Andrew Luck’s Massive Playoff Comeback | Colts vs. Chiefs | 2013 AFC Wild Card | NFL Full Game


>>AS WE GET SET FOR THE
FIFTH-SEED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
TAKING ON THE HOME TEAM, THE
FOURTH-SEEDED
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS.
KANSAS CITY HAS WON THE TOSS, AS
YOU LOOK AT CHUCK PAGANO.
THIS IS HIS FIRST FULL YEAR ON
THE SIDELINES AFTER BATTLING
LEUKEMIA LAST SEASON.
AND ANDY REID TRYING TO GET HIS
TEAM AND BREAK THIS PLAYOFF
DROUGHT.
ALEX SMITH, THE QUARTERBACK FOR
KANSAS CITY, WILL GET HIS HANDS
ON THE BALL FIRST, AS THE CHIEFS
SET AN NFL RECORD WITH 29.9-YARD
AVERAGE PER KICKOFF RETURN.
THEIR SPECIAL TEAMS HAVE BEEN
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT — AS
QUINTIN DEMPS TAKES IT OUT, BUT
HE GETS NO FURTHER THAN THE 16
OR 17-YARD LINE.
AND THAT IS WHERE ALEX SMITH AND
THE CHIEFS’ OFFENSE WILL SET UP.
IT WAS NOT A STANDOUT GAME FOR
ALEX SMITH A COUPLE OF WEEKS
AGO AT HOME AT ARROWHEAD.
THE CHIEFS TURNED IT OVER FOUR
TIMES, AND SMITH WAS RESPONSIBLE
FOR THREE OF THOSE TURNOVERS.
AND HE BEGINS ON THE GROUND WITH
JAMAAL CHARLES.
AND THE LEAGUE-MVP CANDIDATE
GETS SOME GOOD YARDAGE BEFORE
HE’S BROUGHT DOWN BY
CORY REDDING ALONG THE COLTS’
FRONT.
>>YEAH, I THINK A CENTRAL THEME
THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE GAME,
DAN, FOR THE COLTS’ DEFENSE IS
GONNA BE IDENTIFYING WHERE
JAMAAL CHARLES IS.
HE’LL LINE UP AT TAILBACK.
HE’LL LINE UP OUT WIDE.
WHAT DID THEY SAY ALL WEEK?
IT’S, “WHERE’S WALDO?”
LOCATE HIM AND NEUTRALIZE HIM.
>>ANDY REID SAYS HE’S GONNA
HAVE A LONG SATURDAY NIGHT
BECAUSE HE’S GONNA GET A LOT OF
ACTION HERE TODAY.
ON SECOND DOWN AND 5, THEY GIVE
IT TO CHARLES, AND CHARLES GOES
AHEAD FOR THE FIRST DOWN.
JAMAAL CHARLES HAS ACCOUNTED FOR
MORE THAN A THIRD OF THE
KANSAS CITY OFFENSE THIS SEASON.
>>ANDY REID CALLED HIM “DIRTY
TOUGH.”
WATCH THE LEFT TACKLE HERE,
BRANDEN ALBERT, GET OUT ON THE
LINEBACKER.
PUSHES FREEMAN OUT.
AND WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT A
198-POUND TAILBACK BEING DIRTY
TOUGH, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
IT MEANS HE CAN DROP THE PAD
LEVEL, LIKE YOU SEE RIGHT THERE.
HE’LL PASS-PROTECT.
DAN, HE’LL DO ALL THE DIRTY JOBS
THAT EARNS THE RESPECT OF HIS
TEAMMATES.
>>THIS OPENING DRIVE LOOKING
VERY SIMILAR TO THE ONE A COUPLE
OF WEEKS AGO WHERE THE CHIEFS
GOT THEIR ONLY SCORE OF THE
GAME ON THE OPENING DRIVE.
AND TO THE AIR FOR THE FIRST
TIME, ALEX SMITH GOES FOR
ANOTHER FIRST DOWN — TO
DWAYNE BOWE, THAT GOOD FOR
A GAIN OF 12.
VONTAE DAVIS ON THE COVERAGE FOR
INDIANAPOLIS.
>>REMEMBER, VONTAE DAVIS IS
COMING OFF A GROIN INJURY, AND
THEY’RE GONNA TEST HIM EARLY.
BOWE DOES A NICE JOB TAKING IT
UP THE FIELD AND THEN BACK
UNDER.
AND I WOULD EXPECT TO SEE HIM
CHALLENGED EARLY AND OFTEN AND
SEE IF THAT GROIN HOLDS UP.
>>BOWE HAD TO LEAVE THE GAME
WITH A CONCUSSION AGAINST THE
COLTS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, BUT
BACK HERE FOR THE PLAYOFFS, AS
KNILE DAVIS IS THE LONE SET BACK
IN NOW BEHIND ALEX SMITH ON
FIRST AND 10.
AND THE FAKE TO DAVIS.
AND SMITH, WHO CAN RUN WELL,
INSTEAD GETS RID OF IT FOR A FEW
YARDS TO DAVIS FOR THE
COMPLETION FOR A GAIN OF 3.
SO, ON SECOND AND 6 FROM THEIR
OWN 45.
SMITH FEELS THE PRESSURE FROM
ANTOINE BETHEA AND ESCAPES IT.
AND THERE’S THE MOBILITY FOR
ALEX SMITH, WHO HAS AN AVERAGE
CARRY 5.7 YARDS THIS SEASON.
THAT WAS A GAIN OF 15.
>>THIS IS CLASSIC ALEX SMITH.
FIRST OF ALL, McCLUSTER WAS WIDE
OPEN OVER THE MIDDLE, BUT HE
DOESN’T SEE HIM, AND HE’S GONNA
USE HIS ATHLETIC ABILITY.
LOOK AT McCLUSTER.
NOBODY ANYWHERE NEAR HIM.
