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and kicker rally Indianapolis to win over Tennessee.
Andrew Luck and Adam Vinatieri are at it again.
The rookie quarterback led the Colts back from a 13-point secondhalf deficit Sunday, and the veteran kicker made a 53-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give Indianapolis the lead and a 40-yarder a little later to seal a 27-23 victory over Tennessee.
Luck has now engineered six fourth-quar- ter comebacks this season, and Indy (9-4) is 8-1 in one-possession games. And Vinatieri, long considered the best clutch kicker in league history, delivered again as the surprising Colts moved a step closer to making the playoffs with recovering coach Chuck Pagano watching his third straight game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Tennessee (4-9) dropped to 0-5 all-time at Lucas Oil Stadium and wasted a brilliant firsthalf performance from Jake Locker, who finished 22 of 35 for 262 yards with one TD and two interceptions.
Luck certainly did his part Sunday. He went 16 of 34 for 196 yards and one touchdown. And despite throwing two interceptions, he broke Peyton Manning’s franchise record for yards passing by a rookie. Luck now has 3,792 yards, the second most by a rookie in league history behind only Cam Newton (4,051).
Reggie Wayne caught six passes for 64 yards and Indy’s first score, a 4-yard TD catch in the first half, and he passed Andre Reed for 10th on the league’s career receptions list. Reed had 951 catches; Wayne now has 956.