Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • IND 459
    • 451 DET
  • Turnovers

    • IND 3
    • 1 DET
  • Possession

    IND DET
    37:38 22:22
  • 1st Downs

    • IND 23
    • 21 DET

Game Information

Ford Field
,
Coverage: CBS
  • Detroit, MI 48226
  • Line: DET -3.5
Attendance: 63,887
99%
Capacity: 64,500
Referees: Bill Vinovich
12/2/2012 ESPN.com news services

Luck lifts Colts past Lions with no time left

Andrew Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time left to lift the Indianapolis Colts to a dramatic 35-33 comeback win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Scoring Summary

CBS1234T
Colts7771435
Lions10137333
first QuarterINDDET
FG
8:54
Jason Hanson 48 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 29 yards, 3:45
03
TD
6:35
Donnie Avery 17 Yard Pass From Andrew Luck
6 plays, 80 yards, 2:20
73
XP
6:29
Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good
6 plays, 80 yards, 2:20
73
TD
1:54
Brandon Pettigrew 16 Yard Pass From Matthew Stafford
8 plays, 87 yards, 4:41
79
XP
1:48
Jason Hanson Kick is Good
8 plays, 87 yards, 4:41
710
second QuarterINDDET
TD
11:32
Mikel Leshoure 6 Yard Run
8 plays, 75 yards, 3:50
716
XP
11:27
Jason Hanson Kick is Good
8 plays, 75 yards, 3:50
717
TD
9:55
Coby Fleener 26 Yard Pass From Andrew Luck
3 plays, 80 yards, 1:40
1317
XP
9:47
Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good
3 plays, 80 yards, 1:40
1417
FG
7:22
Jason Hanson 33 Yard Field Goal is Good
4 plays, 5 yards, 0:59
1420
FG
3:50
Jason Hanson 52 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 31 yards, 2:29
1423
third QuarterINDDET
TD
12:11
Vick Ballard 11 Yard Run
7 plays, 80 yards, 2:55
2023
XP
12:05
Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good
7 plays, 80 yards, 2:55
2123
TD
0:12
Calvin Johnson 46 Yard Pass From Matthew Stafford
6 plays, 60 yards, 3:54
2129
XP
0:02
Jason Hanson Kick is Good
6 plays, 60 yards, 3:54
2130
fourth QuarterINDDET
FG
8:45
Jason Hanson 31 Yard Field Goal is Good
5 plays, 57 yards, 2:09
2133
TD
2:47
Lavon Brazill 42 Yard Pass From Andrew Luck
8 plays, 77 yards, 1:23
2733
XP
2:39
Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good
8 plays, 77 yards, 1:23
2833
TD
0:03
Donnie Avery 14 Yard Pass From Andrew Luck
11 plays, 76 yards, 1:07
3433
XP
0:00
Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good
11 plays, 76 yards, 1:07
3533

Research Notes

  • From Elias: The Lions are the 2nd team in NFL history to lose 3 straight games in which they led in the final 2 minutes of the 4th quarter.The 2000 Chargers are the other team -- they finished 1-15.

  • The Lions are the 3rd team in NFL history to lose 3 straight games, all at home, in which they led in the 4th quarter. They join the 1954 Packers and the 1980 Seahawks.

  • QBR: Andrew Luck had a Total QBR of 31.4 in Sunday's win over the Lions, but it was late when he played at his best. Luck had a QBR of 96.7 in the final 5 minutes of the game after posting an 11.3 in the 1st 55 minutes.

  • The Lions are 4-8, but could easily be 7-5 if they had a clue in the 4th quarter. They've been home for their last 3 games, held a 4th-quarter lead in each game -- and lost each game. In each game, they relinquished the lead inside the 2:00 mark:

  • NEXT LEVEL: It took Andrew Luck some time to get going Sunday, but Luck's performance down the stretch was crucial to Indianapolis'' win. The Colts were down 12 points before Luck hit Lavon Brazill and Donnie Avery in the last 2:47 to finish off the Lions.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Calvin Johnson caught 12-of-16 targets through the first three quarters for 163 yards and a 46-yard touchdown with 0:12 remaining in the third quarter. Johnson caught only 1-of-4 targets for eight yards over the final 15 minutes, although he did draw a 21-yard pass interference penalty on Cassius Vaughn.

  • From Elias: Andrew Luck now has 5 game-winning drives in the 4th quarter or overtime this season. That is tied with Vince Young (2006) and Ben Roethlisberger (2004) for the most by a rookie since the merger.

  • From Elias: Andrew Luck: 4th rookie since 1970 to throw a game-winning TD pass with 0:00 left in game.The other 3 are Tim Couch (Browns at Saints, October 31, 1999), Matthew Stafford (Lions vs Browns, November 22, 2009) and Russell Wilson (Seahawks vs Packers, September 24, 2012)

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