The Indianapolis Colts overcame a sluggish first half to dominate the second against the New York Giants. Andrew Luck retook his lead as the NFL’s top touchdown passer en rout to the Colts 40-24 victory.
Luck, who by his own high standards, overcame a sluggish first half to continue his record setting season. He threw his seventh straight 300-plus yard game with 354 yards. He also set a new career high in touchdown passes in a season at 26 after throwing four TDs Monday night.
The Colts held a 16-3 halftime lead, but exploded in the third quarter for 21 points to put the game away. Heading into the fourth quarter, the Giants had just 10 points.
The Giants managed to find the end zone late in the fourth quarter two times, but it was too late to matter at that point.
For most of the night, the Colts defense was the story. A week after giving up over 600 yards and 51 points to the Steelers, the Colts managed to hold the Giants to 24 points and 438 total yards.
Seven different receiver recorded multiple catches from Luck.
Not to be outdone, T.Y. Hilton had just three receptions, but they went for 71 yards and a touchdown.
On the ground, Ahmad Bradshaw had seven carries for 50 yards. He also had three receptions for 29 yards. Bradshaw was surprisingly kept out of the endzone against his former team.
Pat McAfee continued to be a special teams ace. He pinned the Giants inside the 10 yard line three times off his four punts.
The Colts improved to 6-3 this season, and the Giants dropped to 3-5.
It was a much needed win coming on the heels of an embarrassing loss to the Steelers last week. The Colts will have a Bye Week before they host the red hot New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football November 16th.