The first half of today’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs was filled with a lot of poor play from the home team, as the Colts trail 17-7 at halftime.
It was the worst half of the season for Indy’s offense and Andrew Luck, as Luck completed just 9 of 17 passes for 103 yards, a touchdown, and a pick in the first half. He also lost a fumble, while his interception led to the Chiefs scoring seven points a few plays later near the end of the first half. And on a number of his throws he was errant and missing receivers. Of course, he didn’t have much help from his offensive line either, as he was hit six times and sacked twice in the first half - and that doesn’t even account for the pressures. The Colts’ lone score came on a tremendous play by Frank Gore, as he caught a short pass and took it 18 yards for the touchdown, breaking a tackle in the process. But overall, it was a rough half for the offense.
The defense struggled at times, but they did well enough. They did get torched by backup quarterback Nick Foles and by tight end Travis Kelce, but they also held the Chiefs at some other points.
There’s still a lot of ballgame left, and the Colts have done a good job in the second halves of games this year, so it’s not over yet. But if they hope to get the win, they’ll need to play much better in the second half than they did in the first half. Either way, here’s your open thread for the second half of today’s game.