CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Indianapolis Colts fell to 2-6 on the season after their 24-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.
Here's a list of stats and notes from the matchup, courtesy of Colts PR:
- Indianapolis' defense held the Bengals to 53 rushing yards (2.8 average), which was a season low for an opponent.
- Quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed 25-of-39 passes for 233 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for an 86.8 passer rating.
- Brissett gave the Colts a 10-3 lead in the second quarter with his 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jack Doyle. He then connected with Marlon Mack for a 24-yard touchdown in the third quarter to give Indianapolis a 20-17 advantage. The scores marked Brissett's first career game with multiple touchdown passes.
Running back Frank Gore tallied 16 carries for a season-high 82 yards and added four receptions for 19 yards. He became the first running back to start 100 consecutive games since Curtis Martin totaled 119 straight starts from 1998-2005. * * Gore finished the game with 101 yards from scrimmage and became the ninth player in NFL history to top 17,000 career scrimmage yards. * With his fourth carry of the game in the second quarter, Gore passed Barry Sanders (3,062) for the sixth most carries in NFL history.
Running back Marlon Mack finished with 11 carries for 27 yards and contributed with three receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown. * * Mack gave the Colts a 20-17 lead in the third quarter with his 24-yard touchdown reception. It was the first touchdown catch of his career.
Tight end Jack Doyle set single-game career highs in receptions (12) and receiving yards (121) while adding one touchdown. * * Doyle's 121 receiving yards were the most for a Colts tight end in a game since Coby Fleener finished with 127 against Washington on Nov. 30, 2014. * His 12 receptions are tied with Dallas Clark (Dec. 14, 2008) for the second-most in a single-game by a Colts tight end in franchise history. * Doyle gave the Colts a 10-3 lead in the second quarter with his 13-yard touchdown reception from Jacoby Brissett.
Inside linebacker Jon Bostic tied for the team lead with eight tackles (three solo) and added 1.0 sack, 2.0 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. * * Bostic recovered a Bengals fumble in the third quarter, which led to a Colts field goal. The recovery was the second of his career. * He was credited with a sack in the fourth quarter when he forced Andy Dalton out of bounds for a three-yard loss. It was the third sack of his career and his first since the 2013 season.
Defensive tackle Henry Anderson accumulated seven tackles (five solo), 1.0 sack, 3.0 tackles for loss, one quarterback hit and blocked a field goal. * * Anderson blocked a Bengals 34-yard field goal in the first quarter to keep Cincinnati's lead to 3-0. It was Indianapolis' first field goal block dating back to Nov. 24, 2013 (Sergio Brown at Arizona). * Anderson added his second sack of the season and the third of his career when he brought down Andy Dalton for an eight-yard loss in the fourth quarter. The sack forced a punt.
Outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo posted five tackles (three solo), one quarterback hit, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery on a muffed punt. The fumble recovery led to a Colts field goal.
- Safety Darius Butler totaled three tackles and one forced fumble.
- Butler forced a fumble in the third quarter, which was recovered by teammate Jon Bostic. The turnover led to a Colts field goal. It was Butler's eighth career forced fumble.
Outside linebacker Tarell Basham finished with two tackles, 1.0 sack and two quarterback hits. * * Basham recorded his first career sack in the fourth quarter when he brought down Andy Dalton for a 14-yard loss. The sack forced a punt, which went for a touchback.
Kicker Adam Vinatieri converted 3-of-3 field goals and two PATs for 11 points against the Bengals. * * Vinatieri tied the game at 3-3 with his 29-yard field goal in the second quarter. He then gave the Colts a 13-10 halftime lead with his 33-yard conversion as time expired in the second quarter. * Vinatieri converted a 29-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give the Colts a 23-17 lead. On the kick, he tied Gary Anderson for the second most points scored in NFL history with 2,434.