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NFL Week 5: Colts top Broncos in OT on Thursday Night Football

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The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Denver Broncos 12-9 in extra time on Thursday Night Football to open Week 5 of the NFL season.

The Colts improve to 2-2-1 on the season with the road win, while the Broncos fall to 2-3.

Indy was without starting running back Jonathan Taylor, who was sidelined with an ankle injury, while Denver was missing star back Javonte Williams, who’s out for the 12 months after tearing his ACL in Week 4.

Listed below are the highest plays from Thursday’s matchup.

Indianapolis Colts 12, Denver Broncos 9

Rough start

Misfortune struck early for the Colts when Nyheim Hines, who was expected to be very involved in Thursday’s motion with Taylor out, got injured on the primary drive of the sport.

He was taken straight to the locker room to be evaluated for a head injury. He has since been ruled out for the rest of the sport attributable to NFL concussion protocol.

On the move

Denver moved the chains on its first drive, which included a formidable 18-yard pickup from Russell Wilson. However the Broncos stalled within the red zone and settled for a field goal to take an early 3-0 lead.

Gaining momentum

Colts running back Deon Jackson was capable of provide a small spark for Indy as the primary quarter got underway.

Broncos get it back

It was more trouble for the Colts, as Matt Ryan threw a pick within the red zone midway through the second quarter. Denver safety Caden Sterns got here up with the interception and returned it 23 yards to present the Broncos the ball right back after they took a 6-0 lead with their second field goal of the sport.

Down he goes

The Broncos’ defense was a force to be reckoned with on this one, sacking Ryan 4 times in the primary half, two of which got here on the Colts’ final drive of the second quarter.

Indianapolis was capable of avoid a shutout by getting a field goal on the board ahead of halftime, nevertheless, to maintain things close.

Bombs away!

Denver finally got here up with a monster play within the third quarter, when Wilson found Courtland Sutton on a 51-yard strike up the center.

Denied

The large gain helped move the Broncos downfield, but things remained tied after the Colts blocked Denver’s ensuing field-goal attempt.

Double trouble

The Broncos made up for the lost opportunity when Sterns got here up along with his second interception of the night, picking off Ryan just outside Denver’s red zone. 

The turnover gave the Broncos great field position, which they was three points on the following drive. It was a three-point game, 9-6, headed into the fourth quarter.

Returning the favor

There was one other turnover at the highest of the fourth quarter, this time with the Colts’ defense picking off Wilson. 

Wilson briefly visited the medical tent for a possible head injury before rejoining the sport on the Broncos’ following drive.

One other one!

Wilson got picked off once more just because the two-minute warning approached.

The Colts hustled downfield with under a minute to go and were capable of knock within the game-tying field goal.

Similar to that, things headed to extra time.

OT

The Colts were the primary to strike in extra time, nailing a 48-yarder to take a 12-9 lead.

What might have been

The Broncos got an enormous boost from Jerry Jeudy on the next possession, but they weren’t capable of capitalize on the large gain. Stephon Gilmore deflected Wilson’s fourth-down pass ultimately zone to seal the Colts’ 12-9 victory.

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