The Indianapolis Colts actually got off to a fast start offensively, as they moved the ball well in the first half against the Chicago Bears and take a 16-13 lead into the break.
The Colts employed the up-tempo offense quite a bit in the first half and it seemed to work out very well. The offense racked up 243 yards of offense in the first half and averaged 7.1 yards per play, and Andrew Luck is playing very well. He completed 18 of 24 passes (75%) for 195 yards and a touchdown, while T.Y. Hilton accounted for the bulk of that production as he caught six passes for 117 yards in the first half.
The team would ideally have liked to be able to capitalize on more drives when it comes to touchdowns, but they scored on every drive thanks to three Adam Vinatieri field goals - taking him to 36 consecutive makes, passing himself for the second-longest such streak in Colts history.
Defensively, the Colts didn’t play as great. They gave up 228 yards and 13 points to the Bears, and former IU running back Jordan Howard has rushed for 79 yards on eight carries so far while also adding one catch for 18 yards. Brian Hoyer has completed 13 of 16 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown.
The Colts have the opportunity to go two-for-one, as they scored at the end of the first half and get the ball to start the second half. If they can keep their offense going in the second half, they should be in good shape to get their second win of the season.
Consider this your open thread for the second half of today’s game between the Colts and the Bears!