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Colts vs. Saints Final Score: Colts comeback falls short as Saints win 27-21

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The Indianapolis Colts lost to the New Orleans Saints 27-21 today.

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The Colts looked absolutely terrible in the first half.  They started to come back in the second half and made things interesting.  The Colts lost to the Saints 27-21.  If that sounds familiar, it's because it should - we've seen that a lot from the Colts in recent years, and it happened again today.  The Colts scored 21 unanswered points to end the game, but it just wasn't enough to pull the game out.

They had their chances, though.  Unbelievably, they somehow had their chances.  The defense really stepped up in the second half against a Drew Brees-led offense.  The Saints punted ten times in the game and turned the ball over another time - that provided plenty of chances for the Colts.  Or then even the onside kick near the end of the game that was in Colt Anderson's hands.  The Colts had opportunities.

The main story of the game, honestly, was the offense's inability to do much of anything.  The numbers look better than might be expected based on that statement, but a lot of that was inflated due to their drives in the second half to try to comeback.  They had too many failed drives, sacks, penalties, bad throws by Luck, turnovers, etc.  It wasn't a great showing by the offense against the league's worst defense.

The MVP of the day today, as well as for the entire season, was Pat McAfee.  He was absolutely fantastic once again, punting ten times for an average of 51.7 yards, including a long of 61 (he also pinned a punt at the one yard line).  He also pulled off a perfect onside kick attempt, but the Colts couldn't pull it in.  McAfee was tremendous once again, and even though the Colts' offense wasn't doing anything, McAfee just kept producing.

Other than McAfee, however, there weren't a ton of positives from this game for the Colts.  This was a game that they needed to win, and instead they fell flat at home.  The Colts fall to 3-4 on the season with the undefeated Panthers and the undefeated Broncos up in the next two weeks.