Andrew Luck scrambled a bit to his right, saw nobody open in the end zone and decided to take his chances.
He flipped the ball to Donnie Avery and hoped his 5-foot-11 receiver could win a race to the end zone.
''I had no choice but to score,'' Avery said. ''It was the slowest 11 yards that I ever felt like I ran.''
It may have felt like it took forever, but Avery crossed the goal line standing up on the final play, giving Indianapolis a 35-33 win over Detroit on Sunday. The Colts scored two touchdowns in the final 2:39 to hand the Lions another excruciating loss.
''Some teams find ways to win,'' Indianapolis interim coach Bruce Arian said. ''Others don't.''
With the final seconds ticking away and the ball at the Detroit 14, Luck took the snap, moved up in the pocket and tossed a short pass to Avery, who made the catch around the 10. With Detroit's secondary focused on covering receivers in the end zone, Avery was scamper in.
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