Maybe a little extra motivation for the Colts in this one as they welcomed Peyton Manning and Edgerrin James to Lucas Oil Stadium for the two to receive their Hall of Fame rings. But the Colts had a tough challenge ahead of them. Taking on one of the top teams in the league, the LA Rams.
Similar to last week the Colts started off the game with a long drive, that included a beautiful mix of run and pass. Also similar to last week the drive would not end in a touchdown. This week it would end with a sack on 4th a goal. The Rams took the ball straight back down the field and lead the game 7-0 at the end of the 1st.
The Colts’ redzone struggles wouldn’t get much better. Later in the 1st half the Colts had another long drive deep into Rams’ territory that would end on an interception on a shovel pass to jack Doyle. Despite all of this, the Colts only trailed 10-6 at halftime.
An exciting 3rd quarter got the crowd back into the game and the Colts trailed by 3. After back-and-forth touchdowns and field goals the Colts still trailed by 3 and had the ball with 2 minutes to try to tie or win the game. However, it wasn’t Carson Wentz that came out to lead the drive, it was Jacob Eason. Wentz suffered an ankle injury that kept him sidelined for the remainder of the game. Eason threw an interception on his second throw and the Colts would lose 24-27.
Next up for Indy is 3 straight road games. They’ll head to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans next week.