Colts blank lifeless Bengals for 5th straight win

Indianapolis, IN ( – Andrew Luck’s two touchdown passes and
a smothering defensive display carried the Indianapolis Colts to a fifth
consecutive win, a 27-0 demolition of the struggling Cincinnati Bengals
at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Luck recorded his fifth straight 300-yard effort, finishing with 344 through
the air on a 27-of-42 completion rate, and the Colts rendered a stagnant
Cincinnati offense to 135 total yards to post their first shutout since a 23-0
blanking of Tennessee in the 2008 regular season finale.

Ahmad Bradshaw had both a rushing and receiving touchdown in the rout, with
T.Y. Hilton adding 107 yards on seven catches for Indianapolis (5-2).

Without star wide receiver A.J. Green for a second straight week due to a toe
injury, Cincinnati (3-2-1) mustered a paltry eight first downs in having its
winless streak reach three games. Andy Dalton threw for just 126 yards on 18-
of-38 passing while under heavy pressure for much of the day.

Jermaine Gresham came up with a career-best 10 catches for 48 yards in the
lopsided loss, but Giovani Bernard was held to a mere 17 yards on seven