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    for three weeks.A spate of injuries decimated their starting lineup just as they faced a daunting stretch of games. On Sunday Youth Eric Ebron Jersey , the Colts fought back.Indy forced five turnovers, had two sacks and allowed no touchdowns as it snapped a four-game losing streak with the franchise's most lopsided win in five years: 37-5 over the Buffalo Bills."The defense got us going with the turnovers," coach Frank Reich said. "Mike Mitchell on the interception , (Kemoko) Turay had the sack-fumble. They got us going. I think we were good in every area."It was a major turnaround for a defense that started the season with three promising games before allowing nearly 40 points per game over the next three. Part of the explanation for the dramatic changes is injuries.Indy (2-5) found itself playing musical chairs in the front seven for a few weeks. Losing safety Clayton Geathers with a neck injury against New England added another complication. Along the way, the Colts lost four straight.But against the Bills (2-5), who have a league-low 81 points through seven games, the Colts found their early season form.Mitchell, Kenny Moore II and Corey Moore intercepted 35-year-old Derek Anderson, who made his first start since December 2016. Mitchell also forced a fumble.Rookie linebacker Darius Leonard recorded a team-high 12 tackles and recovered a fumble. Margus Hunt batted down a ball at the line of scrimmage and the Colts (2-5) consistently kept the pressure on Buffalo (2-5).As a result, the Bills' defense scored nearly as many points as the offense — thanks to a third-quarter safety that cut the deficit to 24-5."They beat us in every phase," coach Sean McDermott said. "There wasn't one good moment other than some moving the ball."Buffalo's No. 3-ranked defense also struggled.Andrew Luck threw four touchdowns for the second straight game — three in the second quarter when the Colts turned a scoreless game into a 24-0 blowout.The only scoring by the Bills' offense came courtesy of a 34-yard field goal midway through the third quarter.Otherwise, the defense kept the Colts in control."It's a sign of a good day," Mitchell said. "We need to have a bunch more good days."BALANCING ACTMarlon Mack missed four of the Colts' first five games because of a hamstring injury. But over the last two games, he looks healthy.Mack followed up his 12-carry Youth J'Marcus Webb Jersey , 89-yard game against the New York Jets with a 19-carry, 126-yard game — the first 100-yard game of his two-year career. He also caught a 29-yard TD pass."It feels great," Mack said after playing only his third game ever with Luck. "When Andrew can just sit in the pocket and we can run the ball, it's lovely."TURNOVER TAG-TEAMMcDermott benched the turnover-prone Nathan Peterman after last week's loss to Houston.Yet Anderson struggled just as much in the fourth quarter when the Bills were forced into desperation mode as they attempted to rally. He was 20 of 31 with 175 yards and the four turnovers, which the Colts converted into 24 points. Could there be another change coming?McDermott wouldn't say after the game."You have to be realistic and try to put players in a position to be successful," he said. "He's only been here two weeks. That's part of it, but that's not an excuse. We can't use that as an excuse."HILTON'S RETURNPro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton returned after a two-game absence because of a hamstring injury and helped Luck get in sync, too.While the numbers didn't jump out — four catches, 25 yards — Hilton's 5-yard TD catch late in the first half made it 21-0. His 1-yard catch, as Luck scrambled toward the sideline, gave the Colts a 31-5 lead early in the fourth to seal the win.RECORD WATCHAfter scoring five points Sunday, kicker Adam Vinatieri needs five more to break Morten Andersen's NFL career scoring record. Andersen has held the mark since December 2006.But it wasn't a sterling day for Vinatieri, who missed two extra points wide right — the first time he's ever missed two extra points in a game during his 23-year career. The half-century home sellout streak is over for the Washington Redskins.The announced attendance of 57,013 for Washington's 21-9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday was about 25 Womens Al Woods Jersey ,000 short of the 82,000 capacity listed in the team's 2018 media guide.The team boasts in the guide that it has "sold out every home game for the past 50 seasons."So much for that. Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie confirmed that the sellout streak ended Sunday.Even if the crowd was smaller than usual, it made itself heard Sunday: Boos rang out a few times during a sloppy performance in which the defense couldn't get Andrew Luck off the field when it mattered most and the offense couldn't get in the end zone."If you don't give them anything to cheer about," Washington left tackle Trent Williams said, "they're probably going to boo."The Colts were aware of the jeers, too."I (saw) them kind of getting down when the crowd started booing them," said T.Y. Hilton, whose 3-yard TD catch with about 7陆 minutes left sealed the victory for Indianapolis (1-1), "but our job is to put our foot on the gas."Williams said he noticed the patches of empty seats.Of more concern to the Pro Bowler and his teammates was how poorly the Redskins (1-1) played."You feel like you want to throw up or something," linebacker Mason Foster said.After winning their season opener last week by beating the Arizona Cardinals 24-6 thanks in large part to a league-best 182 yards rushing, including 96 from Adrian Peterson, the Redskins turned in a meek showing on the ground.Washington ran for 65 yards, with just 20 from Peterson on 11 carries, a 1.8 average. That looked terrific compared to Chris Thompson Womens Clayton Geathers Jersey , who ran four times for a grand total of 1 yard."We didn't have a very good run plan," coach Jay Gruden said. "Didn't give (Peterson) any good looks."There were other issues, on both sides of the ball.An inability to stop the Colts on their opening possession, which ended with Luck's 7-yard, back-shoulder touchdown throw to tight end Eric Ebron, or that fourth-quarter drive that culminated with Luck's scoring toss to Hilton.An inability to get going on offense, particularly after two interceptions by safety D.J. Swearinger, which each led to only a field goal."We had no chemistry at all today," Gruden said. "Myself as a play caller, really, it's my fault."

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