INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (WLFI) - The Indianapolis Colts started the 2013 season with a 21-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders at Lucas Oil Stadium.
On the team’s first offensive possession, Andrew Luck and the Colts drove 48 yards on 10 plays, which was capped by a Reggie Wayne 12-yard touchdown reception.
Luck completed all five passing attempts on the drive for 63 yards. Darrius Heyward-Bey tallied his first reception as a member of the Colts, a 16-yard gain for a first down. Wayne led all receivers on the possession with three catches for 40 yards and the score.
Dwayne Allen contributed with the team’s second touchdown of the game, a 20-yard reception from Luck in the second quarter. It was the second touchdown in as many possessions for the Colts. Luck remained perfect in the game completing 3-of-3 attempts for 50 yards on the drive, which included 13- and 17-yard completions to Reggie Wayne and the 20-yard pass to Allen. For Allen, the touchdown was the fourth of his career.
Luck registered a 19-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, which gave the Colts a 21-17 lead and proved to be the game-winner.
Safety Antoine Bethea started his 81st consecutive contest, which ranks first among active NFL safeties. Bethea registered 11 tackles and made the game-saving interception on the six-yard line with 31 seconds remaining in the game. The interception was his first since December 19, 2010 in a win against Jacksonville.
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