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Faster tempo allows Colts, Luck to hold off Bears 29-23


Faster tempo allows Colts, Luck to hold off Bears 29-23

Almost a decade later, his first Denver Broncos team went 8-8 in 2011 but 13-3 the following season. He also found the endzone on a 21-yard catch and run.

The offensive performer of the afternoon was easily Adam Vinatieri, who stayed ideal on the season with a staggering five more field goals.

Fresh off their 29-23 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the Chicago Bears have become a team that is flat-out impossible to figure out.

On to Houston: Perhaps this once again speaks to the veracity of the AFC South, but the 2-3 Colts head to Houston next Sunday with a share of the division lead on the line.

Five games. five games that all have been decided in the final few minutes. That left Hilton in single coverage, and Luck dropped in a flawless pass for the score.

It seems kind of silly to take up all that salary cap space with the franchise tag and only throw the ball to him six times a game.

But Chicago’s hopes for a comeback victory ended on the Indianapolis 28 with 57 seconds left to play when Hoyer’s pass intended for wide receiver Cameron Meredith fell incomplete on fourth-and-8.

Against an Indianapolis offensive line that has struggled this season, the lack of pass rush was glaring in the first half but got a little pickup when Akiem Hicks collapsed the pocket for a takedown of Luck in the third quarter.

The Bears couldn’t notch their second win of the season, but the Colts managed to fall into a victory despite Luck being largely left on his own to pull it out. His 39-yard burst with a kickoff set up a second-quarter field goal, and a 20-yard punt return in the third quarter jump-started another field-goal drive. It’s good to see Luck cut down on turnovers, even though it has led to him seeming a bit too careful at times. Hoyer kept his eyes centered on the middle of the field throughout the entire play, though.

One touchdown and two field goals is all the Colts have mustered in the first quarter, continuing a theme of slow starts under coach Chuck Pagano.

Hoyer is completing 69.1 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions, and this week he stares down a Colts’ defense allowing more than 7.5 yards per reception with only one interception in four games.

At the end of the third quarter, the Colts led the Bears 19-13. Including Sunday, Vinatieri has five field goals of 50 yards or more this season.

Rashaan Melvin has grown accustomed to being thrown into the fire.

Adam Vinatieri one of team’s most valuable players? He finished with 3 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 QB hit and 1.0 sack, the first sack of his career. Jordan Howard led in rushing with 111 yards in 23 carries.

The Bears had their best game against the run last week with Will Sutton in for Eddie Goldman and Mitch Unrein and Akiem Hicks all playing their best games of the year, and there’s a chance they’ll get Danny Trevathan back playing with a brace on his surgically-repaired thumb, which would be a huge upgrade. The NFL single-season record is eight. They are now tied for last place in the NFC with the Lions at 1 and 3, while Minnesota is takes the lead in the division with three wins.

-It’s a attractive fall Sunday in Indianapolis.

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Assuming that the Bears would want to engage in a trade, a player they will likely get in return is Ryan Tannehill.