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Last updated on Monday, August 25, 2008
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indianapolis Colts opened Lucas Oil Stadium with a resounding thud as the colts fell to the Buffalo Bills 20-7 in a preseason game.
The Bills capitalized on a feeble Colts offense and one big turnover to take a 17-0 lead at halftime. The final buffalo touchdown in the first half came when Terrence McGee returned a Joseph Addai fumble 68 yards for a score.
The horseshoes had one highlight in the second half when Quinn Gray hit Devin Aramashodu on a 94-yard bomb to cut the lead to 17-7. That was about the only highlight for Gray, who also threw four interceptions.
The Colts expected to start last night's game short 14 players. They quickly found themselves down 15 players when their scheduled starting quarterback, Jim Sorgi, did not play due to what the team termed "a gimpy knee". Jared Lorenzen started in Sorgi's place.
Sorgi is filling in for normal starting quarterback Peyton Manning, who is recovering from mid-July knee surgery.
During the game, the Colts lost a pair of key players to knee injuries. The status of Pro Bowl center Jeff Saturday is probably the team's greatest concern. Saturday limped off the field in the third quarter and did not return.
The Colts also lost kick returner TJ Rushing in the first half. Both are expected to undergo MRI exams early this week.
The Colts wrap up the preseason on Thursday when they host the Cincinnati Bengals.
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