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Colts hold 45-44 lead late in fourth quarter

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Amazingly, the Colts have taken the lead in Saturday’s wild-card matchup vs. Kansas City.

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck connected with wideout T.Y. Hilton on a 64-yard TD pass to give Indianapolis a 45-44 edge with a little more than four minutes left.

The Colts, who trailed 38-10 early in the third quarter, have outscored Kansas City 35-6 since.

The Chiefs face a 4th-and-11 at the Indianapolis 43 at the two-minute warning.

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69 Responses to “Colts hold 45-44 lead late in fourth quarter”
  1. johninthewest says: Jan 4, 2014 8:01 PM

    Chiefs are fraud!! Told you so all year!!

  2. mykpfsu says: Jan 4, 2014 8:02 PM

    And the Colts will when while interfering with the last pass. Bowe was being pushed out before the pass got there.

  3. keepongronking says: Jan 4, 2014 8:02 PM

    Andrew Luck is a beast

  4. badmoonrison says: Jan 4, 2014 8:02 PM

    Awww, too bad for you Chefs, guess you just cant hang with the big boys. Now go sit on the couch until August…LOL

  5. denverfandownsouth says: Jan 4, 2014 8:03 PM

    If Indy gives up 44 to the chiefs, I’d expect Denver to score 70

  6. marcuswelby1 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:03 PM

    Put the fat lady in the closet…at least for one more week!

  7. meatcarroll says: Jan 4, 2014 8:03 PM

    Classic Andy Reid clock management.

  8. macker1283 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:03 PM

    Andy Reid should be fired. That is so unbelievably ridiciulous. Calls a timeout after the two minute warning LOL. Has there every been a worse coach in terms of clock management in NFL history?

  9. pamiho32332013 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:03 PM

    Great comeback. Great game!

  10. plum13sec says: Jan 4, 2014 8:04 PM

    A Legend was born in Indy today.

  11. greg2geez says: Jan 4, 2014 8:04 PM

    That’s right Alex Smith on his best day can’t beat Luck on a bad day.

  12. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 4, 2014 8:04 PM

    Do you know how many times I’m going to have times I’m going to have to see ’92 Oilers v Buffalo clips this weekend now….

  13. quentinsands says: Jan 4, 2014 8:04 PM

    Never saw this coming. And that’s exactly why we love this game.

  14. rainponcho87 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:04 PM

    good game Alex from a 49er fan. You played lights out.

  15. keepyerstickontheice says: Jan 4, 2014 8:04 PM

    “I’m surprised the Chefs lost!”

    …said nobody.

  16. Slackmo says: Jan 4, 2014 8:04 PM

    Nothing Eagles fans haven’t seen before.

  17. jucam1 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:04 PM

    Sorry Chiefs fans, but THAT is Andy Reid, get used to it

  18. mediasloppy says: Jan 4, 2014 8:04 PM

    Someone has voodoo dolls of all the KC players. That game was crazy.

  19. gmsalpha says: Jan 4, 2014 8:04 PM

    And to think that without a corporate bailout, this game would not even have been televised in the Indianapolis market.

  20. kev86 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:05 PM

    I called the Colts toast earlier. Shocker. Brutal day for Chiefs fans. Wow.

  21. statsdolie says: Jan 4, 2014 8:05 PM

    Again everyone wants to tell Eagles fans how stupid they are for letting Reid go. Great coaches make adjustments. Andy doesn’t plain and simple.

  22. cztikhldr4evr says: Jan 4, 2014 8:05 PM

    What does the KC Chiefs and my snowblower have in common ? They both have a choke

  23. abomb80 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:05 PM

    Well, I think this pretty much guarantees an Eagles win tonight. Just so this can be neatly filed under “Well, that figures..”

  24. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 4, 2014 8:05 PM

    Prepare yourselves, an Irsay drunken tirade is coming…

  25. sikoix says: Jan 4, 2014 8:06 PM

    Wow. Burning that last timeout with the clock already stopped for the 2 minute warning seemed very Reid-like.

  26. canadianhonky says: Jan 4, 2014 8:06 PM

    Blowed up !!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯…… Chiefs! How do you manage that!!

  27. sabatimus says: Jan 4, 2014 8:06 PM

    That’s seriously the most messed up game I’ve seen in a long time.

  28. richhomietae says: Jan 4, 2014 8:06 PM

    Injuries hitted the chiefs at the worst possible time but good comeback for the colts.

  29. natelan69 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:06 PM

    Can’t believe what I just watched.

    Sorry Chiefs fans, injuries broadsided you here.

    I might be a Chargers fan, but was rooting for you guys to win it all if we didn’t, since your franchise and fans are very classy.

    Best luck next season.

    (Hmm, maybe I should’ve used a different word…)

  30. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Jan 4, 2014 8:06 PM

    Classic Chef Meltdown.

