INDIANAPOLIS — Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.
The Eagles (2-0) have won six straight road openers. Indianapolis (0-2) has lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time since Andrew Luck and Chuck Pagano arrived in 2012.
The Colts led most of the night, including 27-20 late in the game. But Luck’s late interception led to Foles’ tying 6-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin and, after another three-and-out by the Colts, Foles drove the Eagles into position for the winning kick.
“We felt we had some plays (in the first half), we just couldn’t make them,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said. “But we’re going to play 60 minutes, and we played 60 minutes.”
The Eagles’ potent offense started slow, managing just two field goals in the first half and failing to score a touchdown before LeSean McCoy’s 1-yard run with 4:32 left in the third quarter. They finished strong, tying it at 20 when former Saints standout Darren Sproles managed to stay on his feet for a 19-yard run late in the third and again at 27 on a 6-yard TD pass to Maclin.
Luck drove the Colts back down the field and hooked up with Ahmad Bradshaw for a tiebreaking score, but Indy couldn’t close it out and the Eagles took advantage.
NO DECISION ON HARDY: Carolina coach Ron Rivera said he isn’t sure whether Greg Hardy will play Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Rivera also said Monday that the team hasn’t considered releasing the Pro Bowl defensive end, who is involved in a domestic violence case. He added that Hardy will continue to practice and attend team meetings, but the coach won’t make a decision on when Hardy plays until later this week.
Hardy was convicted July 15 of assault on a female and communicating threats after the victim claimed he threw her down on a bed of guns and tossed her into the shower. He is appealing the ruling.
Hardy played in Week 1, but Rivera deactivated him hours before Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions — two days after the coach had said Hardy would play.
APPEAL PLANNED TUESDAY: The players’ union Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL gave Ray Rice last week.
NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah said “we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night.” That deadline is 10:59 p.m. CDT.
Rice was suspended two games for striking his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator. When video was made public and showed Rice punching his now-wife Janay, knocking her unconscious, the Ravens released the running back. Almost immediately after that, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made Rice’s suspension indefinite.
TILLMAN OUT FOR SEASON: Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman will miss the rest of the season after tearing his right triceps.
The Bears placed the two-time Pro Bowl player on injured reserve. The former Louisiana-Lafayette standout came up clutching his arm in pain in the third quarter of Sunday’s win at San Francisco.
Around the league
San Diego running back Ryan Mathews has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee and will be out indefinitely. ... Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno is expected to be sidelined for at least a month with a left elbow injury, and the team re-signed Daniel Thomas to shore up the position.