Faster Tempo Allows Colts, Luck to Hold Off Bears 29-23


The Colts are leading 10-6 over the Bears with 8:22 left in the second quarter. Now they’ll look to sustain the momentum on a trip to Indianapolis to play the Colts.

This week, the Colts find themselves in the same situation the Bears were in last week.

RUNNING UPHILL: Colts running back Frank Gore moved into 10th place on the NFL’s career rushing list last week and needs 20 yards to pass Jim Brown (12,312 yards). On Thursday, he conveyed that in a unique way.

There was plenty to hang your hat on with two touchdowns, including a 14-yard strike to Meredith and 21-yard grab by Jordan Howard. EXTRA POINTS1. Bears placed WR Kevin White, who sat out the entire 2015 campaign with a stress fracture in his left tibia after being drafted in the first round, on injured reserve with a broken left fibula on Wednesday. 2.

Howard has already established himself as a major force in the Bears’ lineup, and he did it again against the Colts. He hits the hole and is a tough back to bring down, always fighting for those extra yards. Harrison has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bears. The handling of Matthew Stafford and the Lions bordered on startling if only because of how strong Stafford had been prior to last Sunday. It was Royal who finished with more than 100 yards of receiving and a touchdown in the victory. That means that veteran backup quarterback Brian Hoyer will get another start for the Bears.

The Indianapolis Colts are not coming off of a bye as they are one week removed from traveling to London to eventually lose to the division rival Jacksonville Jaguars in gut-wrenching fashion.

Coach John Fox said ball security wasn’t a bugaboo for him – “Obviously we would like for him to have zero”, he said – even though he lost one in Dallas, too.

Now in his fifth season, Freeman currently ranks fourth in the National Football League with 41 tackles and has found the Bears defense to be a good fit for his style.

Credit defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, the mastermind behind this success. Bears have won other six meetings. Somewhere among the dropped passes, the constant penalties and the missing pass rush, everyone is on cleanup duty. Glenn has been a safer option than Deiondre’ Hall, who has been feast or starvation.

Facing Luck will be a different ordeal.

Through four games in his rookie campaign, Floyd has registered 13 tackles and 0.5 sacks. “The revolving door at a lot of positions can set you back a lot, but guys have come in and done their jobs and we’ve played well as a unit”.

Still, Freeman insisted he is long since over that – “It’s a business; can’t take things personally” – and deflected the theory that a return to Indianapolis would cause his passion to elevate. Plus, the defense forced the Bears to turn the ball over on downs in the redzone on the Bears’ final possession of the game.

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