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Andrew Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time left to lift the Indianapolis Colts to a dramatic 35-33 comeback win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
With the final seconds ticking away, the rookie quarterback moved up in the pocket, flipped a short pass to Avery, and the receiver ran untouched into the end zone to complete a rally that started with Lions up 12 points midway through the fourth quarter.
The Colts (8-4) stayed in control of the AFC wild-card race with the win. Detroit (5-8) lost for the fourth straight time, including three in a row at home after leading in the final quarter.
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Hey! My first Andrew Luck headline pun! But truly, the change in the fortunes of the Indianapolis Colts has widely been attributed to rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, which is fine, because he has been very good so far. I think, however, that this ignores the overall success of the Colts as a team, and doesn’t reflect exactly how bad the quarterback situation was last season.
Colts rookie Andrew Luck hits Donnie Avery as time expires for the game winning touchdown.
391 Pass Yds, 4 TD for Luck in 35-33 win over Detroit.
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In a day chock full of incredible finishes in the NFL, the Indianapolis Colts and rookie quarterback Andrew Luck faced a 4th&10 trailing the Detroit Lions by five with less than ten seconds to play.
Watch as Luck finds an open Donnie Avery for the game-winning touchdown:
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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.
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