Posted January 04, 2014

Andrew Luck scores incredible TD after recovering Donald Brown’s fumble

AFC South, AFC West, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL Playoffs
Andrew Luck made the play of the game in the Colts' win over the Chiefs.

Andrew Luck made the play of the game in the Colts’ win over the Chiefs. (Michael Conroy/AP)

When NBC announcers Dan Hicks and Mike Mayock pointed out in the second half of the wild-card playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs that Colts running back Donald Brown had never lost a fumble in his NFL career … well, you knew that the time-honored announcer jinx was right around the corner. Brown had actually fumbled once in his rookie year after the Colts selected him in the first round out of Connecticut in 2009, but another one seemed inevitable.

And so it happened with 10:45 left in the fourth quarter, when quarterback Andrew Luck handed Brown the ball from the Kansas City 2-yard line, and Brown coughed it up after Chiefs safety Eric Berry tackled him with perfect form.

Luck, however, had other ideas. He somehow grabbed the errant pigskin and had the presence of mind to get in position to score, which he did by reaching the ball over the plane in an amazing performance.

That score and the resulting extra point put the Colts within three points at 41-38, en route to their 45-44 victory. Kansas City led 31-10 at the half.

(GIF courtesy of BuzzFeed)

6 comments
macbaldy
macbaldy

Andrew Luck is a different kind of athlete as a QB.  Nobody mentions who stopped Tamba Hali when he picked up Richardson's fumble in the 1st Quarter…it was Luck!  He does that kind of thing…and the coaches winch.  If he wasn't such a good QB, Andrew Luck would made a NFL-quality linebacker.

KevinB2014
KevinB2014

How many QBs would have just fallen on the ball? Most, I believe. Luck won't accept anything less than a TD on this play and wills it to happen. Very impressive!

Beth3
Beth3

Heady quarterback!

TeddyHill
TeddyHill

Serves them right for tanking against the Steelers

BlowPop852
BlowPop852

manning set an all time record for quarterbacks this year. so we shall see...

inthepresent
inthepresent

heads up play. 


indy made the right call. 

for last year and for all the following ones.