Today wasn’t an easy day for the Indianapolis Colts, but a last-second field goal from Adam Vinatieri gave them a 23-20 win over the Tennessee Titans, and the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs.
That means the Colts will host the New York Jets in the AFC wild card round, while the Baltimore Ravens will head to Kansas City and play the Chiefs.
For the Colts today, Peyton Manning went 27-of-41 for 264 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. But despite Manning’s big game — and despite the Colts’ defense holding Titans running back Chris Johnson to just 39 yards on 20 carries — the Colts weren’t able to put the Titans away until the very end. The teams were tied 20-20 throughout the fourth quarter until Vinatieri’s kick on the game’s last play finally ended things.
Now Manning and Co. get ready for Rex Ryan’s Jets defense in a very compelling first-round playoff matchup.