  31. rocoop says: Jan 4, 2014 8:06 PM

    Make it stop!!!! I can’t stop laughing!!!OMG…My sides are killing me…..

  32. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Jan 4, 2014 8:06 PM

    The NFL is fixed

  33. oldschoolnflman says: Jan 4, 2014 8:07 PM

    Injuries prevented the chiefs from holding onto a lead they earned. If matt hasselbeck doesn’t start next week, Colts are in serious trouble. Denver: when you are up 38-10 on these tank to win scrubs, please put up 60 before taking the first team out. Thx have a great day Colts fans.

  34. icanspeel says: Jan 4, 2014 8:07 PM

    Going to take the Chiefs all offseason to recover from that game.. 28 point lead with 1 half to go? Ouch

  35. tigerlilac says: Jan 4, 2014 8:07 PM

    One of the greatest comebacks in playoff history. Luck picked himself and his team off the mat and won this game with a courageous effort. One question, why is it that wide receivers run sideline patterns so close to the sideline instead of giving themselves and their quarterback room to make a play? It’s not just Bowe on the Chiefs’ last play, it is widespread in the NFL.

  36. snowboardinganteater says: Jan 4, 2014 8:07 PM

    Same old poor time management displayed by Andy Reid year after year after year after year…just like in Philly!

  37. tmdill18 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:07 PM

    Seriously – there are 5 friggin pro bowlers on that KC defense. That is a friggin travesty. Will this finally end the perception that KC has this abundance of superior talent? And don’t cry about injuries. They got toasted the entire second half before the defense had injuries. Fleener owned that so called pro bowl safety.

  38. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Jan 4, 2014 8:08 PM

    Ahhhh. Just like old times when the Colts n Cheifs meet in the playoffs.

    #owned

  39. golfore says: Jan 4, 2014 8:08 PM

    That was an amazing choke job by the Chefs. It could be forty years before they get that next playoff win. At least they had the record for the loudest stadium for a week! HaHa…..

  40. crisper57 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:08 PM

    Chiefs faded in this game just like they did in the season. Can’t close.

  41. therolandobottom says: Jan 4, 2014 8:08 PM

    One more, two to go. The Oakland a Raiders will still be the last AFC West team to reach the SB. Look at all these frauds. Enjoy being regular season champs Chefs. Like always.

  42. wisdomnfl says: Jan 4, 2014 8:08 PM

    KC resting players ha ha ha good for them limping into the playoffs.

  43. rocoop says: Jan 4, 2014 8:09 PM

    KC fans, when your finished with the excuses, get back to shoveling snow!!! I love it!!

  44. unbridledsexy says: Jan 4, 2014 8:09 PM

    Yep, the chiefs are frauds. They get screwed out of a possible win with just their backups last week, then go in the road, lose their biggest playmaker immediately, followed by 5 more key players, and they lose by 1 in an incredible shoot out. Yep. Bunch of lousy frauds.

  45. hobiecat1 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:09 PM

    Hey Peyton …See How it’s done.

    #Jim Irsay

  46. bostonian13 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:09 PM

    RGWho?!? Griffin would’ve folded after his second pick and just down 17. Luck is amazing, TY Hilton was born along with Luck today. Awesome game.

    Dum-Bowe, cost the chiefs he should’ve came down with both feet. Ultimately, no Charles and horrible clock management cost the chiefs.

  47. jackybadass says: Jan 4, 2014 8:09 PM

    Andy! Come on man!

  48. moochach says: Jan 4, 2014 8:09 PM

    Andy always seems like he doesn’t understand when the game is going to end. He really needs a “Clock Assistant” to stand next to him and explain what to do.

  49. bobgriffinthe3rd says: Jan 4, 2014 8:10 PM

    some ppl know me as Robert griffin III some people know me as rg3 and others know me as r g me. but not no more I shall now be known as bob Griffin the 3rd and I would of won that game. but since I got Michael fired in DC I’m the new head coach of the Washington racial slurs

    I am Bob Griffin the 3rd

  50. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:10 PM

    it’s hard to play defense in the secondary when you can no longer attack, but are forced to react, to receivers.

    i think the colts will get trounced by whoever they play.

    but impressive comeback by andrew luck. he’s good.

  51. 1pwrightt says: Jan 4, 2014 8:10 PM

    So some still think RG3 is a better QB? Think again.

  52. the8man says: Jan 4, 2014 8:11 PM

    Chiefs fan, you have to question two things: your teams conditioning and your players commitment to win despite getting banged up. I’ve never seen so many guys go down in an indoor game. The poor bastards left in the lineup did the best they could. The losers that folded displayed no heart. I’d hate to be one of the players that quit when the rest of the roster comes into that locker room sweaty and spent.

    Colts fan, great job in picking up Big Steve from Amish Mafia to QB your team. What a performance!

