"We finally dug ourselves a hole that we couldn't dig out of," Indianapolis tight end Coby Fleener said. "And I think that was probably coming, based on what we have done in the past. So, hopefully, we can use this to learn from."
Some of the Colts' final numbers were deceiving. They outgained St. Louis 406-372 in total yards and had 21 first downs to the Rams' 12.
Luck was 29-of-47 for 353 yards, and T.Y. Hilton caught seven of those passes for 130 yards. But the Colts turned the ball over three times in the red zone, and only a 13-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter from Luck to running back Donald Brown and the ensuing 2-point conversion to Fleener got them on the scoreboard.
It's a short week with Indianapolis traveling to Tennessee (4-5) on Thursday night. The Titans will be in a foul mood of their own after being on the wrong end of a 29-27 decision against Jacksonville (1-8) on Sunday.
"You want to get back out there and get that taste out of your mouth," Luck said. "We'll prepare. The short weeks are always interesting. I think I learned that last year. We need to get back on the field and right our wrongs. Absolve our sins, if you will."