The defense won this game for the Colts today. The Colts forced 5 turnovers in this game and that was the difference as the Colts didn’t do much on offense in this game. CB Kelvin Hayden led the way for the Colts’ D in this game with 9 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, 1 pass defensed and a interception that he returned 31 yards for a TD. CB Jacob Lacey pitched in with 9 tackles in this game. Safety Mike Newton (fumble recovery), DT Antonio Johnson (fumble recovery), LB Tyjuan Hagler (interception) and safety Aaron Francisco (interception) all made big plays in this game for the Colts’ D. The Bengals finished up with 72 yards rushing on 20 carries (3.6 ypc) and they also completed 31 of 42 passes for 269 yards as they had possession of the ball for 34:11.
Peyton Manning didn’t have the ball much in this game but he was working with a lot of short fields. He completed 20 of 36 passes for 185 yards with 0 TD passes and 0 INTs. Donald Brown (12 carries, 50 yards) and Javarris James (10 carries, 26 yards, TD) led the way on the ground for the Colts today. TE Jacob Tamme (7 rec, 73 yards), Pierre Garcon (5 rec, 37 yards), Brandon James (4 rec, 36 yards) and Reggie Wayne (3 rec, 34 yards) led the way in the passing game for the Colts today. The Colts finished up with 76 yards rushing on 22 carries (3.5 ypc) and they also completed 20 of 36 passes for 180 yards. The Colts are now 6-3 on the year.