Colts trailed by 28 points in the third quarter but recovered to win. The Indianapolis Colts wiped out a four touchdown deficit to secure an improbable 45-44 comeback win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the first wildcard game on Saturday.
Andrew Luck had three touchdown passes after half-time as Indianapolis became only the second team in playoff history to win after trailing by 28 or more points.
As a result of their miraculous comeback, the Colts will now travel to either Denver or New England next weekend for the divisional round with four straight wins under their belts.
“We never panicked,” Luck told reporters after the game. “We took it one play at a time.”
Luck finished 29-of-45 for 443 yards, the second-highest total in franchise history for a playoff game, while counterpart Alex Smith was 30-of-46 for 378 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
However, Luck got the last word and ensured that the Colts move forward this season while the Chiefs finish their turnaround year with three straight losses.
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