Found September 16, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
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The always clutch Adam Vinatieri nailed a 53-yard field goal to give Andrew Luck his first victory as a NFL quarterback. The Colts were tied 20-20 against the Vikings with just eight seconds left when Adam stepped up to the plate and nailed a 53-yarder to give the Colts a 23-20 lead. The Colts held onto the lead for the victory. Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
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