NFL Week 7 Scores – Luck and Colts hand Broncos first loss of season

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Andrew Luck passed for 3 TDs and 228 yards in leading the Colts past Denver on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis was the ATS victor, as they covered the 6.5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 55.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

NFL Week 7 Scores

The Indianapolis Colts handed the Denver Broncos their first loss the the 2013 regular season

Trent Richardson rushed for 37 yards, while Darrius Heyward-Bey added 30 yards in the win. Reggie Wayne and Darrius Heyward-Bey added 50 and 44 receiving yards respectively.

Knowshon Moreno rushed for 40 yards for Denver, while Ronnie Hillman added 25 yards. Peyton Manning threw for 386 yards for the Broncos, while receivers Eric Decker and Wes Welker had 150 and 96 yards respectively.

The Colts turned a four-point deficit into a 12-point lead in the final 8:52 of the first half, ignited by Robert Mathis’ sack of Manning that led to a safety. Luck moved Indianapolis 66 yards in seven plays on the ensuing possession, culminating with a 20-yard scoring strike to Havili before connecting with Fleener from 8 yards out with 10 seconds left in the half for a 26-14 advantage.

Indianapolis was outgained by Denver 429-334 yards in Sunday’s match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-19 by the Broncos. Indianapolis led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 31:47/28:13 split in that important category.

Manning threw a TD pass for the 30th straight game – the longest active streak in the league – and joined Brett Favre as the only QBs to throw a scoring pass against all 32 NFL teams. … Colts DE Mathis took over the league lead with 10.5 sacks on the hit that led to the second-quarter safety. It marked only the sixth time Manning was sacked. … Broncos CB Champ Bailey did not return after aggravating a left foot injury in the second quarter that caused him to miss the first five games this season, and Colts WR Reggie Wayne exited with a right knee sprain sustained midway through the final period.

Next NFL Picks game, Indianapolis takes its act on the road to face Houston looking for another win. For Denver, they head home to face Washington.

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