In what can be described as a defensive battle through the first 30 minutes of action, Philip Rivers touchdown pass to Mo Alie-Cox is the only touchdown of the first half as the Indianapolis Colts hold a 10-point halftime lead over the Chicago Bears. Rivers found Alie-Cox on the opening drive to give Indianapolis a 7-0 lead, one they wouldn’t relinquish throughout the half.
Give credit to the Colts defense for holding Nick Foles and the Bears offense to a field goal, even though Foles started to heat up after starting the game 5 of 10 for 25 yards. Foles went 5 for 6 for 82 yards on Chicago’s fourth possession, but missed a third down throw to Demetrius Harris in the red zone that held Chicago to a field goal — the Bears lone points in the first half.
Philip Rivers had an interception dropped by Khalil Mack and a Roquan Smith interception in the end zone overturned, but the Colts still have the lead as Rivers threw the 401st touchdown pass of his career. The Colts entered the game last in the NFL in third-down conversion percentage (30.3%), but were 5 of 9 on third downs in the first half.
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How to watch
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Soldier Field (Chicago, Illinois)
TV: CBS | Stream: CBS All Access