Curtis Painter has thrown for 239 yards and two touchdowns as the Indianapolis Colts carry a 24-14 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs at halftime in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Painter's passing exploits won't make anyone forget about the great Peyton Manning, but its clear that the young quarterback out of Purdue has formed a friendly relationship with Pierre Garcon as his two touchdown receptions have been daggers in the Chiefs defense.
Matt Cassel struggled to get into a rhythm early in the game, but two touchdown passes of his own to Dwyane Bowe and Steve Breaston has helped keep the Chiefs in the game. For the game, Cassel is 9-13 for 131 yards.
The Colts have lost their starting tailback Joseph Addai to an apparent hamstring injury in the first quarter, yet rookie backup Delone Carter has stepped in admirably with a 3-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter.