Luck leads Colts past Redskins 49-27

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Big play Sunday. Despite a slow start, the Colts put up five touchdowns of at least 30 yards, lighting up the crowd and the scoreboard in a relatively easy victory over the struggling Redskins.

“I think we have incredibly explosive players all across the field,” said Andrew Luck, who threw five touchdown passes in one game for the first time in his career.

“When you see a running back take it 67 yards to the house, when you see Fleener running by DB’s, see our wideouts make monstrous plays, I think we have guys that are very explosive, and at the same time I think we  put some methodical drives together and move the chains and take some time off that clock,” he said.

“It was a great day,” added Donte Moncrief, who scored twice on long pass plays. “Luck gave us some great balls to make big plays, and after that first drop, I knew I had to make up for it and just came out and kept playing and listen to Reggie and TY and learn something that when the ball comes to me I gotta make a big play.”

Coby Fleener, who dropped a sure scoring pass, but caught two as well, likes his cast of characters.

“I think when you have guys like Donte, like Hakeem, Reggie and TY, the list goes on, the guys out there that are taking up double-teams, triple teams, so it’s really impressive on their part to get open. They all did an awesome job today,” Fleener said.

“We start with the running game,” said Daniel Herron, who ran for 88 yards and a TD. “The offense is playing pretty good as a whole, but obviously we’ve got to do a better job taking care of the ball and executing a little bit better but overall I think we got better today.”

When you get a nice lead, you can get that pass rush going, and getting six sacks will win you a lot of games.

“Absolutely, absolutely,” said Erik Walden, who dropped McCoy twice. “That’s our goal, get a lead, pin our ears back and make plays and we were able to do that today.”

“We’ve got to give all the credit to our offense,” added linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, who scored on a key fumble recovery. “Anytime we can score 49 points it forces our opponents offense to throw the ball, and when that happens we all understand what will happen.”

One quarter of the season remains, but three of the last four games will be on the road, a challenge the Colts are ready to take on. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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