SMITH PULLS IT DOWN.
PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE, DANNY,
LIKE YOU WERE SAYING — AT UTAH,
UNDER URBAN MEYER, THIS GUY WAS
AN ATHLETE.
RUN A 4.7 40.
HE’S PRETTY GOOD WITH THOSE
LEGS.
>>KANSAS CITY MARCHING IT DOWN
THE FIELD.
THEY’RE AT THE COLT 39.
AND THEY GIVE IT BACK TO
CHARLES, WHO DARTS HIS WAY FOR
MORE GOOD YARDAGE.
GAIN OF 7 FOR CHARLES, WHO’S
DOWN ON THE TURF.
JAMAAL CHARLES HAS MADE HIS WAY
OFF THE FIELD AFTER THE GAIN OF
7, GOING THROUGH WHAT APPEARS TO
BE CONCUSSION PROTOCOL.
KNILE DAVIS NOW IN THE
BACKFIELD FOR THE CHIEFS.
AND SMITH WITH A PITCH TO DAVIS.
>>HOW ABOUT THAT?
>>AS WE GO BACK TO THE INJURY
OF CHARLES, FROM WHAT WE SAW
HERE, MIKE, WE REALLY COULDN’T
DETECT ANYTHING SPECIFIC.
>>I THINK AT THE END.
RIGHT THERE.
61, JERIS PENDLETON, IS A
334-POUND DEFENSIVE TACKLE.
HE GETS HIM UP HIGH, AND THEN
HIS HEAD BOUNCES OFF THE TURF.
AND AGAIN, WE’RE NOT GONNA
SPECULATE, BUT WHAT YOU SAW ON
THE SIDELINE WAS CONCUSSION
PROTOCOL.
>>KNILE DAVIS, WHO GOT THE
START LAST WEEK AS THE CHIEFS
RESTED THEIR ENTIRE LINEUP,
VIRTUALLY, GOT THE FIRST DOWN.
AND THEN THEY GET IT OUT TO
DEXTER McCLUSTER, A PRO BOWL
PUNT-RETURN MAN WHO’S GETTING
MORE ACTIVE ON THE OFFENSE FOR
KANSAS CITY.
>>SOON AS KNILE DAVIS CAME IN
THE GAME, THEY WENT PISTOL.
THEN THEY GO WITH A CREATIVE
PLAY TO McCLUSTER.
AND, DAN, REMEMBER IN THE
SUMMER, CHRIS AULT, THE FORMER
COACH AT NEVADA AND KIND OF THE
FATHER OF THE PISTOL OFFENSE, HE
WORKED WITH ALEX SMITH THIS
SUMMER, INSTALLING THE PISTOL
FOR JUST THIS SITUATION.
>>SECOND AND 5.
AGAIN, KANSAS CITY’S OPENING
DRIVE.
CHARLES STILL ON THE SIDELINE.
DAVIS TRYING TO PICK A HOLE.
AFTER NOTHING’S DOING THERE,
JUST BULLS HIS WAY CLOSE TO THE
FIRST DOWN BEFORE GREG TOLER
FINALLY WRESTLES HIM DOWN.
>>YOU KNOW, I GOT A CHANCE TO
WATCH A LOT OF KNILE DAVIS IN
COLLEGE.
HE HAD 13 FUMBLES IN 381 TOUCHES
AT ARKANSAS, SO THERE WERE TWO
KNOCKS ON HIM — ONE WAS THE
FUMBLING AND TWO WAS THE LACK OF
ABILITY TO STAY ON THE FIELD.
HE NEVER FINISHED A SEASON.
SO IT WAS DURABILITY AND
FUMBLING.
THE CHIEFS TOOK HIM IN THE THIRD
ROUND BECAUSE, DAN, HE’S 230
POUNDS, HE RUNS 4.4, AND HE’S
REALLY GIFTED.
>>YOU CAN SEE CHARLES UP AND
TRYING TO GET THE COBWEBS OUT.
THEY’VE COME OUT TO MEASURE FOR
THE FIRST DOWN.
AND, MAN, IS THAT CLOSE.
THEY’RE GOING TO GIVE IT TO HIM.
SO KANSAS CITY’S DRIVE HERE
CONTINUES DOWN JUST OUTSIDE THE
COLTS’ 16 — AND CHARLES BEING
WALKED AROUND THE SIDELINE.
AS DAVIS, WHO GOT HIS FIRST
CAREER START IN FOR
JAMAAL CHARLES LAST WEEK WHEN HE
RESTED.
THEY’RE GONNA TAKE HIM TO THE
LOCKER ROOM AS WE GET SET FOR
THE 10th PLAY OF THIS DRIVE.
TO THE RIGHT OF SMITH IS
DEXTER McCLUSTER.
AND SMITH GOES TO HIM OUT OF THE
BACKFIELD FOR ANOTHER GOOD GAIN.
JERRELL FREEMAN ON THE COVERAGE
OF McCLUSTER.
>>IT’S A GOOD THING THAT BALL
CAME OUT QUICKLY, ‘CAUSE MATHIS
WITH THE SPIN MOVE UP TOP WOULD
HAVE HAD A BIG HIT ON HIM.
REALLY GOOD TIMING.
McCLUSTER DOING A NICE JOB
REGARDLESS WHERE THEY LINE HIM
UP.
>>THAT’LL BRING UP SECOND DOWN
AND SHORT FROM THE 9.
AND THEY GIVE IT TO DAVIS.
LOOKING FOR A HOLE AND THE FIRST
DOWN.
AND IT APPEARS HE GOT IT.
KAVELL CONNER ON THE STOP FOR
THE COLTS.
AND THEY DO GIVE HIM THE FIRST
DOWN, SO FIRST AND GOAL FOR
KANSAS CITY ON THIS IMPRESSIVE
OPENING DRIVE.
