LANDOVER, Md. — The Indianapolis Colts improved to 1-1 on the season after defeating the Washington Redskins, 21-9, on Sunday at FedExField.
Here’s a list of stats and notes from the matchup, courtesy of Colts Communications:
COLTS TEAM NOTES
• The Colts beat the Washington Redskins by a score of 21-9 for their first win of the season.
• With the Colts win they improve to 1-1 their best start since 2013.
• The Colts opened the game with a touchdown on their first drive, it was the first time since Dec. 14, 2017 the Colts first drive resulted in a touchdown.
• The Colts finished the day with 281 total yards of offense, 177 yards passing and 104 rushing.
• The Colts offense finished the day three-for-three in the red zone.
• Through two games the Colts offense is 20-of-33 on third down converting at a 60.6 percent rate.
• Andrew Luck finished the day 21-of-31 with 179 yards passing, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
• With his touchdown pass in the first quarter Luck extended his streak of at least one touchdown pass to 25 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL.
• It is the fifth time in his career he has thrown for less than a 180 yards or less and won a game.
• Nyheim Hines recorded the first touchdown of his career on an eight-yard rush. He finished the day with seven yards on four attempts.
• Jordan Wilkins led the team in rushing with 61 yards and had an 18 yard rush, the longest by a Colt this season.
• Marlon Mack added 34 yards rushing on 10 attempts.
• Eric Ebron capped the opening drive off with a seven-yard touchdown. It is the second time in his career that he has had a touchdown in back-to-back games. The last time was 2015 also coming on the first two weeks of the season.
• With his second catch of the game Jack Doyle tied Coby Fleener (183) for the fifth-most receptions by a tight end in Colts history.
• T.Y. Hilton caught his second touchdown of the season and finished the day with 83 receiving yards. His 12 receptions and two touchdowns are a career best through the first two-games of a season.
• With his touchdown T.Y. Hilton passed Marcus Pollard (35) for the ninth-most receiving touchdowns in team history.
• Ryan Grant has 10 receptions and 89 yards through his first two games as a Colt, it is the best two-game start to a season for Grant in his career.
• The Colts defense held the Redskins to 304 total yards and nine points. It is the first time since 12/18/16 at Minnesota the Colts held their opponent without a touchdown.
• The Colts defense kept the Redskins out of the end zone twice after they entered the red zone.
Through two games the Colts defense has held opponents to nine-of-21 on third down, for just a 42.8 percent conversion rate. The Colts defense today held the Redskins to five-of-13 on third down.
• Jabaal Sheard had one pass defensed, the 23rd of his career. Since he joined the league in 2011 he is tied for 7th among defensive ends for passes defensed. Sheard finished the day with three tackles, 2.0 tackles for a loss, two quarterback hurries, one pass defensed, and 1.0 sack.
• Jihad Ward finished the day with one tackle, three quarterback hurries and 1.0 sack. The sack was the second of his career and first as a Colt.
• Darius Leonard finished with 18 tackles, 1.0 sack, 1.0 tackle for a loss, one pass defensed, one quarterback hurry, and one forced fumble.
• Leonard had the most tackles by a Colt since 10/3/11 when Kavell Conner had 18.
Leonard’s 18 tackles are the most by a Colts rookie since 1994.
• Pierre Desir finished the game with four tackles, and two passes defensed. He also added his first career tackle for a loss and first career fumble recovery.
• Clayton Geathers led the way in the secondary with 11 tackles. His second straight game leading the unit in tackles.
• Adam Vinatieri went a perfect three-for-three on extra points.
• With his second extra point Vinatieri became just the second player in NFL history to reach 2,500 career points.
• He sits just 43 points away from Morten Andersen’s all-time record for points scored and is four field goals away from breaking Andersen’s all-time record for field goals.