Moments before kickoff, the Colts fans at Lucas Oil Stadium were on their feet, welcoming back the quarterback that led Indianapolis to more than a decade of success. By the end of the night, the same fans were cheering the quarterback that will lead the Colts to another decade of success.
On Sunday Night Football in Week 7, Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts took down Peyton Manning and the AFC powerhouse Denver Broncos, 39-30. Luck took care of the football and out-dueled Manning throughout the night.
Luck lead the Colts to a 12-point lead in the first half, throwing two touchdowns. He added two more touchdowns in the second half, one on the ground. But Manning and the Broncos made a bit of a comeback in the second half. The comeback came up short in the end, due to penalties and a Manning interception in the fourth quarter.
Fantasy studs and duds
Both quarterbacks were fantasy studs on the night, as were their tight ends, Coby Fleener for the Colts and Julius Thomas for the Broncos. Eric Decker also caught eight passes for 150 yards and a touchdown.
Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne left the game with a knee injury that didn't look good. No official word has come about his status.
Did they cover?
The Broncos were favored by 6.5 points, according to OddsShark.com, meaning they failed to cover in defeat.
The Colts are on bye.