The Colts were in the game until a conversion in the final couple minutes. Curtis Painter completed just 13 of 30 passes, but averaged over 20 yards per completion helped by a pair of long runs after the catch by Garçon.
The Colts defense had more trouble with LaGarrett Blount than previous runningbacks allowing 127 yards on 25 carries to Blount. While Josh Freeman passed 25 for 39, gaining 287 yards and scoring a TD vs no INTs.
The Manningless-Colts played a likely pretty good team down to the wire, this team isn’t more than a frisky bad team without Manning, but that shows real hope for the future.