The Indianapolis Colts continued their trend of digging a big first half hole they had to dig out of in falling behind the Tennessee Titans 14-0 on Thursday night.
But Indianapolis scored 14 points in less than a minute – taking advantage of a Titans’ special teams turnover – to take the lead for the first time over Tennessee.
Trailing 17-6 at half, the Colts got the ball to start the third quarter.
Andrew Luck led the Colts on an 11-play, 74-yard scoring drive capped by a 6-yard touchdown run from Donald Brown to pull within four at 17-13.
Devon Wylie, who had been promoted from the Titans’ practice squad earlier this week, fumbled the ensuing kickoff. The loose ball was recovered by reserve running back Dan Herron at the Tennessee 20-yard line.
Luck hit Stanley Havili for nine yards and then scored himself to take the lead. Luck tried to throw a quick screen but Titans’ defensive end Derrick Morgan jumped into the throwing lane. Luck pulled the ball down and took off running and walked in for an 11-yard touchdown to give the Colts a 20-17 lead.
The pair of touchdowns came 57 seconds apart.