AGAIN, THE LAST FEW PLAYS
WITHOUT THE SERVICES OF
JAMAAL CHARLES, WHO’S BEEN TAKEN
TO THE LOCKER ROOM.
AND CHUCK PAGANO CALLED
JAMAAL CHARLES PUBLIC ENEMY
NUMBER ONE.
THAT’S HOW HE’S BEEN REFERRING
TO HIM.
AND YOU ASK ANY COACH ON THE
COLTS’ SIDE OF THE FIELD — AND,
REALLY, ON KANSAS CITY’S SIDE OF
THE FIELD — “WHO’S THE KEY
PLAYER IN THIS GAME?”
EVERYBODY INSTANTLY WENT TO
JAMAAL CHARLES.
SO HE IS NOT A FACTOR RIGHT NOW.
SMITH TO THE END ZONE.
JUST OUT OF THE OUTSTRETCHED
ARMS OF JUNIOR HEMINGWAY.
SECOND AND GOAL.
DARIUS BUTLER ON THE COVERAGE.
>>I THOUGHT HE HAD A CHANCE TO
MAKE A PLAY THERE.
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FIELD
GOALS AND TOUCHDOWNS.
LITTLE OUT-AND-UP — AND A HOLD.
BALL’S IN THE AIR.
I THINK THAT’S GOT TO BE CALLED.
THAT’S A GOOD MOVE BY HEMINGWAY
AND CLEARLY A HOLD BY BUTLER.
>>SECOND AND GOAL FROM THE 6.
AS DWAYNE BOWE IN MOTION TO THE
RIGHT.
PLAY-ACTION FAKE.
SMITH LOOKING LEFT.
GOING TO THE END ZONE.
AND HE CANNOT CONNECT WITH
DONNIE AVERY.
THIRD AND GOAL.
SO THE COLTS’ FANS APPRECIATING
THE WAY THE DEFENSE HAS STEPPED
UP HERE.
THE FIRST THIRD-DOWN TRY, IT’LL
BE.
AND, AGAIN, IT’LL COME FROM THE
6.
THIRD AND GOAL.
DAVIS AND McCLUSTER.
McCLUSTER IN MOTION TO THE LEFT.
SMITH TO THE END ZONE.
AND HE’S GOT DWAYNE BOWE FOR THE
TOUCHDOWN.
SO ON THIRD AND GOAL, SMITH GETS
DWAYNE BOWE TO OPEN UP THE
SCORING IN THE NFL PLAYOFFS.
>>THAT’S A CASE OF BIG BODY
WINS.
HERE HE IS ON BUTLER.
HIS BIG BODY WALLS OFF THE
DEFENDER.
AS LONG AS THAT THROW IS ON
BODY, THEN BOWE SHOULD WIN THAT
EVERY TIME.
>>IN HIS ONLY OTHER PLAYOFF
GAME, BOWE WAS HELD WITHOUT A
CATCH.
AND SO NOW IT’S RYAN SUCCOP TO
TRY TO MAKE IT 7-0, KANSAS CITY.
ALMOST MIDWAY THROUGH THE FIRST
QUARTER.
SO IT’S AN IMPRESSIVE OPENING
DRIVE.
LaVON BRAZILL AWAITING THE KICK
FROM RYAN SUCCOP.
7-0, KANSAS CITY.
TRYING TO BREAK A SEVEN-GAME
PLAYOFF LOSING STREAK WHICH
DATES BACK 20 YEARS.
HERE COMES BRAZILL OUT FOR THE
COLTS.
AND A GOOD RETURN FOR HIM ACROSS
THE 25-YARD LINE.
HERE IN THE GREAT CITY OF
INDIANAPOLIS.
THE COLTS BEGIN THEIR FIRST
DRIVE WITH A PASS COMPLETE TO
T.Y. HILTON FOR THE FIRST DOWN.
SO ANDREW LUCK — WE WERE TOLD
BY PAGANO AND THE STAFF, LIKE
THE LAST THREE GAMES OF THE
COLTS’ REGULAR SEASON, THEY’RE
GONNA DO THIS HURRY-UP.
AND LUCK TO THE AIR RIGHT AWAY,
AGAIN TO HILTON.
HILTON, THE REAL KEY PLAYER FOR
INDIANAPOLIS AS THEY WERE
DECIMATED BY INJURIES ON
OFFENSE, NONE MORE COSTLY THAN
REGGIE WAYNE, WHO TORE HIS ACL
IN MIDSEASON, AND T.Y. HILTON IS
THE MAN THAT STEPPED UP THE MOST
FOR THE COLTS’ OFFENSE.
>>YEAH, AND THEY’RE TRYING TO
GET HIM ACTIVELY INVOLVED EARLY.
BOTH THROWS, FIRST POSSESSION,
TO NUMBER 13.
>>ON SECOND AND 5.
SEE HOW QUIET IT GETS.
>>[ LAUGHS ]
THIS IS A CROWD USED TO
PEYTON MANNING, USED TO
RESPECTING THE OFFENSIVE
QUARTERBACK.
>>SO HE CAN CALL OUT HIS
SIGNALS AND AUDIBLES.
SECOND AND 5.
HE GOES TO HILTON AGAIN.
3 FOR 3, AND HILTON BREAKS LOOSE
FOR A HUGE GAIN DEEP INTO
CHIEFS TERRITORY BEFORE HE’S
PUSHED OUT OF BOUNDS BY
KENDRICK LEWIS.
A GAIN OF 24 FOR T.Y.
>>KANSAS CITY IS KNOWN FOR MAN
COVERAGE.
LOOK HOW FAR DUNTA ROBINSON, 21,
HAS TO COME TO COVER THAT
CROSSING ROUTE.
SO WHEN YOU PLAY A TEAM THAT’S
HEAVY MAN, THAT’S ONE OF THE MAN
BREAKERS RIGHT THERE — A TON OF
CROSSING ROUTES.
