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5 things we learned from the Colts' preseason opener

5 things we learned from the Colts' preseason opener

indystar.com Updated Aug 11, 2013
What we learned from the Indianapolis Colts' 44-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in their preseason opener:
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  • Colts' preseason opener goes from bad to worse to unwatchable

    Colts' preseason opener goes from bad to worse to unwatchable

    indystar.com Aug 11, 2013
    Repeat after me (since I'm repeating Chuck Pagano's postgame message to his Indianapolis Colts): It's never as bad as you think it is, or as good as you think it is.
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  • Colts notes: TE Dwayne Allen expected to be ready for the regul…

    Colts notes: TE Dwayne Allen expected to be ready for the regular season

    Not having a key player until the regular season actually qualified as encouraging news Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts sounded confident tight end Dwayne Allen would soon return from a foot injury.
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  • Observation deck: Colts-Bills

    Observation deck: Colts-Bills

    ESPN.com Aug 11, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts could have at least waited until the second half -- when the interest level would have completely faded -- before having those here-we-go-again moments with their special teams in their 44-20 preseason loss to the …
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  • Source: Ravens agree to deal with TE Clark

    Source: Ravens agree to deal with TE Clark

    ESPN.com Aug 11, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens have reached an agreement with former Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Dallas Clark, according to a team source.
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  • New NFL bag requirements cause few delays for fans entering Luc…

    New NFL bag requirements cause few delays for fans entering Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday

    indystar.com Aug 11, 2013
    For most Indianapolis Colts fans Sunday, the new NFL security rules were as clear as the plastic bags themselves.
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  • Bills' Manuel plays half, has 107 yards, TD

    Bills' Manuel plays half, has 107 yards, TD

    ESPN.com Aug 11, 2013
    Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel played the entire first half of Sunday's preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts, finishing the half 16-of-21 passing for 107 yards and a touchdown.
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  • Colts offense appears to be adapting well to Pep Hamilton

    Colts offense appears to be adapting well to Pep Hamilton

    profootballtalk.com Aug 11, 2013
    We didn’t see much of the starting Colts offense on Sunday against the Bills, but what we saw offered no sign that the unit would take a step back after the change in coordinators to Pep Hamilton. Andrew Luck played two series and hit on 4-of-6 passes f…
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Aug 11, 2013
    LB Jerry Hughes will be making his Bills preseason debut against his former Colts teammates. Said Dolphins WR Mike Wallace of not catching a pass against the Jaguars, “You want to make plays, of course . That’s why we play football. At the same time, it…
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  • Video - EJ Manuel Solid In Preseason Debut 00:55

    EJ Manuel Solid In Preseason Debut

    Aug 11
    Bills QB EJ Manuel had 107 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 44-20 preseason win against the Colts.
  • Video - Indianapolis Colts' Dax Swanson 72-yard touchdown 00:36

    Indianapolis Colts' Dax Swanson 72-yard touchdown

    Aug 11
    Indianapolis Colts safety Dax Swanson returns a fumble, forced by linebacker Caesar Rayford, 72 yards for the touchdown.
  • Video - Pre Week 1: Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts highlights 03:34

    Pre Week 1: Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts highlights

    Aug 11
    The "NFL Total Access" crew gives the complete game highlights from the Buffalo Bills' 44-20 win Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Video - Pre WK 1 Can't-Miss Play: Hilton taking a leap 00:22

    Pre WK 1 Can't-Miss Play: Hilton taking a leap

    Aug 11
    Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton makes a diving catch from quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for a long touchdown.

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