Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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13
CIN
6
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CIN 03036

Game Information
Location: Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance: 35,247

CINCINNATI (AP) With a plucky showing by their backups, the Colts wrapped up an unsettling preseason and moved on from Andrew Luck.

Now, it's time for the rested regulars to see what they can do without their longtime leader.

A pair of quarterbacks who were low on the depth chart before Luck's retirement led Indianapolis to a 13-6 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night, the Colts' only preseason win.

Luck retired a week earlier after a 27-17 loss to Chicago, frustrated by his inability to get healthy. His postgame announcement severely dented the Colts' playoff chances and elevated Jacoby Brissett - 4-11 as a starter with Indianapolis - to lead the offense.

Brissett had a lot of company as he watched from the sideline Thursday. There were large swaths of empty seats as both teams rested their starters and key backups for the final preseason game.

For the Colts, it was a chance to assess Brissett's backups.

"We're evaluating all options as you would expect," coach Frank Reich said. "That'll play out the next couple of days."

Chad Kelly must serve a two-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. He started and scrambled 7 yards for a touchdown in the first half, going 13 of 16 for 138 yards with an interception on an underthrown pass.

Kelly signed with the Colts in May after pleading guilty to a second-degree trespassing charge. He was arrested last October after entering the home of someone he didn't know following a Halloween party.

Phillip Walker, who spent the past two seasons on the Colts' practice squad, played the second half and was 8 of 16 for 90 yards.

Third-round pick Parris Campbell made his debut and caught three passes for 42 yards. He missed most of training camp and the first three preseason games with a hamstring injury. His 31-yard catch and run set up Kelly's touchdown scramble.

"I felt like myself again," Campbell said. "Those are plays I'm used to making."

The Bengals rested Andy Dalton and backup Ryan Finley, a fourth-round pick who won the No. 2 job with his strong showings in the first three preseason games. Jake Dolegala played the entire game and was 28 of 43 for 254 yards.

Bengals first-year coach Zac Taylor used one word to describe the preseason: "Necessary."

The Bengals' starting offense was erratic during a 1-3 preseason while adjusting to a new playbook.

"There were times we showed flashes we have the ability to score points," tight end C.J. Uzomah said. "At certain times, it's the preseason, we needed to work out the kinks."

ONLY WIN

The Colts avoided their first winless preseason since 2014, when they eventually lost to New England in the AFC championship game.

NO SHOWS

The Bengals distributed 35,247 tickets for the game, the smallest crowd for any of the 28 preseason games between the Colts and Bengals. The previous low was 39,520 for the fourth preseason game last year, when the Colts also played at Paul Brown Stadium.

NICE DEBUT

Campbell was targeted four times and had three catches. His 42 yards receiving led the team.

"It was great for his confidence," Reich said. "He looked good. It was really good for him to get out there and get a half of football in."

OFF TARGET

Cincinnati's Tristan Vizcaino made field goals of 22 and 38 yards, but he hit the left upright on a 55-yard try and was wide left from 37 yards. Indianapolis' Cole Hedlund was good from 30 and 36 yards, and he was wide right from 45 yards.

SEEKING FIRST WIN

The Bengals lost both of their home preseason games under Taylor. His first chance to get a home regular-season win will be Sunday, Sept. 15 against San Francisco. Cincinnati plays three of its first four games on the road.

FRUSTRATIONG FINISH FOR BENGALS

The Bengals had a 6-yard touchdown pass wiped out by an offensive pass interference on Mason Schreck with 4:01 left. The drive ended with Quinton Flowers dropped for a loss on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line.

INJURIES

Colts: WR Marcus Johnson sustained a concussion in the third quarter after he was hit hard on a 17-yard catch.

Bengals: Rookie RB Rodney Anderson hurt his right knee in the first half and didn't return. The sixth-round pick missed most of last season at Oklahoma with a knee injury. ... LB Malik Jefferson was ill and didn't play.

UP NEXT

Colts: Open at the Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Bengals: Open at Seattle on Sept. 8.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Colts Bengals
No scoring this quarter.

