(DETROIT) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck continued his breakout season by erasing a 12-point deficit with under three minutes remaining to guide the Colts to a 35-33 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Down by five, Luck tossed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time remaining after scrambling to his right on the final play of a long drive.
“You always hesitate throwing the ball not in the end zone, for fear of the clock running out with a guy in bounds,” Luck said. “Took the calculated risk that Donnie could get there in the end zone, and he did.”
Luck threw for 391 yards and four touchdowns to go along with three interceptions for the Colts (8-4).
Meanwhile, the Lions (4-8) found another way to lose a close game. Quarterback Matt Stafford led the way with 313 yards passing and two scores in the loss. “This is a tough league for tough people, and we’ll find out now who is tough,” Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said.
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