The Indianapolis Colts put forth an embarrassing effort at home against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The Colts failed in every phase of the game en route to the 30-14 blowout loss.
This was an afternoon Andrew Luck would like to forget. A fumbled snap, a stare down interception, and accuracy issues plagued him all afternoon. It was easily his worst outing of the season. Luck looked poised for a patented late game rally, but the Colts couldn’t get it together in the fourth quarter on either side of the ball.
Luck was 19-for-35 for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Luck also had two turnovers and was sacked six times while suffering an additional 12 hits.
Luck even had help this afternoon as Phillip Dorsett and Donte Moncrief returned to the lineup. Moncrief had been out since Week 2 with a fractured shoulder blade and Dorsett missed last week against the Titans with a hamstring injury.
Moncrief turned out to be Luck’s favorite target this afternoon. He hauled in four receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown. Moncrief had a big touchdown reception in crunch time as well, but it was negated by a holding call against the offensive line.
The normally outstanding T.Y. Hilton missed time today due to an apparent hamstring injury and didn’t seem to have his normal explosiveness. His first reception didn’t occur till late in the third quarter and was wiped out due to an offsides penalty by the Chiefs (as the Colts opted for 1st-and-5 over 2nd-and-5). A few drops contributed to an awful day from Hilton.
Defensively, the Colts kept it close for much of the afternoon but injuries piled up and the secondary came unglued at the worst moments. Chiefs QB Alex Smith was knocked out of the game twice with a concussion, leaving Nick Foles to pick apart the flagging secondary. At some point, coach Chuck Pagano is going to have to stop trusting this unit.
Overall, it was a poor effort by a Colts team that seems to look worse every week.
Up next, the Colts head north to face the Green Bay Packers.