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Luck keeps Colts in playoff hunt with 28-27 win over Giants

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck took one peek at the New York Giants' defense and changed the call.

Instead of trying to force the late run coach Frank Reich wanted, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback asked T.Y. Hilton to go up the field with the defenders and Chester Rogers to slide underneath into the flat. It worked brilliantly.

Rogers' 1-yard TD reception with 55 seconds left gave the Colts their first lead of the day, a 28-27 victory over the Giants and a shot to end a three-year playoff drought next week.

''I just can't say how clutch Andrew was on that last drive,'' Reich said. ''He made a check on that last play. I called a run, he checked to a pass because he saw the pressure.''

Actually, Luck faced the same alignment earlier in the game and asked his receivers if they could make the audible work with the game - and perhaps Indy's season - potentially on the line.

When they said yes, Luck swung the ball out to a wide-open Rogers, who turned up the field and scooted into the end zone untouched for Indy's eighth win in nine games. The Colts (9-6) started 1-5, including 0-2 at home, but won their last six home games and now would make the playoffs for the first time in four years if they beat Tennessee next week. They could even win the AFC South with a win and a loss by Houston.

Still, Luck, Reich and everybody else in the Colts' locker room downplayed the playoff talk and instead tried to focus on a remarkable comeback in a game that looked lost.

Luck led the Colts to touchdowns on three of their first four second-half possessions, capitalizing on just about every opportunity. He finished 31 of 47 for 357 yards with one interception and two touchdowns, including the audible.

''When he called the run, I looked at Chester and T.Y. and said, `How about running the pass pattern on top?' and they said, `Yeah, we'll do it,''' Luck said. ''Glad they picked up on it.''

The Giants (5-10) had themselves to blame for their second straight loss.

After leading the entire game and having a chance to make it a two-possession lead after reaching the Colts 7, New York settled for a 27-yard field goal that made it 27-21 in the fourth quarter.

The unraveling began after Indy pinned the Giants back at the 4. The Giants were called for two offensive penalties and then watched Saquon Barkley lose the ball on a third-down run. Darius Leonard scooped it up and ran into the end zone, but the officials ruled Barkley's forward progress had been stopped, forcing a punt.

On the ensuing possession, linebacker Tae Davis was called for pass interference on third-and-3 and six plays later, cornerback B.W. Webb drew the same infraction in the end zone, giving Luck the ball at the 1. He found Rogers on the next play, and the Giants' last gasp ended when Eli Manning was picked off by Malik Hooker.

Manning was 25 of 33 for 309 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Barkley rushed 21 times for 43 yards and one score while catching five passes for 113 yards.

''They made the plays at the end to get the ball in the end zone,'' Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. ''They made enough plays to win and we didn't at the end.''

INJURY REPORT

Giants: Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) missed his third straight game and linebacker Alec Ogletree sat out with a concussion. ... Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. left on the first series of the game with an injured calf and did not return. ... Tight end Rhett Ellison left in the third quarter with a concussion and also did not return.

Colts: Center Ryan Kelly (neck) and Pro Bowl tight end Eric Ebron (concussion) left in the first half. Neither returned. ... Cornerbacks Kenny Moore III and Quincy Wilson departed on successive plays in the third quarter with undisclosed injuries.

STAT PACK

Giants: Barkley needs two receptions to break the NFL's single-season franchise record for most receptions by a rookie running back. Reggie Bush had 88 in 2006. ... Sterling Shepard had six catches for 113 yards but only one catch for three yards in the second half. ... Evan Engram caught six passes for 87 yards.

Colts: Hilton had seven catches for 138 yards while Rogers caught seven for 54 yards. ... Dontrelle Inman caught a 2-yard TD pass from Luck in the third quarter and Nyheim Hines and Marlon Mack each rushed for TDs. ... Kicker Adam Vinatieri tied Jeff Feagles for No. 3 on the league's career list for games played (352). ... John Unitas Jr. and John Unitas III served as honorary captains as the 60th anniversary of the 1958 championship between these teams nears.

UP NEXT

Giants: Host NFC East champion Dallas' regular-season finale next Sunday.

Colts: Put their playoff hopes on the line next Sunday at Tennessee.

