Colts 24, Kansas City 28
FOURTH QUARTER UPDATE
Steve Breaston caught an 11-yard scoring pass with 5:15 to go as Kansas City took the lead, 28-24.
THIRD QUARTER UPDATE
Colts lead after three quarters, 24-21.
Freeney helped thwart the Chiefs' first possession of the half with a third-down sack of Cassel.
SECOND QUARTER UPDATE
Matt Cassel hit 41- and 16-yard touchdown passes in the quarter and the Colts lead at the break, 24-14.
Delone Carter scored on a three-yard run to cap the club's sixth possession, capping an 80-yard drive. Indianapolis leads, 24-7. Painter was three-of-three passing for 51 yards on the drive. It was Carter's first career touchdown.
Painter hit Garcon on a 67-yard scoring pass on the first play of the club's fourth possession, the third 50 -TD connection for the duo in two games.
Tickets distributed for the game: 65,088.
Adam Vinatieri hit a 53-yard field goal on the club's third possession to end a 45-yard drive. A key play on the drive was a 37-yard Painter-to-Garcon connection. It is Vinatieri's longest field goal since joining the Colts in 2006. He is 38-for-39 during the regular season at Lucas Oil Stadium.
FIRST QUARTER UPDATE
Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis combined on a sack of Matt Cassel to end the Chiefs' second possession.
Joseph Addai injured a hamstring on the club's second possession and is questionable to return.
Curtis Painter directed a 12-play, 80-yard touchdown to start the game, hitting five-of-five passes for 66 yards, including a 6t toss to Pierre Garcon. This is the second straight game the club had a score on its opening drive.
Kansas City won the coin toss and deferred its choice. Indianapolis got the ball. Kansas City defended the north goal.
COLTS PRE-GAME REPORT
Colts inactive players today:
Jeff Linkenbach starts at left tackle for Anthony Castonzo
Quinn Ojinnaka starts at right tackle for Jeff Linkenbach
Mike Pollak starts at right guard for Ryan Diem
Curtis Painter starts at quarterback for Peyton Manning
The window and roof are open. This marked the first time this season the roof and window were opened at the same time, and it marked the fourth time for both being open together in stadium history (2008: Chicago, Baltimore; 2009: Jacksonville). The roof was open also in 2008 against New England. In 2009, it was open also for Seattle, San Francisco and Houston. In 2010, it was open for the New York Giants.