Colts Fall To Eagles, 20-16

The Indianapolis Colts (1-2) fell to the Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) 20-16 today at Lincoln Financial Field. Here's some top highlights from today's game.

Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck in action during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA — The Indianapolis Colts (1-2) fell to the Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) 20-16 today at Lincoln Financial Field. Here's some top highlights from today's game:


— Adam Vinatieri makes some history. His third field goal of the day ties Morten Andersen for the most made field goals in NFL history (565), and the Colts lead 16-13 with 14:22 left in the fourth quarter.

— Philadelphia takes 11:18 and 17 plays to get into the end zone on a four-yard touchdown run by Wendell Smallwood and take a 20-16 lead with 3:02 left in the fourth quarter. Four penalties on the Colts on that drive — four.

— On 4th and 3 from the Philadelphia 4-yard line, Andrew Luck is sacked by defensive end Derek Barnett with 1:13 left in the fourth quarter. Turnover on downs, and the Eagles will try to run the rest of this one out.

— FINAL: The Colts fall to 1-2 on the year with a 20-16 loss to the Eagles.


— The Eagles go three-and-out on their opening possession of the second half. Jabaal Sheard, on a strong bull rush, gets his hand on the Carson Wentz pass attempt on third down to force the punt. Second time Sheard has dominated on a bullrush today.

— Adam Vinatieri's 35-yard field goal ties the game at 10 with 9:41 left in the third quarter. The Colts had a chance at a touchdown on 3rd and 4 from the Philadelphia 17-yard line, but Andrew Luck's pass bounced off the hands of a diving Chester Rogers in the end zone. Big play on the drive was a 4th and 2 toss play to running back Jordan Wilkins that went for five yards. Frank Reich didn't even hesitate about keeping his offense out on the field.

— Anthony Walker steps in front of the Carson Wentz pass for the interception, giving the Colts the ball right back at the Philadelphia 17-yard line. The Colts then take their first lead of the game, 13-10, after a 31-yard field goal for Vinatieri. He's one field goal away from tying Morten Andersen for the most made field goals in NFL history. 8:23 left in the third quarter.

— Injury update: Right tackle Joe Haeg (ankle) is out.

— Colts' defense bends, but doesn't break. Jake Elliott hits the 24-yard field goal to tie the game at 13 with 2:50 left in the third quarter.

— What a play by the Colts' defense. Margus Hunt with the sack, strips the ball and recovers the ball at the Philly 13. Career year for Hunt continues.

— At the end of the third quarter, the Colts and Eagles are tied at 13.


— Injury update: Joe Haeg goes down for the Colts. Denzelle Good enters the game at right tackle.

—Jake Elliott hits a 33-yard field goal, and the Eagles retake the lead, 10-7, with 3:09 left in the second quarter.

— Injury update: Haeg is back in the game at right tackle for the Colts.

— At halftime, the Eagles lead the Colts, 10-7.


— Eagles dominate on opening drive, going 79 yards in 12 plays and taking 5:07 off the clock. At the 7:10 mark of the first quarter, it's Eagles 7, Colts 0. The Colts, who received the opening kickoff, faced a 3rd and 1 on their first drive, but a false start penalty knocked them back five yards, and then they couldn't convert on 3rd and 6 to open up with a three-and-out.

— After another three-and-out for the Indy offense, its defense finally shows some life: stuff for a loss of three on the run; Darius Leonard bats down a pass on 2nd and 13. Then Kemoko Turay bursts through for his first-career sack on third down.

Jake Elliott's 55-yard field goal attempt is no good. Eagles remain on top, 7-0, with 2:16 left in the first quarter. Again, though, some life from the Indy defense.

— Andrew Luck to Ryan Grant, five-yard touchdown. What a grab by Grant, who had one-on-one coverage on the left side. The Colts used the playaction to running back Nyheim Hines as a solid decoy. It was a six-play, 55-yard drive (aided by a 33-yard pass interference penalty). Colts, Eagles tied at 7 with 24 seconds left.


The following players are inactive for today's 2018 Week 3 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field:

• DT/DE Denico Autry

• T Anthony Castonzo

• TE Jack Doyle

• G Mark Glowinski

• RB Marlon Mack

• DT Hassan Ridgeway

• CB Quincy Wilson


— Le'Raven Clark is expected to start at left tackle in place of Castonzo.

— Jordan Wilkins is expected to start at running back in place of Mack.

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