Luck leads another Colts rally, beat Titans 27-23
Andrew Luck led Indianapolis back from a 13-point second-half deficit and Adam Vinatieri made two fourth-quarter field goals as the Colts rallied for a 27-23 victory Sunday over the Tennessee Titans.
Luck has now engineered six fourth-quarter comebacks this season for Indy (9-4).
It wasn't all Luck.
Delone Carter cut the deficit to 20-14 with a 1-yard TD run on Indy's opening possession of the second half. And after Pat McAfee's 52-yard punt went out of bounds at the Titans 1-yard line, Cassius Vaughn jumped in front of Nate Washington, picked off Jake Locker's pass and scored on a 3-yard interception return to make it 21-20.
"It was like the tail of two halves obviously," said coach Bruce Arians after the game, "something that we can obviously learn from. Why we played as poorly as we did in the first half, we'll go back and try to evaluate because we seemed to be ready to play the ball game. Obviously we were not on any phase of the game other than Pat McAfee kicking the heck out of the ball.
Rob Bironas gave the Titans (4-9) a 23-21 lead with a 25-yard field goal, but Vinatieri hit from 53 yards to retake the lead with 6:20 to play, and again from 40 to put the game out of Bironas' reach.
"He's like the hidden weapon all the time," Arians said about Vinatieri. "He was hitting it at 60 pregame so he had a great leg today. There was never a doubt we were kicking that field goal. He is a clutch man and I'm glad he's on our team."
The Associated Press contributed to this story.