Colts-Redskins Game Report

Colts-Redskins Game Report


Washington 30, Colts 17


Indianapolis had one final possession and moved to the Washington 39, where it lost the ball on downs with 1:26 to go.

Darren Evans tallied on a two-yard run with 3:48 left to cut the Washington lead to 30-17.  The drive covered 79 yards on eight plays.  The possession started with a 59-yard completion from Harnish to Jeremy Ross.  Pat McAfee hit the point after attempt.

Washington upped the score to 30-10 with a 12-yard pass from Rex Grossman to Dezmon Briscoe.  Grossman hit passes of 37, 15, 14 and 12 yards on the 86-yard drive that took six plays.  The score came with 8:15 remaining in the game.  Grossman hit his first eight passes of the game.

Indianapolis moved from its 25 to the Washington 11, where running back Deji Karim was stripped of the ball on a third-and-one rush.  Washington recovered, but the play was overturned by the officials.  Kicker Adam Vinatieri booted a 29-yard field goal to make the score 23-10 with 11:48 remaining.  The drive was 64 yards in 13 plays and took 5:55.


Indianapolis moved for one first down but had to punt.  Washington took the possession and moved 48 yards for a touchdown with 2:43 left in the period.  Joshua Morgan caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Rex Grossman to give Washington a 23-7 lead.

T.Y. Hilton had a shoulder injury and is questionable to return.

The Indianapolis defense held on second-and-one and third-and-one attempts at midfield to give the offense possession again with 6:59 left in the period.

Quarterback Chandler Harnish was sacked for a safety on a snap from his nine-yard line.  Washington took a 16-7 lead with just under nine minutes left in the period.

Luck and the first team played only the first possession of the quarter.  He ended the day 14-of-23 for 151 yards and one touchdown.  The drive start yard lines of his five possessions were his 10-, eight-, 20-, 20- and 21-yard line.

Indianapolis picked up one first down on its second possession, but punted to end the drive.  McAfee punted 49 yards.  The club's starters played the duration of the possession.


Washington had 174 net yards to the Colts' 148.  Luck was 12-of-20 for 136 yards and one touchdown.  Washington had 101 rushing yards in the half.

Indianapolis moved into Washington territory, but missed on three half-ending pass attempts.

Wide receiver Santana Moss caught a four-yard pass from Griffin with 1:09 left in the half to give Washington a 14-7 lead.  The drive covered 80 yards in 12 plays (6:13 TOP).  Washington rushed six times for 50 yards on the drive.

Pat McAfee booted a touchback following the Colts' touchdown.

Indianapolis drove 80 yards in 11 plays to tie the game, 7-7.  Luck teamed with wide receiver T.Y. Hilton on a 31-yard scoring pass on third down.  Luck slid right in the pocket to evade trouble and found Hilton behind the cornerback.  Hilton also had an eight-yard reception earlier on the drive.  The Colts converted three third downs on the drive.  The drive took 5:37.

Following a touchback, the Colts started on their 20-yard line, their best drive start position of the game.

Washington drove 66 yards in eight plays for the game's first score.  Running back Alfred Morris scored on a two-yard run.  Morris had five rushes for 33 yards on the drive, while wide receiver Pierre Garcon had a 19-yard reception.  The drive took 3:59.


Jerraud Powers left the game with a sprained knee.  He is questionable to return.

Two sacks of Andrew Luck derailed the Colts' second possession.  McAfee booted a 55-yard punt.

The Indianapolis defense forced a three-and-out, but a Washington punt pinned the Colts at their

eight-yard line.  The Colts' first drive started at their 10.

Pat McAfee had a 64-yard punt to end the Colts' first possession.  After converting two third downs, a 15-yard clipping penalty hurt the possession.

Freeman had a pressure on Robert Griffin III on third down to force a punt to end Washington's first possession.

Washington received the opening kickoff.

Ricardo Mathews started at DE for Cory Redding.  Jerry Hughes started at SLB for Robert Mathis.  Jerrell Freeman started at will LB for Pat Angerer.  D.J. Johnson started at LCB for Justin King, who will not play.


The Colts will play the starters into the third quarter today at Washington.  Head Coach Chuck Pagano prepared his team this week as if this were a regular season game.  Game planning was a part of the week, and the practice schedule replicated what will be used during the season.

There will be a five-day gap between today's game and Thursday's battle in Lucas Oil Stadium with Cincinnati.

The Colts were victorious in their last appearance in FedExField, defeating the Redskins, 27-24, on October 17, 2010.  It was a nationally-televised game on NBC Sports.

Light drizzle and a somewhat steady rain started falling at FedExField around 2:30 p.m.  There is a chance rain will continue into the game.

The Colts are wearing blue jerseys, after wearing white last week and in the opener against St. Louis.  Blue is the typical home jersey color for Indianapolis.

The Colts lead the preseason series, 15-12-1, but dropped a 16-3 home decision in last year's preseason match.  Washington has won the last five preseason meetings.  The Colts lead the league series, 19-10.  The Colts have won the last two series games.  Indianapolis is 1-1 all-time in FedExField.

Washington is playing for the first time at home today.  The Redskins played at Buffalo and Chicago to open preseason.

Talented Joe Theismann handles color commentary duties on the Redskins' television broadcast, while former IU standout Antwaan Randle El works the sidelines.

Quarterback Andrew Luck has hit 63.4 percent of his passes and has an 8.85 yards/attempt average.  Luck and Robert Griffin III were the top two picks in the NFL Draft, and this is the first time since 1999 the top two picks met in preseason (Donovan McNabb and Tim Couch, Philadelphia vs. Cleveland).

The Colts have been flagged for only seven penalties during the first two games.  Indianapolis is averaging 31 points per game in preseason

Middle linebacker Pat Angerer (foot), defensive end Cory Redding (knee) and offensive guard Mike McGlynn will be among players who will not play at Washington.  Angerer (foot) and McGlynn (high ankle sprain) suffered injuries last Sunday against St. Louis.  Running backs Delone Carter and Mewelde Moore have been day-to-day this week with ailments.  Wide receiver Austin Collie suffered a concussion last week at Pittsburgh.

Donnie Avery will get his first action for the Colts.  Avery was the first receiver taken in the 2008.  He was selected by the Rams and played two seasons there before being with Tennessee last year.  He has the speed to help stretch an opposing defense.

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