GAME RELEASE: Indianapolis at Denver

Colts travel to Denver to face reigning Super Bowl champs.


The Indianapolis Colts will travel to Denver to face the reigning Super Bowl champion Broncos.  The game time is set for 4:25 p.m. at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

The contest will mark the 23rd all-time meeting between the teams in the regular season, with the Broncos holding a 12-10 advantage. Indianapolis defeated Denver, 27-24, in their last matchup on Nov. 8, 2015 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Last week, the Colts hosted the Detroit Lions in the 2016 regular season opener and fell, 39-35.

At the end of the first half, quarterback Andrew Luck (37-of-41 for 385 yards and four touchdowns) led the Colts offense on an eight play, 75-yard touchdown drive to cut Indianapolis' deficit to 21-10 at halftime.

The teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter as the score was 28-18 entering the final frame. The Colts were able to chip away with a touchdown and field goal before the Lions scored their fifth touchdown of the game to maintain a 34-28 lead.

With 37 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Luck completed a six-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jack Doyle to take the first lead of the game, 35-34, with 37 seconds left.

Detroit manufactured a five play, 50-yard drive to put them in position for a game-winning 43-yard field goal. The Lions would add a safety to seal the victory, 39-35.

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