Brandon Tate takes the ensuing kickoff, after the Colts scored a field goal to reduce their deficit to ten points, seven yards deep in the end zone to the 25-yard line. On first down Andy Dalton, with Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis on the sidelines, rolls out left and Jerome Simpson drops an easy reception that should have picked up a first down. Cedric Benson gained seven yards on a run to the left leaving three yards needed for a first down. Andy Dalton tries to squeeze in a pass to A.J. Green, but the receiver failed to haul in the reception and the Bengals go three-and-out. Kevin Huber kicks the football deep, caught by the returner at Indianapolis' 23-yard line where Andrew Hawkins converged on the returner, limiting him with only a three-yard gain. The Colts setup at Indianapolis' 26-yard line.
And the Colts moved the football.
Pierre Garcon picks up 12 yards on a wide receiver screen, followed with a 17-yard Dallas Clark over the shoulder reception. Reggie Wayne gains nine yards on another screen to the left and Painter's pass to Delone Carter over the middle was dropped after Brandon Johnson disrupted the play. The Colts picked up the first down after a quarterback sneak, giving the Colts another set of downs.
Now with over 11 minutes remaining in the game at Cincinnati's 32-yard line, Painter finds Dallas Clark for a five-yard gain. Morgan Trent followed that up with a defensive pass interference in the end zone giving the Colts the football at the Bengals one-yard line.
A quarterback sneak is held short from the one-yard line, setting up second-and-goal with inches to go. Painter sneaks the second time and the Bengals defense anticipated it holding the quarterback from scoring. Third and goal, inches from the goalline, Painter fakes the handoff to Delone Carter and completes the touchdown pass to a wide open Dallas Clark in the back of the endzone. Bengals are now only up 20-17 after the point after conversion.