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.

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:


• 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.

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