The 2018 Indianapolis Colts and Colts VIP Tailgating season are officially underway! On Sunday, after the first official Colts VIP Tailgate presented by Hays + Sons of the season, the boys in blue were back where they belong at Lucas Oil Stadium, facing off against the I-74 neighbor Cincinnati Bengals.
Luck Back in Action
A sight for sore Colts fans’ eyes on Sunday, quarterback Andrew Luck was back in action for his first regular season game since the 2016-17 NFL season, and Luck did not disappoint.
1⃣2⃣ to 8⃣5⃣! pic.twitter.com/7q14gPv93o
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 9, 2018
Despite an early red zone interception, Luck seemed to settle in and had no trouble sharing his passes throughout the Colts offense.
Luck finished the game with a career-high 39 completions on 53 attempts, for 319 yards, two touchdowns and the lone interception.
A Familiar Result
Despite looking solid on offense in the first half, and the defense holding Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and the at-times explosive Bengals offense at bay, it seemed to be a tale of two halves for the Colts.
After jumping out to a 23-10 lead, the Bengals would end the game scoring 24 unanswered points, including an 83-yard scoop-and-score off a Jack Doyle fumble on a late Colts drive to seal the game, resulting in the Bengals walking away with a 34-23 victory.
However, for Colts fans, although a familiar result, the team remained positive following the game, with head coach Frank Reich and quarterback Andrew Luck maintaining that while a disappointing result, the team walked away with plenty of positives.
“We’ve got to improve. We have to improve.”
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 10, 2018
The Colts hit the road for their first away game of the 2018 season, heading to FedEx Field to face the 1-0 Washington Redskins.
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