Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/28/12
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This is why the Indianapolis Colts drafted Andrew Luck with the top overall pick in April. Stymied most of the day by the Tennessee Titans' normally pliable defense, Luck walked off the field Sunday when Vick Ballard took his screen pass 16 yards -- leaping high into the air to crack the goal line's plane with the ball -- with 10:11 left in overtime to finish off a 19-13 win. Indianapolis (4-3) forced overtime when backup running back Delone Carter leaped 1 yard with 3:24 remaining in regulation, capping a 14-play, 80-yard drive that lasted 7:02. Carter's 7-yard run on fourth-and-1 from the 8 kept the drive going. Tennessee (3-5) took a 10-3 lead into halftime when rookie wide receiver Kendall Wright made a balletic 23-yard touchdown reception a minute before intermission, gaining separation from Cassius Vaughn and then tapping one foot down while toe-dragging the second one inbounds. Otherwise, most of the game was an exhibition of the teams constructing promising drives which concluded either in field goals or without points for one reason for another. The Titans started out with a 13-play, 59-yard march which lasted 7:25, ending in Rob Bironas' 39-yard field goal -- the 200th of his career. Indianapolis answered with a 12-play, 83-yard drive that ate up 6:29, but had to settle for Adam Vinatieri's 20-yard field goal when Luck was tackled from behind at the 2 on a scramble to the end zone. On their next drive, the Colts kept the ball for more than 5 minutes, but were forced to punt when Donnie Avery committed a crackback block after they reached the Tennessee 33. Indianapolis then maneuvered into field-goal range on its last drive of the half, but Michael Griffin ripped through a badly-executed protection scheme to block Vinatieri's 37-yard attempt. In the third quarter, the Titans missed on a chance to add to a 10-6 lead when the normally-reliable Bironas missed wide right from 45 yards as the ball was caught in a swirling crosswind. Notes: Tennessee LT Michael Roos (appendicitis) saw his 119-game starting streak come to an end when he was declared inactive. The Titans also lost RG Leroy Harris (knee) in the first quarter. ... Among the Indianapolis inactives were OLB Robert Mathis, its sack leader. ... The Titans were flagged for offensive pass interference three times in the first half, including one which nullified Kenny Britt's 22-yard touchdown catch.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cubs trade for Chapman a risk, but potential payoff too hard to ignore

White Sox fan wears a fantastic taped-up Chris Sale jersey

Wisconsin kicker will wear 27 to honor Nebraska's Sam Foltz

Dennis Schroder wears disguise to play in German streetball tournament

Browns indicate they will give Josh Gordon another chance

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Prince Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery

Eagles want Carson Wentz to be 'starter ready' Week 1

Report: 49ers concerned Anthony Davis will quit again

Did Manning hurt NFLPA's case in HGH investigations?

Report: Steinbrenner won't allow fire sale, wants to make playoffs

Report: Dion Waiters agrees to one-year deal with Heat

Dion Waiters' deal signals the end of the 2016 money grab

Tom Jackson could leave ESPN after almost three decades

Cavs sign coach Tyronn Lue to a five-year extension

More than 10,000 people registered for Jaguars Pokemon Go night

NFL issues new concussion protocol

Angels listening to offers on Hector Santiago

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

Kevin Durant’s OKC restaurant will be closed, rebranded

Lamar Odom said to be held back by one 'toxic friend'

Mario Balotelli crashes Liverpool fans' wedding

Michael Vick: I used to feel I was 'dominating too much'

WATCH: Astros, Rangers minor leaguers get into brawl

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker