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Colts shut down, shut out the Bengals 27-0

Erik Walden, Andy Dalton

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is pressured by Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Erik Walden (93) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


The Colts have become known for winning by coming back, and passing their way to victory.

Sunday, it looked like they could play defense with anyone in the league.

They beat the injury plagued Bengals 27-0, allowing just 135 yards.

The Bengals didn’t get their first first down until the last minute of the first half, and only had eight of them for the game.

They were playing without star receiver A.J. Green, but they looked nothing like the team that scored 37 in a tie against Carolina last week.

They also lost linebacker Vontaze Burfict to a neck injury during the game, and were again exposed as ordinary on defense if he’s not out there.

The Colts ran for 171 yards, and Andrew Luck threw for an efficient 344 yards and two touchdowns, which was plenty.