An ugly injury to Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster overshadowed a close first half between the Bucs and Colts on Monday night.
Foster’s leg/foot bent backwards unnaturally for everyone to see. Teammates got emotional as Foster was fitted for an aircast and carted off the field. We’d be shocked if he played again this season.
The injury came during a good two minute drive by Josh Freeman that ultimately didn’t lead to points. For a second straight week in primetime, the Colts defense is keeping a game closer than expected.
The Colts lead 10-7 at halftime after a Bucs field goal was overturned because Tampa had 12 men on the field. Indianapolis scored their touchdown when Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib got out of position on an 87-yard touchdown catch by Colts wideout Pierre Garcon.
This game was billed as a chance for Freeman and the Bucs to show they belong on the national stage. America — and Tampa ticket buyers — could use a little more convincing.