Saints' league-worst defense dominating Andrew Luck, Colts

INDIANAPOLIS -- In one of Sunday’s early surprises, the New Orleans Saints’ 32nd-ranked defense is dominating Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts with a 20-0 halftime lead.

Luck threw two interceptions, including one near the goal line to cornerback Kyle Wilson that squandered a scoring chance just before halftime. He threw the other one to rookie linebacker Stephone Anthony in the first quarter.

Luck didn’t complete a pass in the first 20 minutes and finished the half 9-of-19 for 79 yards.

Saints linebackers David Hawthorne and Hau'oli Kikaha also combined to force a fumble on a kickoff return. And Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan has two sacks, giving him five in the last two weeks and six on the season.

The Saints’ offense had some highs and lows but took advantage of the multiple opportunities, keeping one of their three TD drives alive with a fake field goal. Drew Brees threw one TD pass and threw one interception in the end zone. Khiry Robinson ran in New Orleans’ other two scores.