The Indianapolis Colts (3-5-1) continue to trend as one of the worst teams in the NFL, losing 26-3 against the New England Patriots (5-4) on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
It was another putrid performance from the offense, which gained just 121 total yards and failed to convert any of their third-down or fourth-down attempts.
The Colts have now lost three in a row and four of their last six games.
Here’s everything we know from the Week 9 loss to the Patriots:
Final Score: Patriots 26, Colts 3
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It was over when...
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Rhamondre Stevenson caught a three-yard pass for a touchdown in the second quarter to give the Patriots a 13-0 lead. Typically, this wouldn’t be insurmountable, but the offense had no chance of moving the ball.
Keys to the game
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The offense continues to struggle in the first half. They were shut out for the third time this season in the first half.
The Colts were 0-for-14 on third down attempts and 0-for-2 on fourth-down attempts.
The offense had eight of their 15 drives end in a three-and-out.
The Colts allowed nine sacks and 12 quarterback hits. The nine sacks allowed are the most since Week 7 of the 2017 season and the fourth-most all-time in a Colts game.
The Colts offense gained just 121 total yards on 60 plays, averaging just 2.0 per play.
3 Stars of the game
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DT DeForest Buckner: A force on the defensive line, Buckner recorded a sack, three quarterback hits and a tackle for loss.
LB Bobby Okereke: Though he was in coverage on the touchdown, Okereke had a tackle for loss and a forced fumble.
DE Kwity Paye: In his first game back from injury after missing three games, Paye had a sack, one quarterback hit and a tackle for loss.
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RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle), QB Matt Ryan (shoulder), LB Grant Stuard (pectoral) and CB Tony Brown (hamstring) were inactive.
Despite Dennis Kelly (calf/ankle) being active, rookie Bernhard Raimann got the start at left tackle.
44 combined yards in the first quarter between both teams are the fewest in a game this season.
Will Fries replaced Matt Pryor at right guard on the first offensive drive of the second quarter.
QB Sam Ehlinger didn’t complete his first pass of the game until 7:41 left in the second quarter.
The Colts have now been outscored 118-42 in the first half of games.
The Colts offense has failed to score a touchdown in the first half in six of their games this season.
No Colts player had more than 23 receiving yards in the game.
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Colts head coach Frank Reich will hold a conference call with the media Monday as the team prepares for the Week 10 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders (2-6) at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 4:25 p.m. ET.