INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts fell to 0-1 on the season after their 34-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Here's a list of stats and notes from the matchup, courtesy of Colts Communications:
COLTS TEAM NOTES
• The Colts dropped the season opener by a score of 34-23.
• It is the fifth straight year the Colts have lost the season opening game.
• The Colts' record falls to 17-12 all-time against the Bengals.
• The Colts had five rookies (Braden Smith, Quenton Nelson, Jordan Wilkins, Darius Leonard, Skai Moore) make their first start in their first NFL games.
• The Colts offense totaled 380 yards, (305 passing, 75 rushing). They registered two passing touchdowns and Adam Vinatieri tallied three field goals.
• The Colts converted 65 percent on third down, the highest rate since 11/4/2012.
• Luck finished the day 39-of-53 passing for 319 yards with two touchdowns in his first start since January 1, 2016. Luck set a new career-high for pass completions with 39, eclipsing his previous mark of 35 (9/7/14).
• It is the 27th time in Andrew Luck's career that he has surpassed 300 yards in a game which moves him into second place all-time in Colts history for 300-yard passing games (John Unitas, 26).
• Luck has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 24 consecutive games, the longest streak in the NFL.
• After his interception Luck went 20-of-24 passing with 170 yards and a touchdown.
• Luck completed passes to nine different receivers, his most since 11/6/2016.
• Colts running backs totaled 21 carries for 68 yards. Leading the way was rookie starter Jordan Wilkins with 14 carries for 40 yards.
• Fellow rookie Nyheim Hines has five carries for 19 yards and added 33 yards receiving on seven receptions.
• Christine Michael also added two carries for nine yards.
• Jack Doyle had 60 yards receiving, moving him into eighth all-time in Colts history for receiving yards by a tight end with 1,543 yards.
• Eric Ebron reeled in a 26-yard pass for a touchdown. It was the third-longest touchdown of his career and first as a Colt.
• T.Y. Hilton's third quarter touchdown moved him into a tie with Marcus Pollard (35) for the ninth-most touchdowns in team history.
• Zach Pascal made his first catch in an NFL game, an 18-yard reception. Pascal also added two kickoff returns for 54 yards.
• Ryan Grant's 59 yards receiving is tied for the fourth-highest total of his career in a game.
• The Colts' defense forced two turnovers, the most in a season-opening game since 2013 versus Oakland.
• Margus Hunt made 2.0 sacks to set a career high for sacks in a game. His 3.0 tackles for loss also set a career high.
• Hunt finished the game with three tackles, 2.0 sacks, 3.0 tackles for a loss and two quarterback hurries.
• Darius Leonard made his first start in his first NFL game and recovered a fumble.
• Leonard finished the game leading the team in tackles with nine.
• Leonard is the first rookie to lead the team in tackles in their first game since Henry Anderson in 2015.
• Kenny Moore II interception Andy Dalton's first pass attempt for his second career interception.
• It is the first interception for the Colts on the defense on opening weekend since 2013, when the team picked off Terrelle Pryor of the Oakland Raiders twice.
• Clayton Geathers finished second on the team in tackles with seven, and forced a fumble, the second of his career.
• Matthias Farley forced the second fumble of his career. Farley also added two tackles and one on special teams.
• Adam Vinatieri went three-of-four on field goals, hitting from 21, 38 and 51 yards out. He also added two extra points to finish the day with 11 points.
• With his third field goal of the day, Vinatieri hit his 40th career field goal from 50 yards or more. It moves him into a tie with Morten Andersen for sixth all-time for field goals made from 50 yards or more.
• Vinatieri needs three more field goals to tie Morten Andersen for the most all-time, and needs 47 points to pas shim for most points all-time.