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Gutsy Call Pays Off For Colts

The Eagles overcame a double-digit second-half deficit to beat the Indianapolis Colts 30-27 on Monday Night Football ...

INDIANAPOLIS - Quarterback Andrew Luck calmly delivered the ball to an open Ahmad Bradshaw on fourth-and-goal at the 1-yard line to give the Colts a 7-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Eagles scored the game's opening points with an 11-play drive that ended with a 31-yard field goal by Cody Parkey, who was traded to the Eagles from Indianapolis. Indianapolis went nine plays on 72 yards keyed by a 29-yard run from Bradshaw and a 15-yard run from Trent Richardson. On third-and-goal, linebacker Mychal Kendricks stopped Bradshaw on a short pass just shy of the goal line, but Bradshaw scored on the next play with 6:18 remaining in the quarter.

After a touchback by Pat McAfee, Nick Foles hit Darren Sproles on a short pass over the middle which the running back took 57 yards to the Colts' 23-yard line. The Eagles settled for a 38-yard attempt by Parkey, who missed wide left to keep it 7-3 Colts.

After forcing the Colts to go three-and-out on the game's opening drive, the Eagles marched down the field 69 yards in 11 plays as Parkey kicked a 31-yard field goal with 9:48 remaining in the first half to take a 3-0 lead.

Tight end Zach Ertz had two catches on the Eagles' first scoring drive for 41 yards, including a 14-yard gain on third down to set up first-and-goal at the Colts' 10-yard line.

Passing: PHI: Foles 6-10, 125 yards, 104.2 rating; IND: Luck: 5-7, 32 yards, 1 TD, 120.2 rating

Rushing: PHI: McCoy 1-5; IND: Bradshaw 4-43, Richardson 7-26

Receiving: PHI: Ertz 2-41, Sproles 1-57; IND: Hilton 2-13, Bradshaw 2-6-1 TD

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