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Luck-less Colts finish preseason with 13-6 win over Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Colts wrapped up an unsettling preseason Thursday, moving on from Andrew Luck with a 13-6 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in a game missing starters and fans.

Luck retired a week earlier after a 27-17 loss to Chicago, frustrated by his inability to get healthy. His postgame announcement severely dented the Colts’ playoff chances and elevated Jacoby Brissett — 4-11 as a starter with Indianapolis — to lead the offense.

Brissett had a lot of company as he watched from the sideline Thursday. There were large swaths of empty seats as both teams rested their starters and key backups for the final preseason game.

For the Colts, it was a chance to assess Brissett’s backups.

Chad Kelly must serve a two-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. He started and scrambled 7 yards for a touchdown in the first half, going 13 of 16 for 138 yards with an interception on an underthrown pass.

Kelly signed with the Colts in May after pleading guilty to a second-degree trespassing charge. He was arrested last October after entering the home of someone he didn’t know following a Halloween party.

Phillip Walker, who spent the past two seasons on the Colts’ practice squad, played the second half and was 8 of 16 for 90 yards.

Third-round pick Parris Campbell made his debut and caught three passes for 42 yards. He missed most of training camp and the first three preseason games with a hamstring injury. His 31-yard catch and run set up Kelly’s touchdown scramble.

The Bengals rested Andy Dalton and backup Ryan Finley, a fourth-round pick who won the No. 2 job with his strong showings in the first three preseason games. Jake Dolegala played the entire game and was 28 of 43 for 254 yards.

The Colts avoided their first winless preseason since 2014, when they eventually lost to New England in the AFC championship game.

INJURIES

Colts: WR Marcus Johnson sustained a concussion in the third quarter after he was hit hard on a 17-yard catch.

Bengals: Rookie RB Rodney Anderson hurt his right knee in the first half and didn’t return. The sixth-round pick missed most of last season at Oklahoma with a knee injury. … LB Malik Jefferson was ill and didn’t play.

NO SHOWS

The Bengals distributed 35,247 tickets for the game, the smallest crowd for any of the 28 preseason games between the Colts and Bengals. The previous low was 39,520 for the fourth preseason game last year, when the Colts also played at Paul Brown Stadium.

UP NEXT

Colts: Open at the Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Bengals: Open at Seattle on Sept. 8.

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The Film Yap reviews The Call of the Wild and others in theaters this weekend

Adventure awaits in Harrison Ford’s newest movie. Here to break down what’s in theaters t his weekend is The Film Yap’s Christopher Lloyd.

The Call of the Wild — Harrison Ford and a CGI dog star in this loose adaptation of the classic Jack London novel about family-friendly adventures in the frozen hinterlands. Harrison’s already planning to kill off this character in the sequel.
The Assistant — This #MeToo parable examines the life of a young woman (Julia Garner) who is the assistant to an abusive executive. Think “The Devil Wears Prada” in a corporate setting.
The Lodge — Riley Keough stars as a woman looking after her fiance’s children at a snowed-in cabin when things turn horrorish.
Olympic Dreams — At the Winter Olympics, a cross-country skier (Alexi Pappas) starts to fall for a volunteer dentist (Nick Kroll) in this offbeat romcom.
Brahms: The Boy II — This horror sequel stars Katie Holmes as a mother whose family moves into the local murder mansion where dolls come alive. Seriously, you’d think real estate agents would check the disclosure documents more carefully.

Video: Jojo Rabbit — A German lad fantasizes about having Adolf Hitler as his imaginary friend in this oddball but surprisingly heartfelt dramedy. Buy It.

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