MX23RW : Thursday, October 28 08:27:01| >> :600:25141269:25141269:
Oct 25, 2015 at 5pm UK at ​Lucas Oil Stadium
New Orleans Saints
Indianapolis Colts
Robinson (2:35)
Robinson (15:00), Hoomanawanui (13:42)
Ingram (10:03)
Hilton (3:56, 0:11)
Moncrief (3:10)

Result: New Orleans Saints hold on to beat Indianapolis Colts

The New Orleans Saints stave off a late charge from the Indianapolis Colts to win 27-21.

The New Orleans Saints survived a late comeback from the Indianapolis Colts to win 27-21 in their NFL clash at the Lucas Oil Stadium this evening.

Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 25, 2015© Getty Images

The Saints went in front after they fooled the Colts with a fake field goal that eventually led to a Khiry Robinson rushing touchdown from one yard out.

Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck then threw an interception, which was caught by linebacker Stephone Anthony, and Robinson would complete the resulting drive with another rushing touchdown.

It would get worse for the home team as Griff Whalen, part of the squad that fluffed the fake punt against the New England Patriots last week, fumbled the kickoff and Saints quarterback Drew Brees found Michael Hoomanawanui for the 16-yard score moments later, although Kai Forbath missed the extra point.

Luck was picked off for the second time just before the half as defensive back Kyle Wilson jumped the route and helped keep the home side scoreless in the first half.

New Orleans continued to pile on the pressure in the second half as Mark Ingram completed a solid drive with a one-yard touchdown to go up 27-0 early in the third quarter.

Khiry Robinson #29 of the New Orleans Saints runs in for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 25, 2015© Getty Images

The Colts replied with their first score of the game after Luck passed it deep to TY Hilton for an 87-yard touchdown to bring the AFC South team back in the game.

That same connection would combine again just before the end of the third quarter as Hilton hauled in a pass for a 46-yard score to make it a 13-point game.

Indianapolis made a real game of things late in the fourth quarter as Luck got his third touchdown pass of the game as he hit Donte Moncrief in the endzone to make it a six-point game with just under four minutes remaining.

The home team then failed to convert a late onside kick and without any time outs, the Saints managed to hold for the victory.

That makes the Saints 3-4 on the season while the Colts drop to the same record but still lead the AFC South, a division without a team above .500.

ID:254237: cacheID:254237:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:5404:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after a touchdown during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 28, 2014
Read Next:
Irsay: 'Luck to return against Patriots'

rhs 2.0
-(578:65) NO SAVED VALID SPORT!!!!:22:

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!