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Matt Ryan: It was a weird game

Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett and Mike Florio run through a Week 1 Speed Round discussing the biggest surprises, most impressive coaching debuts and more.

Quarterback Matt Ryan made his Colts debut on Sunday.

The game did not go as expected.

While Indianapolis had a chance to defeat Houston, the game ended up in a 20-20 tie, putting the Colts at 0-0-1 to begin the Ryan era.

"[I]t’s the first time for a tie in the NFL, so it’s strange. It was a weird game,” Ryan said in his postgame press conference. “Obviously, a lot of mistakes in the first half, really the first three quarters. Then we got rolling in the fourth. You’re disappointed to not come out of here with a win. At the same time, we didn’t lose, and we’ve got to find a way to tighten things up.

“But the effort across the board to me is encouraging. I think if we play with that kind of intensity, clean up some of these mistakes, and just execute a little bit better, there’s a lot of things we can build on.”

Ryan finished the game 32-of-50 passing for 352 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The Colts scored a field goal on their second possession and then didn’t score again until the fourth quarter.

Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship missed a 42-yard field goal in overtime that would have won it for Indianapolis.

“I think if we can clean things up, tighten things up a little bit, we’re going to be just fine,” Ryan said. “But we need to tighten them up. There has to be a sense of urgency to get that done. This is a good example for us of, it needs to be right. It needs to be right from the start. Coming back at the end, giving ourselves a chance, that’s great, but all of the plays matter. We’ve got to be sharp from the start.”