 carries.
Adam Vinatieri showed that he can still drill long field goals after nailing a 52-yarder.
We’ll have a more in-depth review of this game up tomorrow.
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