#1 games are always extra by jinshuiqian0713 30.10.2019 19:52

INDIANAPOLIS -- Chuck Pagano couldnt believe his eyes. Andrew Luck couldnt believe his ears. Colts fans couldnt believe the scoreboard, and the Kansas City Chiefs couldnt believe their incredibly bad luck. It seemed unfathomable. On a day Luck appeared to be pressing and, at times, as bad as he ever has while putting Indianapolis in a 28-point deficit, the Colts quarterback somehow turned things around. He threw three of his four touchdowns in the second half, scored on a fumble return and connected with a wide-open T.Y. Hilton on a 64-yard TD pass to give the Colts an improbable 45-44 wild-card victory Saturday. "One for the ages," said Pagano, Indianapolis coach. "I think somebody said that it was the second-largest comeback or whatever in the history of whatever. I guess 21 wasnt large enough at half, so we thought weve give them another seven, you know, just to make it interesting." Actually, rallying from 28 down made the latest of Lucks amazing comebacks one to remember. Indianapolis (12-5) became only the second playoff team to rally from that big a deficit, according to STATS. Buffalo rallied from 32 points to beat Houston 41-38 in January 1993, though that one required overtime. The teams 1,049 combined total yards set an NFL post-season record, and their 89 combined points is third on the all-time list. The Colts, winners of four straight, travel to either Denver or New England next weekend for the divisional round. Luck was an incredible mix of good and bad, finishing 29 of 45 for 443 yards, the second-highest yardage total in franchise history for a playoff game. He also matched his career high with three interceptions. Hilton broke franchise playoff records with 13 catches and 224 yards, and also caught two TDs. But it was the way Indy won that made it stunning. Luck played angry and frantic, turning a steady stream of halftime boos into a chorus of cheers. "I dont know if it ever crossed my mind on how it would be remembered," Luck said after winning his first playoff game four seasons quicker than it took his predecessor, Peyton Manning. "When I took a knee, and you feel the buzz and the energy of the crowd and see your teammates faces, that makes it special." For Kansas City, it was another brief, miserable post-season appearance. The Chiefs (11-6) finished their remarkable turnaround season with three straight losses and an eighth straight post-season defeat -- none more shocking than this one. The eight consecutive losses broke a tie with the Detroit Lions for the longest playoff skid. And they were beaten up, too. Starting running back Jamaal Charles left with a concussion on the opening possession. Knile Davis, Charles backup, left in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a left knee injury. Receiver Donnie Avery and cornerback Brandon Flowers were knocked out with second-half concussions, and linebacker Justin Houston was out with a knee injury when Hilton caught the winning pass. That put even more pressure on Alex Smith, who was 30 of 46 for 378 yards with four TDs and no interceptions but lost a fumble that led to a touchdown for Indy. Just about everyone other than the Colts figured Smith sealed the win with a 10-yard TD pass to Davis less than two minutes into the third quarter. Instead, he tried to rally the Chiefs after Hiltons score and wound up throwing to Dwayne Bowe -- who caught the ball but was out of bounds -- on fourth-and-11 with 1:55 to play from the Indy 43. "Anytime youre leading like that and then have them battle back and then take it, and you end up losing by a point, its tough, a tough pill to swallow," Smith said. Things appeared bleak with Indy trailing 31-10 at halftime, and they got worse when Lucks first pass of the second half was picked off and returned to the Indy 18. Three plays later, Smith made it 38-10. But Luck had plenty of time to make the jaw-dropping rally. With Indy going no-huddle, Luck started throwing at will. He eventually caught the Chiefs defence off-guard when Donald Brown scored on a 10-yard run to start the rally. Then Luck capitalized on the fumble by hooking with Brown on a 3-yard TD pass to make it 38-24. After Lucks third interception turned into a 42-yard field goal, he answered with a 12-yard TD pass to cut the deficit to 41-31 after three quarters. "Hes as advertised. He went out there and definitely avoided some pressure and made big plays down the field," Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith said, referring to Luck. Even when Eric Berry jarred the ball loose from Brown near the goal line, Luck had the answer. He scooped up the bouncing ball and squirted through the middle to make it 41-38. And after a Kansas City field, goal, Luck