By The Numbers: Bengals 34, Colts 23

Check out a list of stats and notes from the Indianapolis Colts’ 2018 Week 1 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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.

COLTS OFFENSE

• 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.

ANDREW LUCK

• 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.

RUNNING BACKS

• 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.

WIDE RECEIVERS

• 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.

COLTS DEFENSE

• The Colts' defense forced two turnovers, the most in a season-opening game since 2013 versus Oakland.

DEFENSIVE LINE

• 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.

LINEBACKERS

• 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.

SECONDARY

• 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

• 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.

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