Indianapolis Colts Lose to Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Quick Reaction

Curtis Painter's prayers were almost answered against the Buccaneers on Monday night.


On what should have been a Monday night showcase for Peyton Manning on his way to another Super Bowl appearance, the Indianapolis Colts instead fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road, 24-17.   In his debut as a starting NFL quarterback, Curtis Painter threw for 281 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions.   The Colts’ line-of-scrimmage game took a decided step backwards, as the team rushed for just 62 yards while allowing Tampa to run for 192.

Painter looked much better than I expected that he would, and he might be able to turn in a decent season in Manning’s stead.  The Colts now stand at 0-4, but the schedule goes soft now, with games against the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals.  Go Colts!?

Topics: Indianapolis-colts, Recap, Review, Tampa-bay-buccaneers

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