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Colts and Chargers tied at 13 at halftime

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NFL: San Diego Chargers at Indianapolis Colts Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Colts got off to a quicker start today against the Chargers, but they’re still tied at 13 at halftime after a couple of bad Andrew Luck turnovers.

Indianapolis is dominating in many categories, such as total yards (they hold a 206 to 113 edge), rushing yards (77 to 13), passing yards (129 to 100), and time of possession (19:16 to 10:44), but the score is even. That’s because Luck had a really bad interception that the Chargers turned into three points, and then shortly before halftime he fumbled on a play that was dead anyway and the Chargers took it back for a score.

It was a first half of mixed results from Luck, as he completed 11 of 18 passes for 143 yards but also had the two turnovers. As hard as it is to believe, the run game and defense actually stepped up in the first half for Indy. Frank Gore rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, while the defense did a pretty good job overall (helped by some Chargers miscues), such as holding San Diego to a field goal following Luck’s pick.

The Colts had some success in the first half and could be leading at the half, but turnovers killed the Colts in the first half of the game. If they can get that fixed, however, they have a real shot at getting their first win of the season.