>>HILTON IN HIS SECOND YEAR.
OVER 1,000 YARDS THIS SEASON FOR
THE FIRST TIME.
LUCK’S GONE TO HIM EVERY TIME.
THIS TIME HE GOES TO
LaVON BRAZILL.
AND THIS TIME THE CHIEFS WERE
THERE TO BRING HIM DOWN.
HUSAIN ABDULLAH ON THE STOP OF
BRAZILL.
ANDREW LUCK…
[ CROWD BOOING ]
…SET AN NFL PASSING RECORD
THIS YEAR — AS WE LOOK AT
BRAZILL.
THIS IS WHAT THE FANS REACTED
TO…
>>IT WASN’T ON THE FACE MASK.
>>…AS DONTARI POE TOOK A GRAB
THERE OF BRAZILL.
SO NO GAIN, SECOND DOWN AND 10.
AND LUCK TO THE AIR ON THE OTHER
SIDE.
AND THAT’S COMPLETE TO
COBY FLEENER FOR A FIRST DOWN.
ERIC BERRY ON THE COVERAGE.
GAIN OF 18 FOR FLEENER,
LUCK’S TARGET AT STANFORD AS
WELL.
>>YEAH, THIS IS A GREAT
MATCHUP.
ALL-PRO SAFETY ERIC BERRY,
ONE-ON-ONE, NO HELP.
AND I THINK LUCK WILL TAKE THAT
EVERY SINGLE TIME.
PRESNAP, I THINK HIS EYES LIT
UP.
>>SO THE BALL ALL THE WAY DOWN
TO THE KANSAS CITY 15.
FIVE PLAYS, FIVE PASSES SO FAR
FOR LUCK.
ANOTHER PASS.
ANOTHER COMPLETION, TO BRAZILL,
WHO’S DOWN TO THE 10.
>>THE BALL’S COMING OUT VERY
QUICKLY.
IT’S HELPING THEIR TACKLES,
CASTONZO AND CHERILUS, IN
BLOCKING BOTH TAMBA HALI AND
JUSTIN HOUSTON.
>>GONNA SAY A GREAT YEAR FOR
LUCK.
SET AN NFL RECORD WITH THE MOST
PASSING YARDS IN THE FIRST TWO
SEASONS OF A CAREER.
AND HE HAS COME OUT LIGHTING IT
UP HERE IN THE COLTS’ OPENING
DRIVE.
SECOND DOWN AND 5 FROM THE
KANSAS CITY 10.
ANOTHER PASS.
THAT ONE FOR A TOUCHDOWN TO
HILTON!
>>FOR A YOUNG RECEIVER, HE
GIVES JUST ENOUGH OF AN INSIDE
MOVE TO GET DUNTA ROBINSON SOME
SEPARATION, AND THAT’S A
BEAUTIFUL THROW TO THE BACK OF
THE END ZONE.
>>LITERALLY A PERFECT OPENING
DRIVE FOR ANDREW LUCK.
7 OF 7.
74 YARDS, ALL PASS PLAYS.
FOUR TO HILTON, AND THEN THE
LAST FOR THE TOUCHDOWN.
AS ADAM VINATIERI, IN HIS 18th
YEAR — AND THE 41-YEAR-OLD
VETERAN TIES IT UP.
T.Y. HILTON WITH A TOUCHDOWN
CATCH FROM LUCK, WHO WAS A
PERFECT 7 OF 7, AS KANSAS CITY
WILL GET THEIR HANDS ON THE
FOOTBALL AGAIN.
QUINTIN DEMPS IS GONNA COME OUT
WITH IT.
AND DEMPS MOVES ACROSS THE 20,
CLOSE TO THE 25-YARD LINE.
AGAIN, THE STORY LINE HERE
EARLY, JAMAAL CHARLES HURT ON
THE SIXTH PLAY OF THE GAME.
ANDY REID IN HIS 20th POSTSEASON
GAME, 10th PLAYOFF APPEARANCE IN
15 SEASONS.
BUT THIS TURNAROUND IN
KANSAS CITY HAS BEEN REMARKABLE.
WORST IN THE NFL, 2-14 LAST
YEAR, AND LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE
IN THIS TURNAROUND AT 11-5.
SECOND IN THE TURNOVER MARGIN,
PLUS-18, HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BIG
KEYS.
BUT, AGAIN, JAMAAL CHARLES OUT
OF THE LINEUP, BEING EVALUATED
FOR A CONCUSSION — AS
ALEX SMITH GOES TO THE AIR,
LOOKING FOR DWAYNE BOWE, WHO HE
CONNECTED WITH ON THE FIRST
TOUCHDOWN.
>>AND, DAN, FROM THAT GRAPHIC I
THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT NUMBER
THERE WAS THE TURNOVER
DIFFERENTIAL, AND I ATTRIBUTE
90% OF THAT TO THE ACQUISITION
OF THE QUARTERBACK, ALEX SMITH.
NOW, IT COST THEM A SECOND-ROUND
PICK LAST YEAR AND WHAT BECAME A
SECOND-ROUND PICK THIS YEAR, BUT
I WOULD TELL YOU I THINK
ALEX SMITH HAS BEEN WORTH EVERY
BIT OF THAT.
>>YOU CAN SEE KNILE DAVIS IN
THERE BEHIND THE FULLBACK,
ANTHONY SHERMAN, ON SECOND DOWN
AND 10.
AND SMITH BUYS SOME TIME, GOES
UP.
AND DOWN HE GOES, JUST ACROSS
THE 25.
A FLAG IS DOWN AT ABOUT THE 44.
>>WHILE THE QUARTERBACK WAS IN
THE POCKET, ILLEGAL CONTACT.
NUMBER 23, DEFENSE.
IT’S A 5-YARD PENALTY.
FIRST DOWN.
