By The Numbers: Broncos 25, Colts 13
December 15, 2017 06:17 AM |
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts fell to 3-11 on the season after their 25-13 loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Here's a list of stats and notes from the matchup, courtesy of Colts PR:

> Quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed 17-of-30 passes for 158 yards totaling a 71.2 passer rating. He also added five carries for 18 yards and one touchdown.

> Following a Colts takeaway on Denver's opening drive, Brissett led the team on a seven-play, 50-yard scoring drive capped by his seven-yard rushing touchdown. It was the team's first touchdown on their opening offensive drive dating back to a Week 9 victory at Houston.
> Brissett's rushing touchdown was his fourth of the season, which is tied for the second most in franchise history by a quarterback in a single year (Andrew Luck, 5 in 2012).

> Tight end Jack Doyle led the team in receiving with seven receptions for 47 yards.

> With seven receptions, Doyle surpassed Jacob Tamme (67) for the third-most receptions by a tight end in a single season in Colts history.

> Running back Frank Gore tallied 10 carries for 31 yards and added three receptions for 37 yards.

> With 68 total yards, Gore became the second player in NFL history with 12 consecutive seasons of 1,000-plus yards from scrimmage, one behind Emmitt Smith's NFL record of 13 consecutive years (1990-2002).

> Inside linebacker Antonio Morrison led the team with 12 tackles (four solo) and safety Matthias Farley contributed with 10 stops.

> Cornerback Kenny Moore totaled six tackles (three solo), one interception and two passes defensed.

> Moore intercepted his first career pass when he stepped in front of a Trevor Siemian ball on Denver's opening drive. He returned the INT 25 yards to give Indianapolis possession at the 50-yard line. The turnover led to a Colts touchdown.

> Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins posted five tackles (three solo), 1.0 sack and one quarterback hit.

> Hankins contributed with his second sack of the season in the first quarter.

> Outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard compiled four tackles (two solo), 1.0 sack, 1.0 tackle for loss and two quarterback hits.

> Sheard logged the team's third sack of the game and number 5.5 of his season when he dropped Brock Osweiler for a two-yard loss in the second quarter.

> Outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo finished with three solo tackles, 1.0 sack, 1.0 tackle for loss and one quarterback hit.

> Mingo recorded his first sack of the season and his first since 2014 when he brought down Trevor Siemian for a 10-yard loss in the first quarter. The sack led to a field goal attempt which was missed by Brandon McManus.

> Kicker Adam Vinatieri converted 2-of-2 field goals and one PAT for seven points against the Broncos.

> Vinatieri gave the Colts a 10-0 lead with his 45-yard field goal in the second quarter. He then extended the team's lead to 13-7 with a 39-yard conversion in the third quarter.
> Vinatieri needs nine points to reach 100 for the season and extend his NFL record to 20 season with 100-plus points.

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