Colts in midst of strong rally, narrow deficit to 41-31


If the Chiefs are going to win their first postseason game in almost 21 years, they are going to have sweat it out.

The Colts, who were in major trouble after falling behind 38-10 less than two minutes into the third quarter, have drawn to within 41-31 early in the fourth quarter in Saturday’s wild-card game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

It was an up-and-down third quarter for Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who was picked twice by Kansas City’s Husain Abdullah, which led to 10 Chiefs points. However, Luck threw a pair of touchdowns in the third, leading three scoring drives lasting less than two minutes. His latest TD pass, a 12-yarder to tight end Coby Fleener, put Indianapolis within 10 points for the first time since early in the second quarter.

Injuries are a concern for the Chiefs, who have lost tailback Jamaal Charles for the game to a concussion. Moreover, cornerback Brandon Flowers and wideout Donnie Avery are both being tested for concussions, the club said.