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A knack for late-game heroics and the ability to win the close ones have helped put the Indianapolis Colts in good position to return to the playoffs.
The Colts needed overtime to win at Tennessee earlier this season, but hope for an easier time Sunday when they try for a fifth consecutive home victory over the reeling Titans.
Paced by rookie Andrew Luck, Indianapolis (8-4) executed last-minute winning drives against Green Bay and Minnesota, and rallied from seven down in the fourth quarter for a 19-13 overtime win at Tennessee on Oct. 28. However, the Colts' 35-33 victory at Detroit last Sunday might have been the most improbable of all.
Luck threw two touchdown passes in the final 2:39 to rally the Colts from a 12-point deficit and deliver their second straight victory and sixth in seven games to maintain the top wild-card spot in the AFC. Luck's 14-yard TD pass to Donnie Avery as time expired was Indianapolis' first winning score with no time left since 1990.
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The struggles of the Bears, Packers, Giants, 49ers and Ravens in recent weeks allows the Indianapolis Colts to make a legitimate push into the top 10. I remain skeptical of Indy’s true chances when January roles around (the 59-24 drubbing in New England is an indicator of how far they are behind the truly top shelf teams in the league) and their -41 point differential leaves much...
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.
The Detroit Lions let another victory slip through their fingers last Sunday when Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck hit Donnie Avery for a last-second, game-winning touchdown. Continue reading →
Honestly, there are many ways that I could go with this post but I think I'll let the below picture do most of the talking.
Recently, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, owner Jim Irsay, and Andrew Luck got a chance to hang out with the cast of the hit NBC show, "Parks and Recreation".
Below is the photo:
Clearly, Ron Swanson didn't get...
It’s official, the Andrew Luck hype mobile is going off the rails like a crazy train.
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It has been a big year in Texas high school quarterback lore.
The NFL season began in September, the state of Texas had more natives per capita under center across the league than any other comparably sized region. The top two picks in the draft, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, were both former Texas high school quarterbacks. Another former Texas high school quarterback, Johnny...
It's time for another installment of my pre-Colts game Q&A with Nate Dunlevy. This is our fifth season doing this, and in that time, Nate has moved from his own site 18 to 88 to bigger and better things as Lead Writer for Bleacher Report at their AFC South blog. He's also written two books, including Blue Blood, a history of the Colts in Indianapolis, and Invincible,...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Andrew Luck is getting a crash course in rematch etiquette.
The man who seemingly did it all in college never played the same team twice in one season until he jumped to the NFL. On Sunday, he'll get a second chance at playing a team twice when Tennessee visits Lucas Oil Stadium.
If Sunday’s Lions last second loss to the Colts has left your system than this post isn’t for you. Here are the last four seconds followed by a minute and a half of Miss Colt Fan trolling everybody within earshot.
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We're down to the last quarter of the 2012 season, and there are some teams currently in the playoff picture that have surprised us all. With four games left, we're taking a look at the current wildcard teams. Are they contenders or just pretenders? Let's take a look.
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