>>AND THAT’S ON VONTAE DAVIS.
>>HE DOESN’T LOOK 100% TO ME.
BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN.
HANDS ARE ON RIGHT THERE ON THE
TURN.
QUARTERBACK’S IN THE POCKET, SO
IT’S A 5-YARD PENALTY.
I’VE BEEN WATCHING HIM KIND OF
CLOSELY.
HAD AN MRI ON THE GROIN AFTER
LAST WEEK.
IT CAME BACK NEGATIVE.
BUT I DON’T THINK HE’S BOUNCING
AROUND LIKE HE USUALLY DOES.
>>SO IT’S A FIRST AND 10 FOR
KANSAS CITY JUST ACROSS ITS OWN
30.
FOUR-MINUTE MARK, OPENING
QUARTER.
AND HERE’S DAVIS.
AND THE ROOKIE OUT OF ARKANSAS,
WHO WAS A THIRD-ROUND DRAFT
PICK, GETS ANOTHER 4 YARDS.
AND, AGAIN, IN FOR CHARLES, WHO
WAS OUT OF THE GAME AT THE 11:40
MARK OF THIS QUARTER.
WELL, THERE’S THE BRAIN TRUST.
HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THE
TRANSFORMATION OF THIS TEAM.
CLARK HUNT, THE OWNER OF THE
CHIEFS.
JOHN DORSEY, THE NEW G.M.
BUT IT WAS REID WHO HUNT FIRST
HIRED AS THE BIG MOVE.
AND HERE’S DWAYNE BOWE WITH A
BIG GAIN.
AND HE’S STILL ON HIS FEET!
IS HE GONNA GET TO THE END ZONE?
JUST DRAGGED DOWN INSIDE THE 5
BY ANTOINE BETHEA.
63-YARD GAIN FOR BOWE.
>>GREAT PLAY-ACTION.
BOWE IS GONNA GET INSIDE TOLER.
ONCE HE’S INSIDE, HE WINS.
NOW WATCH NUMBER 30, LANDRY.
RIGHT HERE, MISS THE TACKLE.
THERE’S ANOTHER MISSED TACKLE.
IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GONNA GET IT
TO THE HOUSE, BUT BETHEA CATCHES
HIM FROM BEHIND.
THAT IS A GREAT CUT RIGHT THERE
BY BOWE.
AT 221 POUNDS, HE BREAKS TWO
TACKLES AND GETS IT ALL THE WAY
DOWN TO THE 2-YARD LINE.
>>YOU SAW REID EARLIER THERE.
THEY AWARDED BOWE A 5-YEAR,
$56-MILLION DEAL THIS YEAR.
AND HE JUST PAID OFF BIG-TIME
THERE.
FIRST AND GOAL.
SMITH ROLLS TO HIS RIGHT AND
JUST THROWS IT AWAY.
SECOND AND GOAL.
>>AND THAT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE
MUCH, THAT PLAY RIGHT THERE, BUT
IT KIND OF EXEMPLIFIES WHAT
ALEX SMITH IS.
HE DOES NOT TAKE CHANCES.
SOMETIMES THAT’S GOOD.
SOMETIMES THEY’D RATHER SEE HIM
TRY TO MAKE A BIG PLAY, FORCE
SOMETHING, BUT HE DOES NOT FORCE
THE FOOTBALL.
>>AND THAT’S WHY HE GETS TAGGED
WITH, “OH, HE’S A GOOD MANAGER
OF THE GAME.
NOTHING SPECTACULAR.”
BUT HE WAS THE NUMBER-ONE
OVERALL PICK NINE YEARS AGO OUT
OF UTAH.
SPENT EIGHT YEARS IN
SAN FRANCISCO BEFORE
COLIN KAEPERNICK UNSEATED HIM,
AND HERE HE IS WITH THE
CHIEFS TRYING TO BREAK A
PLAYOFF-LOSS STREAK — AS DAVIS
GETS CLOSE TO THE GOAL LINE.
IT’LL BRING UP THIRD AND GOAL
FROM INSIDE THE 1.
>>WELL, I THOUGHT HE WAS IN,
AND KAVELL CONNER MADE A BIG HIT
ON THE 1-YARD LINE.
WATCH CONNER FILL.
RIGHT THERE.
TURNS HIM SIDEWAYS AND HE
DOESN’T GET IN THE END ZONE.
>>WELL, KANSAS CITY SCORED ON
THE OTHER THIRD AND GOAL WHEN
ALEX SMITH FOUND BOWE, AND
THEY’VE GOT THIRD AND GOAL NOW
FROM JUST OUTSIDE THE GOAL LINE.
AND THEY HAND IT OFF TO DAVIS.
AND HE’S STOPPED!
LEADING THE SURGE WAS
CORY REDDING.
>>33 YEARS OLD.
STILL SO QUICK.
WATCH HIM JUMP OUTSIDE THE BLOCK
OF SCHWARTZ.
STILL QUICK ENOUGH TO GET
INSIDE.
AND THEN HE GETS A BUNCH OF HELP
FROM HIS FRIENDS.
BOY, WHAT A NICE GOAL-LINE STOP
BY THE HOME TEAM.
>>REDDING, WHO PLAYED FOR
PAGANO IN BALTIMORE.
AND THAT SETS UP FOURTH AND GOAL
AND THE FIELD-GOAL UNIT FOR
KANSAS CITY, AS RYAN SUCCOP —
YOU CAN SEE HE’S MISSED THREE OF
HIS LAST FOUR ATTEMPTS.
THIS IS JUST A CHIP SHOT, BUT HE
MISSED A 41-YARD FIELD GOAL LAST
WEEK IN THE LOSS TO THE CHARGERS
IN OVERTIME.
AGAIN, THAT WAS A GAME WHERE
KANSAS CITY BASICALLY PLAYED ITS
RESERVES.
