Broncos vs Colts Live:From the coaching staffs to the quarterbacks, both the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts have significant personnel issues to address in the offseason. With both teams out of the playoff hunt, the time for decisions is quickly approaching, but not before these teams face off on Thursday Night Football at 8:25 p.m. ET on NFL Network and NBC (live stream).
Two second-half touchdown passes by Brock Osweiler and running back C.J. Anderson doing the heavy lifting on the ground led the Denver Broncos to a comeback, 25-13 win over the Indianapolis Colts on the road on ‘Thursday Night Football.’
Down 13-7 in the third quarter, Denver scored 18 unanswered points for the win. Anderson set season highs with 158 yards and 30 carries. It was the eighth time this NFL season that a running back carried the ball 30 or more times.
Final score: Broncos 25, Colts 13
Broncos 25, Colts 13: A 40-yard field goal by Brandon McManus gave Denver 18 unanswered points and widened their lead.
Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who has 69 receiving yards and tied a season high with seven catches, was ruled out for the rest of the game with a right ankle injury.
Third quarter: Broncos 22, Colts 13
Broncos 22, Colts 13: Osweiler continues his red hot play — be honest, did you think you would hear that sentence again so soon? — with yet another touchdown pass, this one a 54-yard beauty to Jeff Heuerman.
Denver added a nifty two-point conversion to expand to a two-score advantage.
Broncos 14, Colts 13: Since coming in for an injured Trevor Siemian, Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler is 10-for-14 with 120 yards, including this 18-yard touchdown strike to Cody Latimer for the Broncos’ first lead of the game.
Colts 13, Broncos 7: Indianapolis took nearly six minutes off the clock to start the second half, and cashed in with Adam Vinatieri hitting his second field goal of the night. Vinatieri is 13-for-13 in field goals at home this season.
Second quarter: Colts 10, Broncos 7
Nothing really happened at the end of the half as teams traded punts to get to halftime. One highlight was Frank Gore reaching a milestone: