It wasn't pretty, but Chad Kelly and Phillip Walker still completed a combined 21-of-32 passes for 218 yards and one interception in the Indianapolis Colts‘ 13-6 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.
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Second-round pick Parris Campbell looked good in limited action. He caught both of his catchable targets and displayed some explosiveness after the catch. Also, both of his receptions resulted in a Colts first down.
Chad Kelly won the battle between him and Phillip Walker. Kelly had a bad underthrown deep ball that resulted in an interception, but Walker's accuracy on a throw-to-throw basis was a step below what Kelly showed. Kelly also showed some wheels with a good read to keep the ball on a touchdown run.
Carroll Phillips made the highlight play of the game with his third-quarter strip-sack. Phillips showed nice explosiveness getting around the edge, made a decisive strip and even managed to recover the fumble himself.
E.J. Speed was all over the field from the linebacker spot, recording a handful of stops while playing solid defense both against the run and in coverage.
Andrew Brown had a good night getting after the quarterback. Brown had a few additional pressures in addition to a sack.
Trayvon Henderson was active coming down from the safety position, recording a handful of stops.
Quarterback Jacob Dolegala played better than the box score would indicate. Dolegala did a nice job not putting the ball in danger throughout the game and made a few big-time throws, including a ball into the back corner of the end zone that bounced off Josh Malone's hands after getting by some traffic.
Alex Redmond – playing guard – had the most impressive night in pass protection along the offensive line. Redmond was pretty much impenetrable all night.