(INDIANAPOLIS) — It took until the very end, but Andrew Luck got his first NFL win.
Luck marched the Indianapolis Colts (1-1) down the field to set up a game winning field goal from Adam Vinateri as the Colts beat the Minnesota Vikings 23-20 on Sunday.
The overall number one pick of the 2012 draft threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns, including engineering a 45-yard drive that allowed Vinateri to boot the game winner with eight seconds left.
“It’s just amazing that the guy’s able to go out there and do the things he does as a rookie,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. “He certainly had to put the ball on them, and he did.”
Luck, who was making his regular season home debut, used his mobility to avoid several would-be sacks throughout the game.
Christian Ponder threw two touchdowns for the Vikings (1-1), but 11 penalties amounting for over 100 yards hurt Minnesota. “We had opportunities. We just didn’t capitalize on them,” running back Adrian Peterson said. He finished with 60 yards rushing.
The Colts started last season 0-13.
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