INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts got just about what they wanted out of their starters on Thursday night.
Now, they wait for injury news after dropping their preseason opener, 13-10, to the New York Jets.
Starting center Khaled Holmes went down with a left ankle injury midway through the team's opening drive and did not return.
Injury news aside, it was a very productive debut for the Colts starters.
Andrew Luck was 4-of-5 for 53 yards on the opening drive, which ended with a 39-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri.
Both T.Y. Hilton (three catches for 38 yards) and Hakeem Nicks (one catch for 15 yards) converted third-downs on the starting unit's lone drive together.
Jack Mewhort and Hugh Thornton were the only two starters that remained in the game following the 12-play opening drive.
Defensively, starters stayed in for about two series with the Jets scoring three points, which came off favorable field position after a short punt.
The first team defense saw disruptive evenings from Erik Walden and Bjoern Werner, as normal starters Robert Mathis, Vontae Davis and LaRon Landry sat out on Thursday night.
As has been the case throughout Training Camp, Daniel "Boom" Herron was very productive on Thursday night.
Herron, who served as the team's backup with Ahmad Bradshaw resting, had 13 touches for 62 yards in the first half and caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck in the second quarter.
On the Herron touchdown drive, Da'Rick Rogers hauled in a 45-yard pass from Hasselbeck to push the Colts deep into Jets territory.
The Colts will now head back to Anderson on Saturday for the final five days of the team's 2014 Training Camp.
On August 16, the Colts will take on the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium in their second preseason game.SCORING RECAP
FIRST QUARTER (9:28 remaining)
It was a scoring drive to start preseason for the Colts but there was more significant news on the opening series. Khaled Holmes left midway through the drive with a left ankle injury. Undrafted free agent center Jonotthan Harrison replaced Holmes at center. T.Y. Hilton had four catches for 30 yards on the drive. The 13-play series was capped by a 39-yard field goal from Adam Vinatieri.
Colts 3, Jets 0
FIRST QUARTER (2:14 remaining)
After a short punt from Pat McAfee, the Jets offense took advantage of favorable field position. Jets kicker Nick Folk connected on a 51-yard field goal, which bounced off the crossbar and through the uprights. An Erik Walden tackle for loss and heavy pressure on a third-down ended the Jets seven-play drive. * *
Colts 3, Jets 3
SECOND QUARTER (13:17 remaining)
Boom Herron has been one of the surprises of Colts camp and that translated to the preseason opener. Matt Hasselbeck found Herron out of the backfield for a 12-yard touchdown catch in a drive that was against many Jets defensive starters. Herron has 5 catches for 29 yards on the evening. Da'Rick Rogers had the highlight of the drive with a 45-yard reception from Hasselbeck. * *
Colts 10, Jets 3
SECOND QUARTER (6:11 remaining)
It was a familiar face to Colts fans in the second quarter. Former Titans running back Chris Johnson scored from two yards out for the Jets first touchdown of the evening. Veteran Michael Vick, who kept several plays alive with his elusiveness, led the Jets drive. On this drive, the Colts only had a couple of defensive starters left in there (Sergio Brown, Delano Howell, Josh Chapman and Bjoern Werner).Colts 10, Jets 10
FOURTH QUARTER (1:08 remaining)
The thought of overtime in a preseason game almost became a reality. A sluggish second half saw neither team penetrate very deep into either opponent's territory. The Jets won the field position battle and that led to a late drive which ended with* *Jets rookie kicker Andrew Furney connecting on a 51-yard field goal.Jets 13, Colts 10
In-Game Injury Updates
C-Khaled Holmes (leaves game with a left ankle injury)
OT-Ulrick John (leaves game with a right ankle injury)
DT-Jeris Pendleton (leaves game with a right knee injury)
OLB-Daniel Adongo (leaves game with a left bicep)
Colts That Did Not Play
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