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.