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Colts News: All losses hurt but 2018 Colts appear to be competitive

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All losses hurt, but these revamped Colts appear to be competitive – The Athletic
Instead the Colts' locker room, you did not hear despair. You instead heard regret. And there’s an important distinction.

Andrew Luck Shines In Regular Season Return
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck left no doubt about his well being as he impressed in his return to regular season action Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Andrew Luck Emotional, Efficient In Return To Regular Season Football | 1070 the Fan

Andrew Luck’s return to NFL regular season football saw so much of the old No. 12, but there was one obvious difference.

Andrew Luck returns, gives Colts hope in frustrating loss vs. Bengals
Colts lose 34-23 vs. Bengals but Andrew Luck, Frank Reich and young roster flash promise

Colts Notebook: Luck sees bright side in defeat | Colts |
The smile on Andrew Luck's face might have looked out of place Sunday afternoon. But only if you haven't followed the quarterback's plight over the past 20 months.

5 Things Learned: New Season, Same Story In Colts Season-Opening Loss To Bengals | 1070 the Fan

The Colts had a double-digit lead past the midway point of the third quarter on Sunday afternoon, before the Bengals scored 24 unanswered points to win the game. What did we learn from the 34-23 loss?

By The Numbers: Bengals 34, Colts 23
Check out a list of stats and notes from the Indianapolis Colts’ 2018 Week 1 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Andrew Luck shoulders blame as Colts lose NFL opener vs. Bengals 34-23
Indianapolis Colts begin Frank Reich era in familiar fashion, blowing a lead with stupid plays and baffling coaching moves in a 34-23 loss to Bengals.

Like last year’s model, Andrew Luck, new-look Colts unable to finish | FOX59
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Change was in the air, even under the roof at Lucas Oil Stadium. New head coach. New offense that might take sharing the football to the extremes. New defense that’s supposed to give up yards but tighten the screws in the shadow of the goal line.

First Impressions: Colts Fall To The Bengals’s Andrew Walker takes a closer look at the Indianapolis Colts’ 34-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in their 2018 regular season opener Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Late fumble spoils Andrew Luck's impressive return as Colts lose
Andrew Luck made an impressive return in his first regular-season start in 20-plus months with 319 passing yards and two touchdowns, but Jack Doyle's late fumble spoiled a potential game-winning drive in the fourth quarter to put a damper on his night.

Slip, Sliding Away: Late Doyle fumble seals Colts' fate in season-opening loss | Colts |
It should have been a storybook ending.

KRAVITZ: Emotional Luck impresses in his long-awaited return, but the Colts collapse late - again - Bob Kravitz - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
We've been telling you the entire preseason: This is a different Andrew Luck.

Andrew Luck Confirms 2016 Snowboarding Accident | 1070 the Fan

On Sunday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed that Andrew Luck injured the AC joint in his right shoulder during a 2016 snowboarding accident.

KRAVITZ BLOG: Luck says he's done snowboarding after revelation he injured his shoulder in 2016 - Bob Kravitz - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
Andrew Luck is done snowboarding. Or heli-skiing. Or tightrope-walking. Or whatever activity that might be viewed by rational humans as potentially harmful to his health of well-being.


Week 1: Colts vs Bengals | Colts |
The Colts opened their 2018 season at home against the Bengals with the much-anticipated return of quarterback Andrew Luck. But Cincinnati played the spoiler, walking away with 34-23 win.