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Andrew Luck had his best game yet in leading the Colts back from a 21-3 halftime deficit over the Green Bay Packers. It ties the largest comeback win of the season, and the largest by a rookie since Matthew Stafford’s 21-point comeback over Cleveland in 2009.
For the third straight game Luck led the offense on a go-ahead scoring drive with less than a minute to go, and Green Bay’s Mason Crosby missed a game-tying field goal that even Mike Vanderjagt thought was a horrible kick.
The Colts are 2-2, and here is how they did it this time. Hint: it involved a ton of the hurry-up offense as the Colts rang up a franchise-record 89 offensive plays.
Drive No. 1
Time: 15:00 left (1st quarter)
Score: Tied 0-0
Drive: 6 plays, 29 yards (punt)
After a few passes to Reggie Wayne, the Packers fooled Luck on a quick pass by dropping Erik Walden into coverage, and he deflected the pass. Colts punted.
Drive No. 2
Time: 9:08 left
Score: Tied 0-0
Drive: 7 plays, 40 yards (turnover on dow...
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