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and kicker rally Indianapolis to win over Ten­nessee.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - A

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.

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