FOXBOROUGH, Mass.–The Indianapolis Colts fell behind by 21 points against the New England Patriots Thursday night, fought back, but ultimately fell short 38-24.
Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck threw for 365 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. He threw two of those touchdowns to tight end Eric Ebron.
“We understand that the results need to show and we thought they would tonight. We had a great plan. We didn’t make enough plays to start that game off. When you’re behind, it’s tough,” Luck said.
The Patriots did most of their damage in the second quarter outscoring the Colts 17-3 to lead 24-3 at half. The Colts picked off Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady twice, but were also hurt by three of their own turnovers.
The Colts were severely depleted, missing seven players before the game, including their best receiver T.Y. Hilton. Several other Colts players also sustained injuries during the game.
“We just have to pick up the pieces. I still have a lot of belief and confidence in our players,” Colts Coach Frank Reich said.
“I feel like this adversity for how young we are is really good. It’ll pay off in the end. With the amount of experience these dudes are getting, I’m happy to be a part of it because it’ll only go up from here,” Ebron said.
The Colts dropped to 1-4. The Patriots improved to 3-2. Next up for the Colts is the New York Jets October 14.
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