found Hilton to win it. "It seemed surreal, being down like we were down and then you have that fourth-down stop and they had used their last timeout there at the 2-minute warning," Pagano said. "Thinking about how good tomorrows going to be, snow or no snow, I dont really care." Notes: The Chiefs rushed for 150 yards on 32 carries, even with Charles out most of the game. ... Colts K Adam Vinatieri became the first player in NFL history to score 200 points in the playoffs. He now has 205. ... Indy won its first playoff game without Manning since Jan. 7, 1996, when Jim Harbaugh was the QB. ... The Chiefs fell to 0-4 vs. Colts in playoff matchups. Diamondbacks Jerseys 2019 .28 mph. Logano will start on the front row next to Penske Ford teammate Brad Keselowski, who came in second Friday at 193.099. The Penske drivers swept the top two spots for the second straight race, reversing their qualifying finish in Phoenix a week ago. Diamondbacks Jerseys China .com) - Sporting Kansas City announced Thursday that club has signed former on-loan midfielder Jimmy Medranda to a permanent contract from Colombian side Deportivo Pereira. https://www.cheapdiamondbacksjerseys.us/.com) - Ames, IA (SportsNetwork. Fake Diamondbacks Jerseys . The Toronto Argonauts signed the veteran linebacker to a three-year deal Tuesday, hours after the start of CFL free agency. Stitched Diamondbacks Jerseys .com) - Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of 16th-ranked Sooners 48-14 loss to No.FOXBOUROUGH, Mass. - The Patriots know theyre preparing for a Jets offence that will run, run and run some more when the divisional foes meet Sunday in New Jersey.This team wants to run the ball. They let you know the want to run the ball, thats their motto, thats what they stand for, Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday. You talk about teams being able to establish the front lines, the first team you can think about is the Jets — on both sides of the ball, not just offensively.We understand what they want to do.Despite a 3-11 record, the Jets are second in the NFL in rushing. Back on Oct. 16, the first times the teams played, the Jets ran for 218 yards in a 27-25 loss. That was before they added wide receiver Percy Harvin and his receiving/rushing talents to the mix.They do a real good job, especially up front, said Wilfork, who faces yet another battle with centre Nick Mangold and his pals. Those guys are physical and tough. They have different weapons. It seems like they have about 10 backs that come in that run the ball for them. The quarterback position (Geno Smith or Michael Vick), Percy coming over, having (Chris) Ivory, (Chris) Johnson, I mean, you name it, (Bilal) Powell. . Theyre a threat, so we know how important it is for us to do a real good job, which the first time we didnt do.The Jets have averaged 147.1 yards per game on the ground, while the Patriots have yielded 103.5 yards per. Ivory (six touchdowns) and Johnson (one) have combined for 1,352 ground yards, while Smith has added 211 and Harvin 109 on 20 carries.When they run the ball well and have success at it, it keeps you on the field longer, said linebacker Akeem Ayers.dddddddddddd It can tire teams out. Theyre good. They run the ball, they run the ball hard — they just have a lot of success at running the ball. Their linemen are good up front, the running backs are good at finding the hole, they can get a lot of big runs.Percy Harvin is just like a running back as well. He can do everything a running back can do and he has that speed to really break some big runs.Sometimes New York will hit opponents with the wildcat, with a direct snap to any number of people.If its one particular player that just runs the wildcat you can kind of dial in and be alert for that particular guy in that alignment, says New England defensive co-ordinator Matt Patricia. Theyve used just about everybody there. Theyll all be back there at some point, whether its Chris Johnson, Ivory, Powell or (receiver Jeremy) Kerley. All of them have been able to be in that position and to run that offence.All this, Wilfork says, makes the record a bit misleading. And divisional games are always extra gritty.The Jets have six losses by eight points or less, one in overtime, and should be fired up for what seems to be Rex Ryans final home game as coach.Its nothing (about records), said Wilfork. When you play a division opponent, its always a tough game, just because we know each other so well. We cant get caught up in any records; we know theyre going to play hard.So we have to do a real good job of going in there and being at our best, because if we dont well be in trouble.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '

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