Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/17/12
1. Luck’s Leadership Tested, And Proven Against VikingsChristian Ponder doesn’t always play a team from the AFC South, but when he does, it’s a classic finish.The Indianapolis Colts had a substantial lead heading into the fourth quarter.Andrew Luck had thrown for two touchdowns, and Adam Vinatieri added two field goals.The same defense that allowed 41 points in Week 1 held the Minnesota Vikings to a modest 6 points from two Blair Walsh field goals through three quarters.Ponder was not too worried about the scoreboard when he led the Vikings down the field to score (a touchdown) with 5:03 to go, and again with just 33 seconds left on the clock. The ensuing Vikings kickoff resulted in a touchback leaving Andrew Luck & Co. at the 20 yard line with 31 seconds on the clock.Luck (seen giving the positive equivalent of a Jay Cutler speech to team mates prior to the drive) led the Colts down the field with two 20 yard passes, one going to Donnie Avery, and another to Reggie Wayne, then ...
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