Matt Hasselbeck and the Indianapolis Colts beat Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25-12 on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts advanced to an overall record of 6-5 and remain in first place in their division, AFC South. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay has fallen to 5-6 and are in third place in NFC South.
Next Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Atlanta Falcons who have a record of 6-5.
The Indianapolis Colts will also play next Sunday in Pittsburg against Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers who are 6-5.
Colts played quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in place of Andrew Luck who is out with a lacerated kidney injury he suffered during the game against the Broncos. Hasselbeck threw for 315 yards, completing 26 out of 42 passes and had two touchdowns on the day.
Frank Gore was Indianapolis’ leading rusher that game, carrying the ball 19 times for 24 yards. His longest carry of the day was a five-yard run.
Donte Moncrief led the Colts in receiving against the Buccaneers catching eight passes for 114 yards. His longest reception of the day came from a 31-yard pass.
Former Seminole, Jameis Winston, had 245 yards through the air and completed 20 out of 36 passes. He had one touchdown and one interception on the day.
Doug Martin led the team in rushing that game and carried the ball 14 times for 97 yards. His longest carry of the day was a 56-yard run.
Vincent Jackson led Tampa Bay in receiving and hauled in four catches for a total of 76 yards. His longest reception was a 21-yard pass.
Coming into the game, the Buccaneers looked hot. In the previous game, they crushed Philadelphia 45-17 and Doug Martin was running circles around their defense. The Colts looked more functional this time, even without Luck, and Matt Hasselbeck really stepped up.