The Colts traveled to Chicago this past Sunday, with having the number one defense in their pocket. They played a Bears team that had just switched quarterbacks, having Nick Foles take over the reigns of the offense. Both teams struggled early in the first half, having three and outs on their opening drives. The second drive was quite different when Phillip Rivers threw a 13-yard touchdown to Mo Alie- Cox, giving the Colts a 7-0 lead in the whole first quarter. The second quarter was all special teams for the Colts as Rodrigo Blankenship kicked two chip-shot field goals to go up 13 - 3 at the half.
The second half was all of the same, the Colts defense held Chicago to three and outs and kept them to only 27 yards rushing the whole game. Chicago tried to rally late, but Foles threw an interception to Colts corner Xavier Rhoads late in the third. Which lead to another field goal with the score now being 16-3 at the end of the third.
Although Chicago did score at the end of the game putting the score to 19-11 it wasn’t enough for another comeback. Phillip Rivers played game manager again going 16 for 29 for 190 yards and a touchdown. Johnathan Taylor also ran for 17 carries for 68 yards which was big when it came to time of possession against Chicago. The Colts defense was the biggest highlight in the game, virtually not allowing Chicago any offensive points nor productivity except in the closing minutes.
The Colts will be back in action this Sunday as they travel to face the (3-1) Cleveland Browns. Game time set for 4:25 pm ET on CBS.