Oct 18, 2020; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter as the Indianapolis Colts host the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday, October 18, 2020.
 Mandatory Credit: Colin Boyle-USA TODAY NETWORK

News Articles

Colts overcome 21-0 deficit to stun Bengals

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers passed for 371 yards and three touchdowns and Julian Blackmon came up with a critical late interception to lift the Colts to a 31-27 win over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Rivers completed 29 of 44 passes, and put the Colts (4-2) ahead to stay with a 14-yard touchdown to Jack Doyle with 14:55 remaining. Indianapolis pushed the lead to 31-27 with 4:03 left on a 40-yard field goal from Rodrigo Blankenship.

The Bengals (1-4-1) had a chance to steal the win late, but Blackmon intercepted Cincinnati rookie quarterback Joe Burrow at the Colts 19-yard line with 46 seconds left to seal it.

Burrow passed for 313 yards and scored on a one-yard touchdown run, posting his fourth 300-yard passing day in six games. But it wasn’t enough at the Bengals saw their winless road streak extend to 17 games.

Cincinnati kicker Randy Bullock, who had field goals of 47 and 55 yards, had a 48-yard attempt bounce off the right upright midway through the fourth quarter.

Burrow led Cincinnati to three touchdown drives on its first three possessions, allowing the Bengals to jump to an early 21-0 lead. Giovani Bernard scored on 2-yard run with 11:17 left in the first quarter, Burrow added his own 2-yard touchdown later in the frame, and Joe Mixon’s 7-yard touchdown came on the first play of the second quarter.

Rivers, making his 230th consecutive start, rallied the Colts back. Rivers led the Colts on a 7-play, 87-yard drive, capped by a one-yard scoring run from Trey Burton to cut Cincinnati’s lead to 21-7. Rivers then connected with Burton on a 10-yard touchdown and found Zach Paschal on a 17-yard scoring pass with 15 seconds left to pull the Colts within 24-21 of the Bengals at the half.

Bullock’s 55-yard field goal was the only scoring in the third quarter.

Tee Higgins had six catches for 125 yards and A.J. Green added eight receptions for 96 yards for the Bengals.

Jonathan Taylor led the Colts with 60 yards rushing on 12 carries, and Marcus Johnson collected eight catches for 108 yards.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Upcoming Games

Nov 1st, 1:00 PM

Pittsburgh +4.5 -110

Baltimore -4.5 -110

@

Nov 1st, 1:00 PM

Minnesota +6 -110

Green Bay -6 -110

@

Nov 1st, 1:00 PM

NY Jets +19.5 -110

Kansas City -19.5 -110

@

Nov 1st, 1:00 PM

Indianapolis -3 -115

Detroit +3 -115

@

Nov 1st, 1:00 PM

Tennessee -7 -110

Cincinnati +7 -110

@

Nov 1st, 1:00 PM

Las Vegas +2.5 -110

Cleveland -2.5 -110

@

Nov 1st, 1:00 PM

New England +4 -110

Buffalo -4 -110

@

Nov 1st, 1:00 PM

LA Rams -3.5 -110

Miami +3.5 -110

@

Nov 1st, 4:05 PM

LA Chargers -3 +100

Denver +3 +100

@

Nov 1st, 4:25 PM

San Francisco +3 +100

Seattle -3 +100

@

Nov 1st, 4:25 PM

New Orleans -5 -110

Chicago +5 -110

@

Nov 1st, 8:20 PM

Dallas +11 -110

Philadelphia -11 -110

@

Nov 2nd, 8:15 PM

Tampa Bay -12.5 -110

NY Giants +12.5 -110

@

Nov 5th, 8:20 PM

Green Bay 0 -110

San Francisco 0 -110

@

Nov 8th, 1:00 PM

Carolina +10 -123

Kansas City -10 -123

@

Nov 8th, 1:00 PM

Detroit +1.5 -110

Minnesota -1.5 -110

@

Nov 8th, 1:00 PM

Chicago +6.5 -105

Tennessee -6.5 -105

@

Nov 8th, 1:00 PM

Seattle -1.5 +100

Buffalo +1.5 +100

@

Nov 8th, 1:00 PM

Denver +3.5 -110

Atlanta -3.5 -110

@

Nov 8th, 1:00 PM

Baltimore -4 -110

Indianapolis +4 -110

@

Nov 8th, 1:00 PM

Houston -4 -110

Jacksonville +4 -110

@

Nov 8th, 1:00 PM

NY Giants +3.5 -110

Washington -3.5 -110

@

Nov 8th, 4:05 PM

Las Vegas +2.5 -120

LA Chargers -2.5 -120

@

Nov 8th, 4:25 PM

Miami +5 -110

Arizona -5 -110

@

Nov 8th, 4:25 PM

Pittsburgh -9.5 -111

Dallas +9.5 -111

@

Nov 8th, 8:20 PM

New Orleans +4 -110

Tampa Bay -4 -110

@