Historic Heartbreak

In the second-largest comeback in NFL history, Indianapolis rallied from a 28-point deficit to deal Kansas City a 45-44 loss in the Wild Card game.

Courtesy the Associated Press
Chuck Pagano couldn't believe his eyes. Andrew Luck couldn't believe his ears. Colts fans couldn't believe the scoreboard, and the Kansas City Chiefs couldn't believe their incredibly bad luck.

It seemed unfathomable.

On a day Luck appeared to be pressing and, at times, as bad as he ever has played while putting Indianapolis in a 28-point deficit, the Colts quarterback somehow turned things around.

He threw three of his four touchdowns in the second half, scored on a fumble return and connected with a wide-open T.Y. Hilton on a 64-yard TD pass to give the Colts an improbable 45-44 wild-card victory Saturday.

"One for the ages," said Pagano, Indianapolis' coach. "I think somebody said that it was the second-largest comeback or whatever in the history of whatever. I guess 21 wasn't large enough at half, so we thought we'd give them another seven, you know, just to make it interesting."

Actually, rallying from 28 down made the latest of Luck's amazing c...

Headlines
  • National Football League roundup (Reuters)
    Today, 1:09 AM
    (The Sports Xchange) - Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is resigning control of the team to focus on battling Alzheimer's Disease. In 16 playoff appearances, the Broncos advanced to the Super Bowl six times. "This is a sad day for the NFL," commissioner ...Read More
  • Re-Watching Andre Holmes (Rotoworld)
    Today, 1:08 AM
    Nick Mensio charted Andre Holmes' 2013 snaps and provides his observations, as well as fantasy expectations....Read More
  • NFL roundup: Bowlen relinquishes control of Broncos (The SportsXchange)
    Today, 12:43 AM
    Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is resigning control of the team to focus on battling Alzheimer's Disease. In 16 playoff appearances, the Broncos advanced to the Super Bowl six times. "This is a sad day for the NFL," commissioner Roger Goodell said Wedn...Read More
  • K.C. would have been lost without Charles
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs selected a running back in each of the past two drafts. They have one of the league’s highest paid wide receivers. They are hopeful a healthy collection of tight ends can make a difference in their p...Read More
  • AP source: Chiefs, Charles reach 2-year deal (The Associated Press)
    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has reached a two-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. A person familiar with the contract said the deal will keep Charles in Kansas City through the 2017 season. The six-year NFL veteran ran for 1,28...Read More
[-] Hide Ad
Video
Kevin Kietzman and Alex Smith talk Raiders
Oct. 09, 2013

You need to install Flash Player to access this content.

Get Adobe Flash player


If you feel this message is an error bypass flash detection here