Another week, another loss for the Colts.
With Andrew Luck looking on somewhere in America, the Colts dropped their 11th game of the season, getting just a bit closer to the first overall pick. Carolina topped the Colts 27-19 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
First overall pick Cam Newton was 20-for-27 for 208 yards for the Panthers, and he ran in a TD for the Cats. The Colts went back to Curtis Painter, and he was 15-for-29 for 226 yards with a TD and two picks.
The Colts got within 24-19 with 8:16 to go when Painter hit Reggie Wayne down the middle with a 56-yard touchdown. The Colts went for two and missed it.
Carolina made it an eight point game when Olindo Mare kicked a 41-yard field goal with 5:56 left. The Colts had a late shot, but Painter threw a pick on 2nd and three from the Panthers three with :35 seconds left to seal the win for the Cats.
The Panthers had the ball for 36:17 to just 23:43 for the Colts, and they ran for 201 yards in the win, putting up 5.7 yards per carry.
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