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Colts Wrap Up Preseason With 13-6 Victory Over Bengals

The Indianapolis Colts (1-3) wrapped up their 2019 preseason schedule tonight with a 13-6 victory over the Cincinnati bengals (1-3) at Paul Brown Stadium. Here are the updates and highlights from tonight's game.


CINCINNATI — The Indianapolis Colts (1-3) wrapped up their 2019 preseason schedule tonight with a 13-6 victory over the Cincinnati bengals (1-3) at Paul Brown Stadium. Here are the updates and highlights from tonight's game.


— Bengals back on the board with a 38-yard field goal by Tristan Vizcaino. Colts lead 13-6 with 12:10 left in the fourth quarter. Credit Obum Gwacham with a nice sack on third down; Caraun Reid gets his props for a quality pressure, as well, while Carroll Phillips initially came buzzing off the edge.

— Colts injury updates: wide receiver Marcus Johnson (concussion) is OUT and cornerback Shakial Taylor is being evaluated for a concussion.

— On 4th and Goal from the 1-yard line with just more than three minutes remaining, the Colts stuff running back Quinton Flowers short of the end zone. Skai Moore with the tackle for loss, and Indy can essentially run the clock out and get a win to wrap up the preseason. Earlier in the drive, the Bengals appeared to find the end zone with a six-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jake Dolegala to Flowers. But the scoring play is automatically reviewed, and the officials find there was offensive pass interference on the play, nullifying the touchdown. First time you'll see that.

— The Colts wrap up the preseason with a 13-6 victory. They open the regular season Sept. 8 on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers.


— Carroll Phillips' monster preseason continues. He notches his second sack of the night — his second two-sack performance of the preseason — and knocks the ball out of quarterback Jake Dolegala's hands, completing the trifecta by recovering the fumble at the Cincinnati 16-yard line. Four plays later, Cole Hedlund connects on a 30-yard field goal to extend the Colts' lead to 10-3 with 6:53 left in the third quarter.

— INJURY UPDATE: Wide receiver Marcus Johnson is being evaluated for a possible concussion. Linebacker Skai Moore earlier left the game with a burner and was questionable to return.

— Cole Hedlund knocks in a 36-yard field goal to give the Colts a 13-3 lead with 2:55 left in the third quarter.

— Moore (burner) has returned to the game.


— Bengals strike first with a 22-yard Randy Bullock field goal. 3-0 Bengals at the 10:59 mark of the second quarter. After failing on its first attempt, Cincinnati makes Indianapolis pay for its turnover — a Chad Kelly interception — by going 91 yards in 12 plays and taking 5:49 off the clock on the scoring drive.

— The Colts use a big catch and run from second-round pick Parris Campbell — making his NFL debut tonight — to propel them to their first scoring drive of the game. Kelly found Campbell on a quick slant, and the speedy Ohio State product did the rest from there and was stopped 31 yards later at the Cincinnati 30. Six plays alter, on 3rd and 2 from the Cincinnati 7, Kelly rolled out to his left, faked a throw to tight end Ross Travis, which parted the seas for Kelly to run it in himself for his second rushing touchdown of the preseason. It's Colts 7, Bengals 3 with 5:50 left in the second quarter after that 10-play, 75-yard drive that took 5:09 off the clock.

— The Bengals (55-yard attempt by Tristan Vizczino) and Colts (45-yard attempt by Cole Hedlund) both miss field goal attempts on consecutive drives as the second quarter comes to a close.

— At halftime, the Colts lead the Bengals, 7-3.


— It's a back-and-forth quarter of action, but the Colts make a couple key mistakes. Indy forced Cincinnati into a second straight punt to open up its possessions, but Penny Hart muffs the return, which is recovered by the Bengals at the Indianapolis 31-yard line. The Colts are bailed out four plays later, however, when linebacker Zaire Franklin stuffs running back Rodney Anderson for a loss of two on 4th and 2 from the Indy 23. The Colts looked to have something going on the ensuing drive, but on the eighth play from the Cincinnati 35-yard line, quarterback Chad Kelly — making his second straight start to wrap up the preseason — is picked off by Bengals cornerback Darius Phillips at the Bengals' 5-yard line. Kelly was trying to find rookie wide receiver Parris Campbell — who is making his preseason debut after dealing with a hamstring injury the last few weeks — on the go route down the right sideline, but the pass attempt was underthrown.

— At the end of the first quarter, the Colts and Bengals are scoreless.


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