Colts Offense Struggles In, 20-7, Defeat To Jets

Intro: A night of offensive struggles led to the Colts losing a 20-7 Week Two contest to the New York Jets (2-0). Here were live in-game updates from the Colts home opener.


First Quarter Recap

The Colts won the toss and deferred to the second half.

The opening drive saw a few yellow flags before the Colts forced a punt. On a third-and-one in Colts territory, the rookie duo of David Parry and Henry Anderson stuffed Jets running back Chris Ivory.

The Colts opening drive was also filled with penalties. After some offensive production, the drive ended via Jets pressure. A blitz from cornerback Buster Skrine forced an errant throw from Andrew Luck and Jets safety Calvin Pryor picked off the high throw.

The Jets took advantage with Eric Decker scoring on a six-yard touchdown toss from Ryan Fitzpatrick. New York took an early 7-0 lead at the 6:44 mark of the first quarter.

Frank Gore flashed on the next Colts drive with two carries for 26 yards. Throw in a 30-yard pass to Donte Moncrief and the Colts appeared ready to answer. However, the drive stalled and Adam Vinatieri missed a 29-yard field goal off the right upright. The Jets still led the Colts, 7-0, at the 4:02 mark of the first quarter.

The Colts and Jets traded punts to end the first quarter.

At the end of the first quarter, the Jets led the Colts 7-0.Second Quarter Recap

With the Jets controlling field position, both offenses again traded punts.

The Colts needed some life and got it from their Pro Bowl duo in the secondary. A tipped pass by Vontae Davis was corralled by Mike Adams, who got two feet down near the sideline. The interception in the endzone gave the Colts the ball at their own 20-yard line with 8:23 to go in the second quarter.

Another nice run from Frank Gore started the drive, but the series would end two plays later on a failed third-and-one pass.

New York then put together its best drive of the half. With Vontae Davis in the locker room due to injury, Jets kicker Nick Folk knocked home a 35-yard field goal. The Jets led 10-0 with 1:51 left until halftime.

Looking for a final minute score before half, Andrew Luck fumbled the ball on a third-down scramble. Jets linebacker David Harris forced the fumble and cornerback Darrelle Revis recovered the bouncing ball. The Jets took over at the Colts 44-yard line with 1:03 left in the half.

New York could not extend its halftime lead as Nick Folk missed a 48-yard field goal at the halftime gun.

At halftime, the Jets led the Colts 10-0.Third Quarter Recap

The Colts took the opening kickoff and orchestrated a methodical drive that included five third-down conversions. On third-and-goal from the one-yard line, Frank Gore fumbled and Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis fell on the ball for his second recovery of the game. The 19-play drive chewed up nearly 10 minutes to start the third quarter.

Following the fumble recovery, the Colts defense forced a three-and-out.

With their best field position of the night, the Indianapolis offense couldn't move the chains. On a third-down pass, Andrew Luck was hit and his floating ball was picked off by Darrelle Revis. The turnover was the third of the game for Revis.

The third quarter ended with the Jets in Colts territory.

At the end of the third quarter, the Jets led the Colts 10-0.Fourth Quarter Recap

Following yet another defensive stop by the Colts, the offense finally answered.

An 8-play, 91-yard drive was capped off by a Donte Moncrief 26-yard touchdown catch (and run). The Jets lead was now 10-7 with 10:07 remaining.

With some game pressure applied to the Jets, they delivered. Brandon Marshall's 15-yard touchdown catch pushed the Jets lead to 10 points with 6:20 left in the fourth quarter.

Down two scores, the Colts went up-tempo. Yet another turnover brought things to a halt. A third interception from Andrew Luck gave the Jets the ball back at their own 38-yard line with 4:35 left in the fourth quarter.

The Jets would milk the clock from there. Nick Folk added a 44-yard field goal to extend the Jets lead to 20-7 with 57 seconds remaining.

The 20-7 loss for the Colts dropped their record to 0-2 on the season.

Next up for the Colts is a trip to Tennessee on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

In-Game Injury Updates

CB-Vontae Davis (Concussion, OUT)

TE-Dwayne Allen (Ankle, OUT)

Colts Inactives

20-Darius Butler

28-Greg Toler

55-Nate Irving

67-T.Y. McGill

71-Denzelle Good

91-Jonathan Newsome

94-Zach Kerr

Colts Pre-Game Notes

-The Colts are looking to move their record to 15-1 in bounce back games under Chuck Pagano.Weather Update

-The roof will be closed tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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