Colts Wrap Up Preseason With 27-26 Victory Over Bengals

The Indianapolis Colts (2-1) are taking on the Cincinnati Bengals (3-0) in today's preseason Week 4 matchup at Paul Brown Stadium. Follow along here for in-game updates.

Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin (33) runs the ball in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

CINCINNATI —It's time for the Indianapolis Colts (2-1) to take on the Cincinnati Bengals (3-0) in tonight's preseason finale at Paul Brown Stadium.

Be sure to follow along here for live in-game updates:


— 13:02: The Bengals extend their lead to 26-14 with a 21-yard Jonathan Brown field goal.

— 6:06: Phillip Walker is dealing. He throws a missile to tight end Erik Swoope for a seven-yard touchdown. Colts trail the Bengals, 26-21. Walker: 14-of-23 passing for 185 yards and a touchdown.

— 1:12: Walker finds Cobi Hamilton for a 28-yard touchdown pass to give the Colts a 27-26 lead; the two-point try falls incomplete. The big play of the drive was a 39-yard completion to tight end Ross Travis, who was injured on the play along the right sideline.

— FINAL: Colts defeat the Bengals, 27-26, to conclude preseason play with a 3-1 record.


— Injury update: Defensive end Tarell Basham (knee) has been downgraded to out.

— 11:33: Running back Branden Oliver with a nice comeback from an earlier lost fumble. He has a run of 32 yards to get the Colts to the Cincinnati 14-yard line, and then, after a nice third-down conversion scramble run by quarterback Phillip Walker gets a goal-to-goal situation, Oliver punches it in from two yards out. Colts cut the Bengals' lead to 20-14.

— 6:16: Bengals extend their lead to 23-14 with a 21-yard field goal from Jonathan Brown.

— At the end of the third quarter, the Bengals lead the Colts, 23-14.


— 12:11: Jacoby Brissett connects with wide receiver Zach Pascal for a two-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 7. Pascal now has two receiving touchdowns on the preseason, and continues to make a strong push to be on the 53-man roster. That scoring drive, by the way? Eighteen plays, 75 yards, 9:33 off the clock. That's a monster. The Colts at one point were facing a 1st and 28 due to a few penalties, but an illegal use of hands call on the Bengals — drawing an automatic first down — bailed them out.

— 8:25: Another Colts turnover, another Bengals touchdown. Branden Oliver fumbles on his first touch of the preseason for the Colts, and Cincinnati recovers it and runs it to the Indianapolis 3-yard line. Two plays later, Mark Walton runs it in from one yard out; after a missed extra-point attempt, the Bengals take a 13-7 lead.

— Injury update: Colts running back Christine Michael was evaluated for a concussion and cleared to return to the game, according to Colts Communications.

— Injury update: Defensive end Tarrell Basham is questionable to return with a knee injury.

— 0:02: A 20-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Driskel to Josh Malone gives the Bengals a 20-7 lead. It was a 13-play, 85-yard drive for the home team.

— At halftime, the Bengals lead the Colts, 20-7.


— The Colts won the opening coin toss and elected to defer to the second half, sending the opening kickoff the Bengals' way. Rigoberto Sanchez, Pierre Desir and Jacoby Brissett out at midfield as captains for this one.

— 11:55: Running back Robert Turbin fumbles, and it's recovered by the Bengals' Brandon Bell at the Cincinnati 41-yard line. Turbin got the start at running back tonight, which will be his final action until at least Week 5 of the regular season as he soon begins serving his four-game suspension.

— 6:50: The Bengals make the Colts pay for the turnover. On a 10-play, 59-yard drive (with five first downs), Cincinnati takes 4:55 off the clock to find the end zone with a one-yard touchdown run by Tra Carson. The Bengals take a 7-0 lead.

— At the end of the first quarter, the Bengals lead the Colts, 7-0.

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