Colts 23, Kansas City 7
FOURTH QUARTER UPDATE
Starting from the Colts' 40, Richardson ran for five yards, then hit for two more. On third-and-three with 3:11 to go, Luck from the gun handed to Richardson for a four-yard run to the KC 48. Richardson swept left for three yards to get to the two-minute warning. Tashard Choice ran for a first down to keep the clock running. From the KC 37, the Colts took knees to end the game.
Smith ran for three yards on first down. After off-setting penalties, Smith rushed for a first down at the KC 16. Bowe had a reception to the Colts' 26 and the Colts were flagged for a personal foul. After an incompletion, Avery had a 15-yard reception to the Colts' 44 for a first down. KC was called for holding on first down. Charles had a 15-yard run to keep the drive in a manageable down-and-distance. Smith and Cyrus Gray converted the first down with a short completion. Smith and Bowe could not complete a pass with Davis defending the throw for the Colts. Freeman sack-stripped Smith, and Moala recovered for the Colts.
Redding is doubtful to return with a left shoulder injury.
Brown rushed for one yard on first down. On second-and-nine, Luck hit Whalen for a first down to the Colts' 36. Brown ran right for three yards on first down, then Whalen had a nine-yard catch to convert another first down. Richardson ran for three yards, then Whalen had a reception to the KC 45. On third-and-three, Luck had to dump the pass off to avoid a sack. McAfee punted to the KC 6, where Darrius Heyward-Bey downed the ball.
Smith ran for 22 yards on first down from the shotgun. Charles ran for seven yards on first down, getting near midfield. Charles picked up the first down with a four-yard burst. Smith and Fasano clicked for 19 yards to the Colts' 28. Charles ran off right tackle for another first down to the Colts' 15. Smith missed Bowe in the end zone on first down. Smith was intercepted by Freeman to end the drive.
Luck hit Wes Saunders for six yards to being up and third-and-one. Richardson did not pick up the first down. McAfee punted 56 yards.
THIRD QUARTER UPDATE
Brown ran for three yards to end the quarter.
Starting from the 38, Bowe had a 16-yard reception to start the drive. Bowe then had an eight-yard reception. After an incompletion, on third-and-two, Smith was sacked by Redding. Colquitt punted to the Colts' 13.
Hilton caught a screen pass for three yards to start the drive. From the gun, Richardson gained no yards on a draw play. KC was called for defensive holding on a Luck-to-Rogers attempt, with the Colts moving to their 37. Richardson ran for one yard on first down. From the gun, Richardson ran for six yards. Luck missed to Hilton on third down, but Donta Robinson defensed the pass. Dontari Poe was called for taunting after the play, giving the Colts a first down at the KC 41. Under center, Luck ran for four yards when receivers were covered. Richardson swept left for four yards to bring up a third-and-two. From the gun, Luck hit Hilton on an out route for the first down at the KC 27. On second-and-seven, Luck hit Jack Doyle near the first down, then Luck sneaked for the first down at the KC 17. Brown swept left for five yards. Luck on play-action was incomplete on second down. On third-and-five, Luck under center missed a screen pass to Richardson. Vinatieri hit a 30-yard FG to end the drive. Colts 23, KC 7.
Starting from their 16, Charles hit for five yards up the middle. Smith from the gun was sacked by Fili Moala and Ricardo Mathews. On third-and-13, Smith hit Charles for short yardage, with Bethea halting the completion short of a first down. Colquitt punted 60 yards and after a nine-yard Whalen return, the Colts took over at their 29.
Brown ran for no gain on first down, and KC was hit for holding on a second-down pass. With a first down at his 49, Luck from the gun handed to Brown, who went 51 yards for the score. Colts 20, Chiefs 7.
Knile Davis returned the third-quarter KO 48 yards to midfield. Smith and Bowe could not hit on a sideline route off a back-shoulder throw. Charles dropped the pitch from Smith on second down and lost six yards to bring up a third-and-long. From the gun, Mathis batted Smith's arm and Jerrell Freeman intercepted the pass, giving the Colts possession at their 44.
SECOND QUARTER UPDATE
Starting from their 19 after a short KO return, Smith hit McCluster for 11 yards and a first down. Smith hit Charles for nine yards, with KC taking its first timeout. Smith ran out of bounds for a first down at the KC 47. Avery caught a crossing route pass to the Colts' 42. The Chiefs were flagged for offensive pass interference, putting the ball at KC 48. Vontae Davis defensed the Smith pass on first down. Smith and Charles combined for three yards on a screen pass. On third-and-17, Smith hit Charles for 16 yards. KC called time out with 20 seconds left with a fourth-and-one from the 34. Charles picked up the first down and KC spiked the ball with six seconds left to set up a field goal attempt. Ryan Succop was wide left from 47 yards. Indianapolis kneeled out the first half.