SO THIS ONE JUST FROM 19 YARDS
OUT TO TAKE A 10-7 LEAD.
AND NO PROBLEM FOR RYAN SUCCOP.
SO BOTH TEAMS HAVE SCORED ON ALL
OF THEIR POSSESSIONS SO FAR.
ANDREW LUCK AND THE COLTS’
OFFENSE WILL GET ANOTHER CHANCE
COMING UP.
THE MOST PASSING YARDS IN THE
FIRST TWO SEASONS IN NFL
HISTORY, LUCK PASSING CAM NEWTON
THIS SEASON.
AND PEYTON MANNING — YOU SEE
HIM IN THE COLT JERSEY THERE —
BACK IN ’98-’99 HAD THE RECORD
AT ONE POINT AS WELL.
MAN HE TOOK OVER FOR AND STILL
HEARS A LOT ABOUT —
PEYTON MANNING — BUT LUCK 7 FOR
7 IN THAT OPENING DRIVE.
ALL PASSES.
AND HE AND THE COLTS WILL HAVE
ANOTHER CHANCE HERE, TRAILING
10-7 WITH 53 SECONDS LEFT IN THE
OPENING QUARTER.
AND TAKING IT MIDWAY IN THE END
ZONE IS BRAZILL.
AND BRAZILL IS OUT CLOSE TO THE
30-YARD LINE.
COLTS WITH AN NFL-LOW 14
TURNOVERS IN THE REGULAR SEASON.
THEY BEGIN THIS DRIVE AT THEIR
OWN 30.
AND THIS IS DONALD BROWN WITH
HIS FIRST CARRY OF THE GAME.
AND IT COMES WITH 40 SECONDS
LEFT IN THE OPENING QUARTER.
>>YOU KNOW, IT’S INTERESTING.
WE SHOWED THE GRAPHIC A MINUTE
AGO, DANNY, WITH THE TOP THREE
QUARTERBACKS ALL TIME.
AND PEYTON MANNING’S STANDING
THERE, AND WHEN YOU TALK TO
ANDREW, HE DOES NOT LIKE THE
COMPARISONS TO HIM.
BUT WHEN I WATCH HIM LIKE RIGHT
NOW, THE CONTROL HE TAKES,
WEARING A COLTS UNIFORM, AND THE
TALENT HE HAS, YOU CAN’T HELP
BUT THINK OF IT.
>>BACK TO THE AIR AGAIN.
BALL WAS DEFLECTED OUT OF HIS
ARM OR SOMEBODY GOT A PIECE OF
HIS ARM AS HE WAS LOOKING FOR
GRIFF WHALEN.
THAT’LL BRING UP THIRD AND 6.
>>YEAH, THE FIRST TIME THEY’VE
REALLY AFFECTED THE QUARTERBACK.
WATCH JUSTIN HOUSTON FROM THIS
SIDE AND HALI FROM THIS SIDE.
HOUSTON BEATS CHERILUS.
HALI BEATS CASTONZO.
BOY, THAT’S REALLY STRONG.
AND THAT’S THE FIRST TIME
THEY’VE REALLY AFFECTED
ANDREW LUCK.
>>TAMBA HALI AND JUSTIN HOUSTON
BACK ON THE FIELD FOR THE SAME
TIME IN MORE THAN A MONTH.
BOTH HAVE BEEN BANGED UP,
ESPECIALLY HOUSTON, WHO
DISLOCATED HIS ELBOW MORE THAN A
MONTH AGO AND IS HAVING HIS
FIRST ACTION BACK.
THIRD AND 6 NOW.
AND MORE PRESSURE FOR LUCK, AND
HE JUST STANDS IN THERE.
AND THIS ONE IS KNOCKED DOWN AT
THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.
FOURTH DOWN, AND THAT’LL BRING
UP THE PUNTING UNIT FOR
INDIANAPOLIS.
>>YEAH, THAT TIME THEY BROUGHT
RON PARKER.
ONE OF THE THINGS THIS TEAM DOES
IS THEY CAN BLITZ FROM ALL THREE
LEVELS.
THAT MEANS DEFENSIVE LINEMEN,
LINEBACKERS, AND DEFENSIVE
BACKS.
SAFETY RON PARKER COMES.
BUT LUCK DOES A GREAT JOB
CLIMBING THE POCKET.
RIGHT THERE.
STEPS UP IN THE POCKET, SHRUGS
IT OFF, TRIES TO GET THE BALL
DOWN THE FIELD.
AND AWAITING THE PUNT OF
PAT McAFEE, ONE OF THE MOST
DANGEROUS PUNT-RETURN MEN IN
HISTORY, DEXTER McCLUSTER, WHO’S
GOT TWO PUNT RETURNS FOR
TOUCHDOWNS THIS SEASON.
DOES A LOT OF JUKING THERE BUT
GETS NO FARTHER THAN THE 20.
THE CHIEFS HAVE A 10-7 LEAD AND
THE BALL BACK BEGINNING AT THEIR
OWN 21-YARD LINE AS WE BEGIN THE
SECOND QUARTER.
DAN HICKS, MIKE MAYOCK,
ALEX FLANAGAN WITH YOU TO OPEN
UP THE NFL PLAYOFFS IN 2014.
ALEX SMITH.
INCOMPLETE.
BIG STORY OF THE GAME IN THE
FIRST QUARTER — JAMAAL CHARLES
OUT FOR KANSAS CITY.
AND FOR MORE, WE HEAD DOWN TO
ALEX.
ALEX.
>>DAN AND MIKE, THE HIT THAT
JAMAAL CHARLES TOOK IN THE FIRST
QUARTER OF THIS GAME WAS SO
INNOCUOUS THAT HEAD ATHLETIC
TRAINER RICK BURKHOLDER AND ONE
OF THE TEAM PHYSICIANS HAD TO
REVIEW IT ON THE SIDELINE ON
THE INJURY REPLAY SYSTEM
MULTIPLE TIMES.