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Colts Bengals
10:59 Tristan Vizcaino 22 yd FG 0 3
05:50 Chad Kelly 7 yd run (Cole Hedlund kick) 7 3

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Colts Bengals
06:53 Cole Hedlund 30 yd FG 10 3
02:55 Cole Hedlund 36 yd FG 13 3

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Colts Bengals
12:10 Tristan Vizcaino 38 yd FG 13 6

Team Stats
  Indianapolis Cincinnati
1st Downs 18 16
Total Yards 314 312
Passing 218 227
Passing Completions/Attempts 21-32 27-41
Yards/Pass 6.6 5.2
Rushing 96 85
Rushing Attempts 27 23
Yards/Rush 3.6 3.7
Turnovers 3 1
Fumbles Lost 2 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Possession 28:44 31:16

Indianapolis Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Chad Kelly 13 16 138 8.6 0 1
Phillip Walker 8 16 90 5.6 0 0

Cincinnati Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Jake Dolegala 27 41 253 6.2 0 0

Indianapolis Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Aca'Cedric Ware 7 44 6.3 0 18
Charcandrick West 14 22 1.6 0 6
Chad Kelly 3 20 6.7 1 12
Phillip Walker 3 10 3.3 0 7

Cincinnati Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Quinton Flowers 6 47 7.8 0 19
Jordan Ellis 10 27 2.7 0 16
Jake Dolegala 2 9 4.5 0 7
Rodney Anderson 5 2 0.4 0 4

Indianapolis Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Parris Campbell 3 42 14.0 0 31
Jordan Veasy 3 41 13.7 0 18
Krishawn Hogan 4 36 9.0 0 10
Aca'Cedric Ware 3 30 10.0 0 22
Ross Travis 3 20 6.7 0 9
Roger Lewis 1 20 20.0 0 20
Hale Hentges 1 18 18.0 0 18
Marcus Johnson 1 17 17.0 0 17
Charcandrick West 2 4 2.0 0 4

Cincinnati Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Ventell Bryant 9 83 9.2 0 26
Cody Core 5 75 15.0 0 39
Jordan Franks 3 32 10.7 0 18
Josh Malone 2 26 13.0 0 21
Mason Schreck 2 9 4.5 0 6
Cethan Carter 1 9 9.0 0 9
Quinton Flowers 2 7 3.5 0 7
Rodney Anderson 1 7 7.0 0 7
Jordan Ellis 1 3 3.0 0 3
Drew Sample 1 2 2.0 0 2

Indianapolis Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
E.J. Speed 7 1 0 0
Marvell Tell III 6 2 0 0
Rolan Milligan 5 2 0 0
Micah Abernathy 4 0 0 0
Isaiah Johnson 4 0 0 0
Carroll Phillips 2 0 2 12
Obum Gwacham 2 2 1 14
Zaire Franklin 2 3 0 0
Isaiah Langley 2 0 0 0
Kai Nacua 2 2 0 0
Sterling Shippy 2 1 0 0
Gerri Green 1 0 0 0
Skai Moore 1 1 0 0
Caraun Reid 1 2 0 0
Shakial Taylor 1 2 0 0
Jacob Thieneman 1 2 0 0
Parris Campbell 0 0 0 0
Luke Rhodes 0 0 0 0
Aca'Cedric Ware 0 0 0 0

Cincinnati Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Deshaun Davis 5 2 0 0
Jordan Evans 4 0 0 0
Trayvon Henderson 4 2 0 0
Demetrious Cox 3 0 0 0
Tony Lippett 3 0 0 0
Tony McRae 3 0 0 0
Hardy Nickerson 3 1 0 0
Dare Odeyingbo 3 0 0 0
Andrew Brown 2 1 0.5 5
Davontae Harris 2 0 0 0
Tyree Kinnel 2 0 0 0
Curtis Akins 1 0 0 0
Jordan Brown 1 0 0 0
Darius Phillips 1 1 0 0
Germaine Pratt 1 0 0 0
Jordan Willis 1 0 0 0
Kerry Wynn 1 0 0 0
Immanuel Turner 0 1 0.5 5
Anthony Chesley 0 0 0 0
Noah Dawkins 0 0 0 0
Dan Godsil 0 0 0 0
John Jerry 0 0 0 0
Josh Malone 0 0 0 0

Indianapolis Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Cincinnati Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Darius Phillips 1 0 0

Indianapolis Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Penny Hart 2 43 21.5 0 24

Cincinnati Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Josh Malone 2 37 18.5 0 22
Ventell Bryant 1 22 22.0 0 22

Indianapolis Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Penny Hart 3 -2 -0.7 0 10

Cincinnati Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Darius Phillips 2 2 1.0 0 2
Quinton Flowers 1 2 2.0 0 2

Indianapolis Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Cole Hedlund 2 3 67.0 36

Cincinnati Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Tristan Vizcaino 2 4 50.0 38

Indianapolis Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Rigoberto Sanchez 4 173 49

Cincinnati Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Kevin Huber 5 208 49