Brown gained one yard on first down, then Luck kept and gained three yards when receivers were covered. On third-and-six, Luck from the gun found Hilton for 31 yards to the KC 49. Richardson had a two-yard reception on first down, then Luck and LaVon Brazill just missed a long completion down the right sideline. From the gun, Luck and Whalen combined on a seven-yard completion to bring up a fourth-and-one from the KC 40. From a jumbo package, Luck handed to Richardson for six yards. Havili had a reception for one yard on first down. On second-and-10, Richardson ran for four yards. From the gun, Luck hit Rogers on a WR screen, but the completion did not pick up the first down. Vinatieri hit a 45-yard field goal with 1:54 left to end the drive. Colts 13, Kansas City 7.
After a KO return to the 25, Smith targeted Bowe, but Jerrell Freeman broke up the pass. Charles ran for four yards. On third-and-six from the gun, Smith hit Bowe for short yardage, with Bethea making the stop. Colts defense has three three-and-outs. Colquitt punted 59 yards to the Colts' 9, and Whalen returned the kick to the 16.
From the gun, Luck threw the ball away to avoid the pass rush. Luck from the gun hit Brown on a short pass, and Brown took it the distance for the score. Colts 10, Kansas City 7.
From the 20, Charles ran off left tackle for four yards. Charles ran for three yards to bring up a third-and-three. Smith under center hit Charles on a swing pass, and Charles got four yards to the 31. Smith was incomplete to Anthony Fasano on first down. From the gun, Knile Davis fumbled on a short rush (forced by Mathis), and Cory Redding recovered for the Colts at the KC 33.
Luck hit Richardson out of the backfield for the first down on a gain to the Colts' 37. Luck hit Rogers for another first down to midfield. From the gun, Luck hit Whalen for 21 yards to the KC 29. Luck was sacked for a nine-yard loss after not being able to scramble out of trouble. Under center, Luck was incomplete deep looking for Hilton. From the gun, Luck hit Rogers on an in-route for 10 yards. Vinatieri hit a 46-yard FG to end the drive. Kansas City 7, Colts 3.
FIRST QUARTER UPDATE
Luck, under center, gave to Brown, who ran up the middle for two yards. The Colts were hit for holding after a Luck-to-Whalen completion had gotten a first down. On second-and-18, Luck hit Whalen, who broke a tackle and got 16 yards to the 28 to end the quarter.
KC was flagged for false start to open drive, but Charles then rushed for six yards. Smith targeted Bowe near the first-down marker, but the duo missed. On third-and-nine, Smith from the gun overthrew McCluster. Indianapolis has produced two straight three-and-outs. Colquitt punted 59 yards to the Colts' 16 and Whalen returned the kick to the 20.
Luck hit Fleener for two yards to start the drive, then found T.Y. Hilton for six yards. On third down, Luck hit Griff Whalen for eight yards and a first down. Going up tempo, Trent Richardson ran for one yard. From the gun, Luck looked deep but missed Da'Rick Rogers long down the left sideline. On third-and-nine, Luck from the gun hit Rogers for a first down to the KC 41, 17-yard gain. Luck and Hilton clicked on first down on a six-yard completion. Staying up tempo, Richardson found no room and lost two yards. On third-and-six, Luck from the gun hit Richardson for four yards, and KC was penalized for a horse collar tackle. From the KC 17, Luck from the gun missed Whalen in the end zone. Richardson gained one yards on a delayed draw. On third-and-nine, Luck was nearly picked off by Brandon Flowers. Adam Vinateri missed wide left on a 34-yard field goal.
Charles ran for three yards to start the drive. Bjoern Werner sacked Smith for four yards on second down. On third-and-11, Smith hit Donnie Avery on a crossing route, and Antoine Bethea and Robert Mathis made the stop after six yards. Dustin Colquitt punted 61 yards to Griff Whalen, who returned the kick 12 yards to the Colts' 25.
After a touchback, Luck from the shotgun handed to Brown for two yards. Luck from the gun double-pumped before firing incomplete to Coby Fleener on second down. On third down from the gun, Luck hit Fleener for six yards, with Fleener losing the ball out of bounds. McAfee punted 51 yards to the KC 21, where McCluster bobbled the ball before falling on it.
Alex Smith hit Dwayne Bowe for nine yards to midfield on first down, then the Colts were flagged for pass interference at their 44. On first down, Smith ran a read-option for seven yards to the Colts' 37. Jamaal Charles converted the first down with a sweep left for six yards to the 31. Charles then converted the drive into points with a 31-yard run off right tackle. Kansas City 7, Colts 0.
After a game-opening touchback, Andrew Luck from the gun hit Donald Brown on a screen pass for a loss of two yards. Brown hit a draw play for 11 yards to the 29 to set up a third-and-one. Stanley Havili was stopped short of the first down. Pat McAfee punted near the KC 25, but Dexter McCluster returned the kick to his 41.
Indianapolis won the coin toss and elected to receive.
COLTS GAME-DAY DEACTIVATIONS:
DT-Ricky Jean Francois
EXPECTED LINEUP CHANGES FOR COLTS:
Xavier Nixon at LG for Hugh Thornton
Mike McGlynn at RG for Jeff Linkenbach
Fili Moala at DT for Ricky Jean Francois