IT APPEARS LIKELY THAT IT WAS
THE TURF, THOUGH, THAT CAUSED A
CONCUSSION IF THAT IS IN FACT
WHAT HE HAS.
MEANWHILE, RUNNING BACKS COACH
ERIC BIENIEMY HAS BEEN SPENDING
A LOT OF TIME WITH KNILE DAVIS
ON THE SIDELINES, MOSTLY GOING
OVER PASS PROTECTION, YOU GUYS,
A VERY UNDERRATED PART OF
JAMAAL CHARLES’ GAME.
>>THANK YOU, ALEX.
THEY FAKE IT TO DAVIS, AND SMITH
AGAIN INCOMPLETE.
SECOND DOWN AND 10.
ROBERT MATHIS MAKING HIS
PRESENCE KNOWN.
THIRD DOWN AND 10 IT’LL BE FOR
THE CHIEFS.
>>EVERYBODY YOU TALK TO IN THIS
ORGANIZATION TELLS YOU THERE ARE
TWO PILLARS WITHIN THE
ORGANIZATION ON THAT PLAYING
FIELD.
ONE OF THEM’S ROBERT MATHIS, AND
THE OTHER IS REGGIE WAYNE.
>>THE UNDISPUTED LEADERS OF
THIS INDIANAPOLIS COLTS TEAM.
OF COURSE WAYNE OUT, INJURED,
BUT A HUGE PRESENCE COACHING ON
THE SIDELINES, CHEERING ON THE
OFFENSE.
AND OF COURSE ROBERT MATHIS
HAVING A PRO BOWL YEAR AGAIN.
SMITH, ON THIRD AND 10, LOOKING
DEEP DOWNFIELD, AND WIDE OPEN IS
DONNIE AVERY!
79 YARDS TO AVERY, AS SMITH HAS
FOUND BOWE FOR A BIG GAIN AND
NOW AVERY.
>>STEPHENSON’S GONNA PUSH
MATHIS UP THE FIELD, AND A NICE
JOB BY ALEX SMITH STEPPING UP
INTO THE POCKET.
AND THEN TOLER, NUMBER 28, LOOKS
TO ME — AND, AGAIN, HE WAS
INJURED.
THIS IS HIS FIRST START IN
SEVERAL WEEKS.
DONNIE AVERY, ONE OF THE FASTEST
WIDE RECEIVERS IN FOOTBALL, JUST
BLEW RIGHT BY HIM.
>>THAT COLTS DEFENSIVE
SECONDARY GIVING UP SOME HUGE
PASS PLAYS.
KANSAS CITY WAS ABLE TO GET THE
FIELD GOAL EARLIER WHEN BOWE GOT
LOOSE FOR 63 YARDS.
THAT ONE GOES FOR 79.
AND KANSAS CITY, A CHANCE TO
OPEN UP A 10-POINT LEAD HERE
IN THE OPENING MOMENTS OF THE
SECOND QUARTER.
BACK HERE AT LUCAS OIL.
KANSAS CITY OPENING UP A 17-7
LEAD, AS THAT LATEST DRIVE TOOK
ALL OF 21 SECONDS — THE 79-YARD
SCORING STRIKE TO
DONNIE AVERY — AS ANDY REID AND
THE CHIEFS LOOK TO BREAK THAT
0-FOR-7 PLAYOFF DROUGHT.
KANSAS CITY HAS SCORED ON ALL
THREE OF ITS FIRST POSSESSIONS.
FIELD GOAL AND A COUPLE OF
TOUCHDOWNS.
LaVON BRAZILL TAKES A KNEE FOR
INDIANAPOLIS.
AND THAT WILL COME OUT TO THE
20.
>>WE SPOKE TO ALEX SMITH
YESTERDAY, AND ONE OF THE MAIN
POINTS HE MADE WAS HE HAD TO
IDENTIFY WHICH SIDE MATHIS LINED
UP ON.
AND THEN BECAUSE OF THE SPEED
MATHIS HAS, MAKE SURE HE CLIMBS
THE POCKET.
LOOK AT HIM.
HE STEPS UP, DROPS THE SHOULDER
THROUGH SO THE BALL CAN’T BE
RIPPED AWAY FROM HIM.
THAT’S TEXTBOOK QUARTERBACK PLAY
AGAINST AN OUTSIDE SPEED RUSHER.
>>SO THERE’S THE LATEST
CONNECTION.
DONNIE AVERY THE RECIPIENT OF
THE SMITH TOUCHDOWN PASS.
TRENT RICHARDSON THE LONE SET
BACK, AS HILTON GOES IN MOTION.
AND THEY PITCH IT TO
TRENT RICHARDSON, THE BIG
ACQUISITION IN SEPTEMBER FOR THE
COLTS.
AND HE PUTS THE BALL ON THE
GROUND, AND IT’S PICKED UP BY
JUSTIN HOUSTON, AND KANSAS CITY
HAS IT.
SO THE FIRST TIME
TRENT RICHARDSON TOUCHES THE
BALL, HE FUMBLES IT.
THIRD PICK OVERALL IN THE DRAFT.
TRADED FROM CLEVELAND.
AND IN HIS FIRST PLAYOFF TOUCH
FOR INDIANAPOLIS, TURNS IT OVER.
>>LOT OF DANCING HERE.
SEAN SMITH FORCES HIM TO TURN IT
BACK INSIDE.
HE DOESN’T PROTECT THE FOOTBALL.
WHO RIPS IT AWAY FROM HIM?
HE JUST LOSES IT.
WHEN HE TURNS BACK TO THE
INSIDE — CARDINAL SIN.
EVERYTHING — THERE IT IS RIGHT
THERE.
TAMBA HALI JUST GOT HIS HAND ON
THE FOOTBALL.
>>SO KANSAS CITY SET UP AT THE
17.
