The Indianapolis Colts looked to bounce back after a loss to the Browns the previous week. It didn't look pretty early on as Cincy ran up and down the field on the Colts, as Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow and running back Giovani Bernard both scored rushing touchdowns with the first quarter being all Cincinnati 14-0. The second quarter didn't help things either as Bengals starter Joe Mixon ran in another touchdown with the score now being 21-0. The Colts finally came to their senses as Phillip Rivers quickly went down the field, giving an end-around to tight end Trey Burton to get the Colts on the scoreboard 21-7. With Cincy, only able to answer with a field goal, the Colts took advantage of Rivers throwing not one but two touchdowns to Trey Burton and Zach Pascal with the score now neck and neck 24-21 going into the half.
The third quarter was a back and forth struggle as both teams were not able to do much offensively except for a Randy Bullock 55-yard field goal for Cincy to go up by 6 at the end of the third quarter. Right out of the gate the Colts took the lead as Rivers threw to tight end Jack Doyle from 14 yards out with the score being 28-27. It seemed like the Colts offense was on a roll in the second half while their defense was struggling to contain the Bengal offense. Phillip Rivers had his best day as a Colts going 29 for 44 for 371 yard and three touchdowns. Rivers' favorite target was wideout Marcus Johnson with five receptions for 108 yards. Late in the fourth, the Colts kicked a field goal to go up by four to end the game.
The Colts will be back in action this Sunday as they travel to play Detroit. Game time set for 1:00 pm on CBS.