New England, PA — The Indianapolis Colts keep on winning! They have won 5 straight games and are one of four teams still undefeated in the season. It was a great performance by the defense, meanwhile the offense struggled to perform.

Even though the Colts scored 30+ points against the New England Patriots, the Colts defense, at times, looked scared and un-syncronized. The acquisition of Jarrad Davis to the team had everyone believing that the defense would improve even more but he struggled to perform in the game. Also, Charles Tapper played his first game of the season after being signed from Free Agency before the game against the Patriots.

While the new players struggled on defense, Golden Tate III made his presence known in the game by catching a long TD from Andrew Luck and had a good overall game. As a whole however, the offense struggled against a great New England defense.

In the end the Indianapolis Colts defense showed up. They intercepted Patriots back-up QB Danny Etling 3 times and sacked him 4 times in the game. The biggest play of the game and a turning point was just seconds before the first half ended. Etling orchestrated a great drive and ended up in the Colts end zone. However, the Colts defense expected the ball to be going to Rob Gronkowski and in fact it was, a great acrobatic dive from SS Matthias Farley saved the Colts. The game at that point was 21-9 and a touchdown would of made the game even closer.

When all was said and done the Colts came away victorious with a final score of 31-23.

The new Colts’  players will have more practice and time to get acquainted with their new system, so expect them to perform better against next week’s rivals, the New York Jets. A team that has not won a game in the season.

SCORE
31
Colts
Team Stats
PENALTIES 3
PENALTY YARDS 15
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 10
3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY 2 - 5 , 40.0%
4TH DOWN EFFICIENCY 0 - 0 , 0.0%
2 POINT CONVERSIONS 0 - 0 , 0.0%
TRIPS TO RED ZONE 4
RED ZONE TOUCHDOWNS 3
RED ZONE FIELD GOALS 1
RED ZONE EFFICIENCY 100.0%
DEFENSIVE SACKS 4
DEFENSIVE FORCED FUMBLES 0
DEFENSIVE FORCED FUMBLES RECOVERED 0
Passing
PLAYER QBR COM / ATT PCT YDS TD INT SCK
A.Luck 128.5 12 / 14 85.7 194 2 1 2
Rushing
PLAYER LG TD YDS ATT
C.Michael 21 0 35 3
M.Mack 23 1 56 14
J.Doyle 0 0 0 0
T.Hilton 4 0 4 1
E.Ebron 0 0 0 0
A.Luck 7 1 2 6
Receiving
PLAYER REC AVG YDS YAC TDS DPS
M.Mack 4 6.3 33 25 0 0
J.Doyle 2 15.0 36 30 1 0
G.Tate III 3 7.0 70 21 1 0
T.Hilton 2 3.0 28 6 0 0
E.Ebron 1 16.0 27 16 0 0
Kicking
PLAYER FGA FGM AVG LNG 50+ ATT 50+ M XPA XPM XP%
A.Vinatieri 1 1 100.0% 25 0 0 4 4 100.0%
R.Sanchez 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 0.0%
Defense
PLAYER TKL SCK INT FF FFR TD PD
Q.Wilson 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 2
M.Hunt 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
C.Moore 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
C.Geathers 5 0.0 1 0 0 0 0
D.Leonard 3 0.0 1 0 0 0 0
K.Turay 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
P.Desir 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
N.Goode 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
J.Davis 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Hooker 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 1
D.Autry 3 2.0 0 0 0 0 0
A.Woods 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Farley 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0
Punting
PLAYER PUNTS BLOCKS YDS AVG IN20 TB LNG
R.Sanchez 1 0 45 24.000 0 0 45
SCORE
23
Patriots
Team Stats
PENALTIES 4
PENALTY YARDS 35
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 18
3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY 5 - 8 , 62.5%
4TH DOWN EFFICIENCY 0 - 1 , 0.0%
2 POINT CONVERSIONS 0 - 0 , 0.0%
TRIPS TO RED ZONE 4
RED ZONE TOUCHDOWNS 3
RED ZONE FIELD GOALS 0
RED ZONE EFFICIENCY 75.0%
DEFENSIVE SACKS 2
DEFENSIVE FORCED FUMBLES 0
DEFENSIVE FORCED FUMBLES RECOVERED 0
Passing
PLAYER QBR COM / ATT PCT YDS TD INT SCK
D.Etling 66.8 21 / 35 60.0 264 2 3 4
Rushing
PLAYER LG TD YDS ATT
D.Etling 13 0 51 6
S.Michel 9 1 26 8
J.White 3 0 3 1
J.Gordon 0 0 0 0
R.Burkhead 4 0 4 1
C.Hogan 0 0 0 0
P.Dorsett 0 0 0 0
Receiving
PLAYER REC AVG YDS YAC TDS DPS
S.Michel 1 2.0 7 2 0 0
J.White 5 6.0 65 30 0 1
J.Gordon 5 5.8 68 29 1 1
D.Allen 1 1.0 5 1 0 0
R.Gronkowski 3 0.3 39 1 1 0
C.Hogan 5 4.0 73 20 0 0
P.Dorsett 1 5.0 7 5 0 1
Kicking
PLAYER FGA FGM AVG LNG 50+ ATT 50+ M XPA XPM XP%
S.Gostkowski 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 3 3 100.0%
Defense
PLAYER TKL SCK INT FF FFR TD PD
S.Gilmore 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0
P.Chung 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
D.McCourty 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
E.Roberts 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
D.Rivers 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0
J.McCourty 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Kendricks 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
J.Bentley 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
D.Harmon 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
T.Flowers 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
D.Hightower 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
N.Grigsby 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
K.Van Noy 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Punting
PLAYER PUNTS BLOCKS YDS AVG IN20 TB LNG
R.Allen 2 0 114 47.000 1 1 63