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Key Players
E. Manning 10 QB
309 PaYds, PaTD, INT, RuTD
22
FPTS
A. Luck 12 QB
357 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, INT, 13 RuYds
25
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:55
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD Center-L.Rhodes Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
27
28
Touchdown 0:55
A.Luck pass short left to C.Rogers for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
53
yds
2:48
pos
27
27
Field Goal 9:24
A.Rosas 27 yard field goal is GOOD Center-Z.DeOssie Holder-R.Dixon.
12
plays
66
yds
6:12
pos
27
21
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:32
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD Center-L.Rhodes Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
24
21
Touchdown 0:32
M.Mack left tackle for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
74
yds
3:10
pos
24
20
Point After TD 3:42
A.Rosas extra point is GOOD Center-Z.DeOssie Holder-R.Dixon.
plays
yds
pos
24
14
Touchdown 3:42
E.Manning left guard for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
85
yds
3:56
pos
23
14
Point After TD 7:38
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD Center-L.Rhodes Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
17
14
Touchdown 7:38
A.Luck pass short right to D.Inman for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
85
yds
4:11
pos
17
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:15
A.Rosas 40 yard field goal is GOOD Center-Z.DeOssie Holder-R.Dixon.
9
plays
53
yds
2:59
pos
17
7
Point After TD 4:09
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD Center-L.Rhodes Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 4:09
N.Hines up the middle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
78
yds
6:48
pos
14
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:41
A.Rosas extra point is GOOD Center-Z.DeOssie Holder-R.Dixon.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 1:41
E.Manning pass short right to S.Simonson for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
87
yds
4:29
pos
13
0
Point After TD 8:11
A.Rosas extra point is GOOD Center-Z.DeOssie Holder-R.Dixon.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 8:11
B.Mihalik reported in as eligible. S.Barkley left end for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
75
yds
5:54
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 31:41 28:19
1st Downs 22 27
Rushing 4 5
Passing 17 19
Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Conv 7-12 7-11
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 392 402
Total Plays 62 64
Avg Gain 6.3 6.3
Net Yards Rushing 83 49
Rush Attempts 29 16
Avg Rush Yards 2.9 3.1
Net Yards Passing 309 353
Comp. - Att. 25-33 31-47
Yards Per Pass 9.4 7.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-4
Penalties - Yards 6-24 6-29
Touchdowns 3 4
Rushing TDs 2 2
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 3-47.3 4-46.5
Return Yards 16 27
Punts - Returns 1-0 2-3
Kickoffs - Returns 1-16 1-24
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kicking 5/5 4/4
Extra Points 3/3 4/4
Field Goals 2/2 0/0
Red Zone Eff. 3-4 -75% 4-4 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 3-3 -100% 4-4 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Giants 5-10 1437327
Colts 9-6 0714728
309 PASS YDS 353
83 RUSH YDS 49
392 TOTAL YDS 402
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
E. Manning 10 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
75.8% 309 1 1 101.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.5% 3998 19 10 92.7
E. Manning 25/33 309 1 1 22
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
S. Barkley 26 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 43 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
244 1198 10
S. Barkley 21 43 1 6 13
E. Engram 88 TE
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 26 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 36 0
E. Engram 2 26 0 14 10
W. Gallman 22 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 153 0
W. Gallman 2 12 0 8 1
C. Coleman 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
C. Coleman 1 5 0 5 0
E. Manning 10 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 0 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 18 1
E. Manning 2 0 1 1 22
S. Shepard 87 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 24 0
S. Shepard 1 -3 0 -3 11
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
S. Shepard 87 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 113 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 62 805 4
S. Shepard 7 6 113 0 55 11
E. Engram 88 TE
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 6 87 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 40 496 2
E. Engram 6 6 87 0 32 10
S. Barkley 26 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 34 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 87 688 4
S. Barkley 7 5 34 0 18 13
B. Fowler 18 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 178 1
B. Fowler 3 1 26 0 26 2
R. Ellison 85 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 272 1
R. Ellison 2 2 18 0 16 1
S. Simonson 82 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 16 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 72 1
S. Simonson 3 3 16 1 8 7
C. Latimer 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 10 0
C. Latimer 1 1 10 0 10 1
E. Penny 39 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 44 0
E. Penny 1 1 5 0 5 0
C. Coleman 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 71 0
C. Coleman 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
C. Riley 35 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
62-12 4 0.0
C. Riley 6-0 0.0 1 0
T. Davis 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-4 0 2.0
T. Davis 6-1 1.0 0 0
B. Webb 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
51-6 1 1.0
B. Webb 5-0 0.0 0 0
M. Thomas 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-16 2 1.0
M. Thomas 5-2 0.0 0 0
B. Goodson 93 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-16 2 0.0
B. Goodson 4-2 0.0 0 0
G. Haley 34 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-3 0 0.0
G. Haley 4-0 0.0 0 0
D. Tomlinson 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-29 0 0.0
D. Tomlinson 3-1 0.0 0 0
Ja. Jenkins 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
53-9 2 0.0
Ja. Jenkins 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Chandler 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 1.0
