The Indianapolis Colts are getting smoked by the New Orleans Saints at Lucas Oil Stadium, but at least they provided the faithful with one highlight before they leave the premises. Trailing 27-0 in the third quarter of a game they were heavily favored in, the Colts provided an 87-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck to T.Y. Hilton.
For Luck, it was his first touchdown pass of the game. The former first-overall pick back in the 2012 NFL Draft was brutal to start the game, throwing incompletions on his first five throws, along with an interception. Hilton was given a five-year contract extension before the season began, and he has not lived up to the cash.
Hilton has been decent, catching 33 passes for 456 yards and a touchdown going into Sunday’s game against New Orleans. The Colts were thought to be one of the most explosive teams in the league heading into 2015, with a hoard of playmakers. Already having Hilton, Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen, general manager Ryan Grigson added Andre Johnson, Frank Gore and first-round pick Phillip Dorsett.
The result has been nothing short of wildly disappointing. Indianapolis is 3-3 and is likely to lose on Sunday, dropping it to 3-4. However, because the AFC South is a rancid dumpster fire, the Colts will likely win the division with plenty of room to spare. In the South, the Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-4 and perhaps the second-best team in the division.