Colts trail Saints by a point at halftime
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — For the second straight week, there are fireworks inside of Lucas Oil Stadium.
After 48 combined first-half points in last week’s thriller vs. the Browns, the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints combine for 41 points before halftime as the Saints lead the Colts 21-20.
Both teams went punch for punch throughout the opening two frames.
After trading punts, the Colts marched the length of the field in 7 plays, ending with a Michael Pittman 10-yard receiving touchdown.
Then, the Saints did the exact same thing, marching down the field in 7 plays with an Alvin Samara 18-yard receiving touchdown.
A field goal by the Colts offense and a subsequent fumble recovery by Indy defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo put the Horseshoe ahead 10-7.
A Zack Moss rushing touchdown is answered by a Taysom Hill rushing touchdown again the Colts lead by 3.
This is when the Saints separated themselves.
After a Colts three-and-out, Derek Carr found wide receiver Rasheed Shaheed on a 58-yard receiving touchdown to give the Saints their first lead of the day.
Indianapolis would respond with a 15-play drive that ended with a Matt Gay 42-yard field goal to make it 21-20 heading into the locker room.
It is safe to say that Jonathan Taylor is completely back after an 11-carry, 94-yard first half.
Meanwhile, Michael Pittman and Josh Downs combined for 11 catches, 87 yards and a touchdown before the break.
Immediately following the final whistle of this game, head to WISH-TV for the Colts’ postgame show featuring WISH-TV’s Andrew Chernoff, former Colts’ safety Marlin Jackson, and the rest of the Sports 8 team.
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