S. Chandler 2-0 0.0 0 0
O. Vernon 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-5 0 4.0
O. Vernon 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Martin 96 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-24 0 1.0
K. Martin 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Mauro 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-9 0 1.0
J. Mauro 1-0 0.0 0 0
U. Eligwe 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
U. Eligwe 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Rosas 2 K
9
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
30/31 28/29
A. Rosas 2/2 40 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Dixon 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 48.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
69 45.4 20
R. Dixon 3 48.3 1 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Coleman 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 25.8 51 0
C. Coleman 1 16.0 16 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Davis 80 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 7.4 23 0
J. Davis 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Luck 12 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66% 357 2 1 94.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.2% 4308 36 14 98.0
A. Luck 31/47 357 2 1 25
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Mack 25 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 34 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
170 789 8
M. Mack 12 34 1 11 9
A. Luck 12 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 131 0
A. Luck 2 13 0 14 25
N. Hines 21 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
84 310 2
N. Hines 2 2 1 1 10
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Hilton 13 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 7 138 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 74 1209 6
T. Hilton 8 7 138 0 55 13
C. Rogers 80 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 7 54 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 50 453 2
C. Rogers 7 7 54 1 15 11
D. Inman 15 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 46 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 227 2
D. Inman 5 4 46 1 29 10
Z. Pascal 14 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 41 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 268 2
Z. Pascal 7 4 41 0 15 4
N. Hines 21 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 41 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 60 400 2
N. Hines 5 4 41 0 28 10
E. Ebron 85 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 62 690 12
E. Ebron 5 3 28 0 14 2
R. Grant 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 34 330 1
R. Grant 3 1 5 0 5 0
M. Mack 25 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 104 1
M. Mack 3 1 4 0 4 9
M. Alie-Cox 81 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 112 2
M. Alie-Cox 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Leonard 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
107-48 1 7.0
D. Leonard 8-1 0.0 0 0
Z. Franklin 44 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-13 0 0.0
Z. Franklin 5-1 0.0 0 0
M. Adams 49 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-9 0 0.0
M. Adams 5-0 0.0 0 0
G. Odum 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-11 1 0.0
G. Odum 4-5 0.0 0 0
M. Hooker 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-13 2 0.0
M. Hooker 4-2 0.0 1 0
P. Desir 35 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-17 1 0.0
P. Desir 4-0 0.0 0 0
K. Moore 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
60-13 2 1.0
K. Moore 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Wilcox 37 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
J. Wilcox 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Sheard 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-12 0 5.0
J. Sheard 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Mitchell 34 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-6 1 0.0
M. Mitchell 2-2 0.0 0 0
H. Ridgeway 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
H. Ridgeway 2-0 0.0 0 0
Q. Wilson 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-8 1 0.0
Q. Wilson 2-1 0.0 0 0
T. Lewis 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 2.0
T. Lewis 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Muhammad 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-10 0 0.0
A. Muhammad 1-2 0.0 0 0
D. Autry 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-9 0 9.0
D. Autry 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Thomas 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Thomas 1-0 0.0 0 0
G. Stewart 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-9 0 0.0
G. Stewart 0-1 0.0 0 0
M. Hunt 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-6 0 5.0
M. Hunt 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Vinatieri 4 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 4/4
SEASON FG XP
21/25 41/43
A. Vinatieri 0/0 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Sanchez 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 46.5 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
53 46.0 22
R. Sanchez 4 46.5 3 63
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Z. Pascal 14 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 20.2 28 0
Z. Pascal 1 24.0 24 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Rogers 80 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 1.5 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 9.8 51 0
C. Rogers 2 1.5 5 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:05 NYG 25 5:54 11 75 TD
6:09 NYG 13 4:29 9 87 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:27 NYG 20 1:30 3 5 Punt
4:09 NYG 25 2:59 9 53 FG
0:07 NYG 4 0:07 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NYG 25 3:11 5 18 Punt
7:38 NYG 15 3:56 8 85 TD
0:32 NYG 25 6:12 12 66 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
6:34 NYG 4 2:51 3 2 Punt
0:55 NYG 25 0:32 3 11 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 IND 25 0:55 3 7 Punt
8:11 IND 25 2:01 3 -1 Punt
1:41 IND 25 4:14 8 49 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:57 IND 22 6:48 12 78 TD
1:10 IND 25 1:03 7 26 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:49 IND 15 4:11 7 85 TD
3:42 IND 26 3:10 7 74 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:20 IND 25 2:46 8 36 Punt
3:43 IND 47 2:48 8 53 TD
0:23 IND 42 0:23 1 -1 Game