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Colts ride their defense to a 13-6 halftime lead

Dwight Freeney, Cory Redding, Antonio Johnson AP

It hasn’t been the prettiest of halves for Andrew Luck and the Colts offense, but their defense has helped keep the Bills from doing much of anything about it.

The Colts helped force Ryan Fitzpatrick into a 6-for-15 half throwing the ball and they got a punt return touchdown from T.Y. Hilton to put them on top 13-6 as the teams take their halftime break. One of the biggest stands for the defense came after Andrew Luck was intercepted by Justin Rogers to give the Bills the ball near midfield. Robert Mathis came up with a sack on third down after a short drive to push the Bills out of field goal position.

Luck would get Rogers back on the final drive of the half when a throw to Reggie Wayne led to a pass interference penalty on Rogers. Two more completions to Wayne and a very well-timed spike by Luck would get Adam Vinatieri on the field with one second to go. His field goal extended the lead and gave the Colts a little more breathing room.

That final drive was put in motion with thanks to the Bills, who chose to have Fitzpatrick throw twice from the shadow of his own end zone on the preceding drive. Both were incomplete, allowing the Colts to hold onto a timeout they needed after a pass to Wayne fell short of the end zone just before Vinatieri’s kick.

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5 Responses to “Colts ride their defense to a 13-6 halftime lead”
  1. acgorski says: Nov 25, 2012 2:51 PM

    Chan Gailey is by far the worst coach in the nfl when it comes to executing in the red zone.

  2. cash804 says: Nov 25, 2012 2:57 PM

    Andrew Leaf…

  3. giantsfanlewis says: Nov 25, 2012 2:57 PM

    You forgot to mention the missed fumble that wasn’t reviewed.

  4. my2cents27 says: Nov 25, 2012 4:21 PM

    Will anyone give Bruce Arians any credit?? I think he has proven what a great HC he would make in the National Football League. He is much better than Tomlin imo.

  5. tdrundmc says: Nov 25, 2012 4:26 PM

    You can give me a thumbs down but Bruce Arians is a moron and he’s a lousy offensive coordinator as well as a head coach.

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