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Win Streak Reaches Five As Colts Defeat Dolphins, 27-24

The Indianapolis Colts (6-5) defeated the Miami Dolphins (5-6), 27-24, on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Here are the updates from today's game.


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts (6-5) defeated the Miami Dolphins (5-6), 27-24, on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Here are the updates from today's game.


— The Dolphins go 62 yards in nine plays, taking 4:55 off the clock, as Kenyan Drake finds the end zone from 14 yards out to extend Miami's lead to 24-14 with 13:36 left in the fourth quarter. A lot of poor tackling by the Colts on that drive, which helped the Dolphins gain yards in big chunks.

— Adam Vinatieri connects on a 46-yard field goal to pull the Colts within seven, 24-17, with 8:26 left in the fourth quarter.

— Injury update: running back Marlon Mack is being evaluated for a concussion.

— Andrew Luck to Eric Ebron for his second touchdown reception of the day, this time from 12 yards out. Ebron now has 11 receiving touchdowns on the season, tying Dallas Clark for the single-season franchise record by a tight end (according to CBS4's Mike Chappell). Colts have tied this thing up at 24 with 4:25 left in the fourth quarter after a seven-play, 89-yard drive that took 3:18 off the clock.

— Injury update: running back Marlon Mack downgraded to OUT.

— Adam Vinatieri — money. He connects from 32 yards out as time expires, and the Colts win their fifth straight with a 27-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Indy moves to 6-5 on the season; travels to take on Jacksonville next Sunday.


— Jason Sanders hits a 29-yard field goal to give the Dolphins a 17-14 lead with 9:14 left in the third quarter. Nice answer by the Indy defense after Miami had blocked a punt and started at the Colts' 42-yard line. In eight plays, the Dolphins could only get 31 yards.

— The Colts' sackless streak ends at 239 dropbacks, as Andrew Luck is sacked by Cam Wake, and fumbles (but it's picked up by center Evan Boehm). It's the first time Luck has been sacked since the first series Week 5 against the New England Patriots. But Adam Vinatieri's 48-yard field goal attempt is no good, and the Dolphins retain their 17-14 lead.

— At the end of the third quarter, the Dolphins lead the Colts, 17-14.


— Well, that was unusual. On 4th and 1 from the Miami 39-yard line, head coach Frank Reich sends in backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, with Andrew Luck lined up wide to the left. Brissett actually throws the ball to Luck for a four-yard gain and the first down. Six plays later, Luck, back in at quarterback, finds tight end Jack Doyle for a one-yard touchdown pass, and the Colts take a 14-7 lead with 1:49 left in the second quarter.

— Ryan Tannehill launches a deep pass down the left side of the field, but cornerback Pierre Desir, in one-on-one coverage against Leonte Carroo, is unable to knock the ball down. Instead, Carroo skies and nabs the ball at its highest point, and sprints into the end zone for a 74-yard touchdown play, tying the game at 14 with a minute left in the first half.

— Cornerback Xavien Howard picks off Andrew Luck on the Colts' very next play after the Miami touchdown, as the Colts were looking to find T.Y. Hilton for a big gain along the right sideline. And then safety Mike Mitchell forces a fumble on Miami's next play, which is picked up by defensive tackle/end Denico Autry. And then Luck is picked off, again, by Howard, again, on their next play. The Dolphins take a knee to end the first half with the score tied at 14.


— The Dolphins had gone nine quarters without a quarterback tossing a touchdown pass — until their first drive Sunday against the Colts. Ryan Tannehill, making his return to the lineup after missing five games with a shoulder injury, finds running back Kenyan Drake for a 33-yard touchdown pass, as the Dolphins take an early 7-0 lead with 12:22 left in the first quarter. Miami needed just six plays to go 75 yards.

— Injury update: linebacker Darius Leonard (knee) is questionable to return. He went down on the very first play of the game.

— The Colts respond with a five-play, 75-yard drive of their own that takes just 2:45 off the clock, as Andrew Luck finds tight end Eric Ebron for a sensational 14-yard touchdown. It's Ebron's 10th receiving touchdown of the season, and 11th overall, as he continues to lead all NFL tight ends in both categories. This game is tied at 7-all with 9:37 left in the first quarter.

— A sigh of relief for the Colts: linebacker Darius Leonard has returned to the game after suffering a knee injury the first play of the game.

— At the end of the first quarter, the Colts and the Dolphins are tied at 7.


The following players are inactive for today's 2018 Week 12 matchup against the Miami Dolphins at Lucas Oil Stadium:

• TE Mo Alie-Cox

• T/G Denzelle Good

• TE Ryan Hewitt

• C Ryan Kelly

• DT Hassan Ridgeway

• TE Erik Swoope

• RB Jonathan Williams

Lineup changes

The Colts are expecting the following lineup changes today:

— Evan Boehm is expected to start at center in place of Ryan Kelly.

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