It took 14 games, but the Indianapolis Colts finally won their first game of the season.
Led by a stout defensive attack that held the Titans to just 13 points, the Colts managed to put multiple drives together and got a little help from the defense with a pick-six to come up with the victory.
For the first time all season, there were multiple smiles on the Colts sidelines. Fans had reason to stand and cheer. And everyone went home happy.
Playing with passion from the opening kickoff to the final kneel down, the team finally reinvigorated itself by playing with a little energy.
The Colts took an early lead, getting on the board first with a field goal. They only trailed briefly in the game at 6-3, but a touchdown pass from Dan Orlovsky to Reggie Wayne put them back on top, 10-6.
Perhaps no one is happier than Orlovsky today, as he picks up his first win in the NFL as a starting quarterback.
Jacob Lacey also aided in the effort, robbing the Titans' Chris Johnson of a pass and taking it to the end zone to boost the lead.
After a Titans touchdown brought them within a touchdown of the Colts, Donald Brown responded by ripping off an 80-yard touchdown run to all but seal the game for the Colts.
The Colts have had a lot of wins in the past few years. But it's tough to remember one that felt as good as this at the end of the day.
It just feels good to finally say. The Colts win. And Peyton Manning smiles.
Final Score: Titans 13, Colts 27
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