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
  • Chiefs' bus in accident before Packers game (The Associated Press)
    Today, 12:57 AM
    GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a bus taking the Kansas City Chiefs to their Wisconsin hotel was involved in an accident....Read More
  • Drone with camera spotted over Panthers stadium (The Associated Press)
    Today, 12:25 AM
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Police in North Carolina briefly detained and questioned a man who flew a drone with a camera mounted on it over a stadium during an NFL preseason game....Read More
  • NFL roundup: Browns WR Gordon suspended one year (The SportsXchange)
    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended for one year by the NFL on Wednesday for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Gordon is not allowed to practice with the Browns, attend team meetings or other club functions for an entire...Read More
  • Two more Chiefs defenders in top 100
    Yesterday, 9:15 PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The fourth and fifth Kansas City Chiefs players have popped up on ESPN's rankings of the top 100 defensive players. Safety Eric Berry is in at No. 21 and outside linebacker Tamba Hali checks in at No. 27. Both players are deserving of...Read More
  • Maurice Jones-Drew explains post-TD pose
    Yesterday, 8:00 PM
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- As heated protests boiled over in Missouri after the controversial shooting of an black teenager, Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew made a statement in Green Bay, Wisconsin, last Friday night. At the end of a 40-yard touc...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