  53. usmarinecpl says: Jan 4, 2014 8:11 PM

    As a Houstonian, I approve of this comeback

  54. vuudu says: Jan 4, 2014 8:12 PM

    Was this a bowl game or an NFL playoff game? Very soon we will be watching 60-70 point games. Ridiculous.

  55. thatswhatimsayin says: Jan 4, 2014 8:12 PM

    johninthewest says:

    Chiefs are fraud!! Told you so all year!!

    ————————————————————
    A team puts up 44 points and loses half their defense in game. yeah thats pretty fraudulent.

  56. blu4l1fe says: Jan 4, 2014 8:13 PM

    Good game for both teams with the Colts coming out on top of shootout. Not a fan of either team but did watch and have to say, very impressed on how Luck played. Specifically, the fumble recovery inside the five to lunge for a TD. For a second year QB, that was veteran-like of him.

    Good performance by the Chiefs in Andy’s inaugural season. Maybe next year. Good start to the playoffs, looking forward to, hopefully, another good game between NO and Philly.

  57. thelastbesthope says: Jan 4, 2014 8:13 PM

    If the Chiefs had hung on, their injuries left them ruined.

    Looked like the great chariot scenes from Ben Hur out there….just cart ‘em off.

  58. coltsreign says: Jan 4, 2014 8:13 PM

    Pep Hamilton
    Please dont put us in position like that again.
    Haters. Let this be a reminder ANDREW LUCK DOESNT SUCK.

  59. blackandyellow71 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:14 PM

    I put the timeout on Smith, but not the loss. He did what he had to, defense gave up way to many big plays.

  60. brooklyn40niner says: Jan 4, 2014 8:14 PM

    Colin Kaepernick> Alex Smith

  61. 6thsense10 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:15 PM

    Chiefs played a good game considering their best player was hurt and left the game in the 1st quarter plus they kept losing starters throughout the game….I counted 5 injuries.

    Robert Mathis is a beast. His strip fumble prevented a potential 45-17 Chiefs lead and instead lead to a 38-24 Chiefs lead.

    The Chiefs D should be ashamed of themselves. Given 31-10 lead they should have been able to hold out enough for a win

    One of the best playoff games I’ve seen.

  62. steelernator says: Jan 4, 2014 8:19 PM

    Good. Glad KC lost. Biggest collapse in history. Reid tried to tank the game last week by resting his starters, then their kicker did tank it, preventing the Steelers from taking their rightful spot in the playoffs. Fat Andy never could figure out how to handle time outs. One and done, well deserved.

  63. 6thsense10 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:20 PM

    jucam1 says:
    Jan 4, 2014 8:04 PM
    Sorry Chiefs fans, but THAT is Andy Reid, get used to it
    ——-
    I’m sure the Chiefs fans will take Reid warts and all over what they suffered through the past few years (including 2-14 last season). Geesh people relax. The Chiefs were not suppose to even be this good this soon.

  64. letsgopens8771 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:20 PM

    Poor clock management not by Andy Reid, but by Alex Smith. All those timeouts are on him alone.

    My Evaluations:

    Andrew Luck played great despite the turnovers.
    I hope the Colts lose by 28 at least. KC has sucked and now they come up like this in the playoffs? Unheard of. Colts did not deserve it. Kudos to KC fans that stuck with them through all that.
    KC defense was awful in 2nd half and did not adjust. Failure there.
    KC is not a fraud and has a good future. Draft picks will definitely want to go there now that they are a legit contender.
    TY Hilton is a monster. Plain in simple. He has great hands and speed. KC couldn’t cover him at all. Remarkable.
    Great job by Colts for not quitting, and for pulling off an incredible comeback to win an impressive playoff game. I don’t like to root against Luck, but I have to now.

    One thing left to do: Go Seahawks!

  65. sanchock says: Jan 4, 2014 8:21 PM

    It’s official: Luck > RG3.
    (I mean if there was still any doubt)

  66. tedmurph says: Jan 4, 2014 8:21 PM

    Andy Reid takes a 2-14 team to the playoffs, with an 11-5 record, in a division with 3 out of 4 teams making the playoffs, with multiple injuries, on the road, in the playoffs and you ‘football fans’ call for his firing, due to clock management? Do I really have to say anything? He’s a candidate for coach of the year, yahoos.

  67. tmdill18 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:23 PM

    Colts had more guys on injured reserve and used more players during the season to fill the roster. So Chiefs fans can stop usi g injuries as an excuse. Especially that pathetic defense. Supposedly they have 5 pro bowlers on defense. And the injures to the defense occurred after Luck already shredded them. So it made no difference.

  68. tmdill18 says: Jan 4, 2014 8:25 PM

    The dumb timeout had no impact. KC did not run outl of time. They ran out of downs.

  69. j0esixpack says: Jan 5, 2014 9:56 AM

    Serves the Chiefs right, running up the score with that big a lead. Karma.

    They should have been nice and eased up (at least that’s what Patriots-haters always say when they get a big lead and continue to play hard)

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