First Quarter Recap
The Colts received to start the game. With
The Eagles offense got things started with the high-tempo pace on their first series. A failed third-and-one ended the drive.
The Eagles high-tempo got to the Colts on their second series. Indianpaolis had a chance to get off the field on a three-and-out, but quarterback Mark Sanchez eluded
Philadelphia then turned to Matt Barkley at quarterback and wasted no time attacking a banged up Cotls secondary. A five-play, 76-yard drive for the Eagles ended with Kenjon Barner running in from nine yards out. The Colts led 13-3 (they missed the extra point) with 46 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
At the end of the first quarter, the Eagles led the Colts 13-3.
Second Quarter Recap
The Colts and Eagles traded turnovers to start the second quarter.
Phillip Dorsett had a 20-yard completion go for naught when he coughed up the ball over the middle of the field.
Two plays later, the Colts would get the ball back. Outside linebacker
The Colts couldn’t take advantage of their own takeaway. A three-and-out would follow the turnover.
Philadelphia would then have a three-and-out of its own. A nice pressure from outside linebacker
With just a couple of offensive “starters” remaining, the Colts offense continued to struggle. A 15-yard (post-play) penalty by
The Eagles worked their way back into Colts territory but would leave with no points to show from it. On a fourth-and-four from the Colts 15-yard line, the Indianapolis defense stopped Philadelphia short on a running play.
The Colts appeared to gain some offensive steam but a third-down attempt in the direction of
It was another drive in Colts territory for the Barkley-led Eagles offense. The drive stalled at the Colts 22-yard-line, with kicker Cody Parkey connecting on a 40-yard field goal. The Eagles led 16-3 with 1:16 left in the first half.
The first half ended with the Colts going three-and-out and the Eagles special teams making a massive play.
After another booming punt from Pat McAfee, return man Kenjon Barner broke several tackles in taking the punt 92 yards the other way.
At halftime, the Eagles led the Colts 23-3.
Third Quarter Recap
The Eagles got thing started in the third quarter with a quick 1:56 drive, ending in a 48-yard field goal from kicker Cody Parkey. The Eagles now led 26-3.
The loudest cheer of the afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field came on the next Eagles drive. Tim Tebow entered the game at quarterback to a mini standing ovation. Tebow drove the Eagles deep into Indianapolis territory but Cody Parkey missed wide on a 42-yard field goal attempt.
The third quarter came to a close following a Colts punt.
At the end of the third quarter, the Eagles led the Colts 26-10.
Fourth Quarter Recap
Rookie running back Josh Robinson continued to be a bright spot for the Colts. An Indianapolis drive would stall though following a drop by Duron Carter.
The Colts defense responded with a solid drive, highlighted by a sack from defensive end
With some nice field position, the Colts could not take advantage. A deep ball from Bryan Bennett, intended for wide receiver
The Indy defense would continue it’s solid pass rushing pressure in the second half. A second sack from inside linebacker
Any movement through the air for the Colts third-team offense was absent in the fourth quarter. Reynolds once again made a play by stepping in front of undrafted rookie
Starting at the Colts 12-yard line, the Eagles would pad their lead. While the Colts defense made a stand, Philadelphia kicker Cody Parkey knocked home a 40-yard field goal. The Eagles lead was now 29-10 with 4:46 left in the fourth quarter.
The next Colts drive would end rather quickly as Bryan Bennett was stripped by outside linebacker Bryan Barman.
This time, the Eagles would take full advantage of the turnover deep in Indianapolis territory. A seven-yard touchdown run by Tim Tebow pushed the Eagles lead to 36-10 with 2:02 left in the preseason opener.
The final score on Sunday was 36-10 in the Eagles favor.