Colts Game Recap: Week 2 vs. Cardinals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 17: Jacoby Brissett /

The Colts bounced back from last week’s embarrassing performance and saw plenty of positive signs from quarterback Jacoby Brissett, but it wasn’t enough to get their first win of the season.

The Colts came out on fire as they tried to avenge their Week 1 loss to the Rams and held a 10-0 lead after the first quarter.

The Cardinals then outscored them 13-3 over the next three quarters, but Phil Dawson missed a field goal as time expired to give the Colts a second chance in overtime.

Indianapolis got the ball first in overtime giving Jacoby Brissett his third chance to lead a game-winning drive, but he threw an interception on first down and Phil Dawson made a 30-yard field goal to give the Colts their second loss to open the season.

Brissett played well for most of the game completing 20 of 37 passes for 216 yards, but he couldn’t get the job done at the end of the game in his first start with the Colts. Jack Doyle quickly became his favorite target catching 8 balls for 79 yards on the day.

Brissett didn’t get much help from the running game on Sunday as they averaged 2.6 yards per carry on 29 rush attempts.

However, the defense played way above their heads today as they were missing two starters in the secondary and two of their top three linebackers.

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They executed a bend but don’t break defense for much of the day giving up only 13 points in regulation. Malik Hooker got his first career interception and fellow rookie cornerback Quincy Wilson looked good for most of the day.

The Colts couldn’t make enough important plays at the end of the game, and they looked tight under pressure. This was a good learning experience for a young team, but it’s a painful way to go to 0-2 on the year.