Well, we're halfway through the third preseason game, and the New Orleans Saints lead the Indianapolis Colts 20-10 in the nationally televised game from Lucas Oil Stadium.
Simply put, the Colts have looked rusty, inconsistent, and just plain bad. There have been a ton of missed tackles, a huge lack of a pass rush, some missed plays in the run defense, some sub-par pass protection, some dropped passes, and some flat out bad passes from Andrew Luck.
The one highlight of the night was that Reggie Wayne returned. He was the last offensive starter announced, and he got a huge ovation from Colts fans, including the "Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!" chant. He made two catches tonight in two drives... but neither counted. The first offensive play of the game for the Colts went to Reggie, but was called back due to an offsides by T.Y. Hilton. The second catch by Reggie was nullified by a defensive penalty, so the Colts got the first down but Reggie's catch didn't count. Still, he got catches, got hit, and looked good. "Everything felt good, and that's what I expected," Reggie said when interviewed by CBS. "I felt pretty normal."
The other bright spot was the drive to end the half because, well, it featured the Andrew Luck we're used to. The offensive line was terrible, but Luck was great. He avoided pressure, threw on the run, bought time, and even gained yards with his feet while he made some great throws. The Colts capped the drive with a field goal, and was a fantastic drive from Andrew Luck.
Anyway, here's your open thread for the second half of the game.