AGAIN, ONLY 14 TURNOVERS ALL
REGULAR SEASON FOR INDIANAPOLIS.
THEY COUGH IT UP HERE, AND
KANSAS CITY WITH AN EXCELLENT
OPPORTUNITY HERE TO INCREASE
THEIR LEAD.
THEY LEAD BY 10 ALREADY.
AND DAVIS WITH THE CARRY.
AND HE’S GOT A FIRST DOWN.
FIRST AND GOAL, CHIEFS.
ANTOINE BETHEA BROUGHT HIM DOWN.
AND, AGAIN, ALL OF THIS BEING
DONE WITHOUT JAMAAL CHARLES, OUT
OF THE GAME ON THE SIXTH PLAY OF
THE GAME.
>>THE KANSAS CITY FRONT HAS
BEEN DOMINANT.
WATCH THE CUTBACK BY KNILE.
THERE’S THE CUT, BACK ACROSS THE
GRAIN.
BETHEA, THE SAFETY, COMES IN TO
MAKE THE TACKLE.
BUT I LOVE THE WAY KNILE DAVIS
FINISHES THIS RUN.
GIVE CREDIT TO RODNEY HUDSON AND
JEFF ALLEN ON THE FRONT SIDE OF
THAT PLAY.
>>THERE’S RICHARDSON ON THE
SIDELINE, AS KANSAS CITY TRIES
TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS
TURNOVER.
ON FIRST AND GOAL, THEY GIVE IT
TO DAVIS.
NOTHING GOING LEFT.
TRIES TO CHURN HIS WAY UP THE
MIDDLE.
AND HE LOST A LITTLE GROUND.
>>THE KEY BLOCK THERE IS THE
TIGHT END, FASANO, AND HE
COULDN’T GET IT DONE.
ANDREW LUCK, OF COURSE, SITTING
THERE GOING, “OKAY, WHAT KIND OF
DEFICIT AM I GONNA BE WORKING
WITH HERE?”
>>AGAIN, SUCH AN EFFICIENT,
TURNOVER-FREE INDIANAPOLIS
SEASON IT HAS BEEN.
BUT HERE’S KANSAS CITY ON SECOND
AND GOAL FROM THE 6.
AND A TIME-OUT CALLED BY THE
COLTS.
>>THIS IS THE FIRST CHARGED
TIME-OUT.
INDIANAPOLIS — 30-SECOND
TIME-OUT.
>>WELL, THE COLTS’ DEFENSE DUG
IN EARLIER WHEN KANSAS CITY GOT
UP CLOSE.
LOOK AT THE SHOVEL PASS THERE TO
ANTHONY SHERMAN!
>>[ LAUGHS ]
>>HOW ABOUT THIS PLAYBOOK?
>>WAIT A MINUTE.
WHO SAID HE CAN’T MAKE PLAYS?
IS THIS A GAME MANAGER?
[ LAUGHS ]
HE’S GONNA STEP UP INSIDE
MATHIS AGAIN, OKAY?
OUTSIDE OF STEPHENSON.
STEPS UP INSIDE.
SEES SHERMAN, THE FULLBACK OUT
OF UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT.
AND WATCH THE SHOVEL.
[ LAUGHS ]
THAT’S A PLAYMAKER, TO ME.
THAT WAS COOL.
>>SCORED HIS FIRST CAREER
TOUCHDOWN ON A RECEPTION EARLIER
IN THE YEAR AGAINST CLEVELAND,
AND ANTHONY SHERMAN, AFTER ALL
THAT SPECTACULAR WIDE-RECEIVING
NUMBERS THAT ALEX SMITH WAS
PUTTING UP TO BOWE AND TO AVERY,
IT’S A LITTLE SHOVEL PASS TO THE
FULLBACK.
AND CHUCK PAGANO AND THE COLTS
IN A 24-7 HOLE.
>>AND I THINK AT HALFTIME WE
OUGHT TO ASK TONY DUNGY A LITTLE
BIT ABOUT 2005.
HIS INDIANAPOLIS COLTS TEAM BEAT
PITTSBURGH AND THUMPED THEM
PRETTY GOOD LATE NOVEMBER, AND
CAME BACK IN THE FIRST ROUND AND
LOST TO THEM.
VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT WE’RE
SEEING HERE.
>>AS BRAZILL TAKES A KNEE.
AND WITH 13 MINUTES LEFT IN THE
OPENING HALF.
>>AND THE BIG PLAYS ADD UP TO A
24-7 DEFICIT FOR INDY.
AND ON THE GROUND IS
DONALD BROWN.
HE HAD THE BIG GAME A COUPLE OF
WEEKS AGO AGAINST KANSAS CITY ON
THE ROAD.
33-YARD TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION.
ALSO ADDED A 51-YARD TOUCHDOWN
RUN, SO BROWN NOT A HUGE FACTOR
THUS FAR AS LUCK AND THE COLTS
OPEN UP WITH ALL PASSING EARLY
ON.
SO BROWN IN THERE FLANKING AGAIN
LUCK HERE ON SECOND DOWN AND 7.
AND LUCK FLOATING IT DOWN THE
SIDELINE IN THE AREA OF HILTON
INCOMPLETE.
THAT’LL BRING UP THIRD AND LONG.
>>REALLY NICE JOB BY THE CORNER
HERE.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS.
HE NEVER BITES AT ALL.
IT’S A DOUBLE MOVE BY
T.Y. HILTON.
MARCUS COOPER, THE ROOKIE FREE
AGENT OUT OF RUTGERS, DOESN’T
BUY IT, AND THAT’S REALLY GOOD
SITUATIONAL FOOTBALL.
YOU’VE GOT A BIG LEAD.
WHY WOULD YOU JUMP A DOUBLE
MOVE?
>>WELL, TRENT RICHARDSON IS
BACK IN THE GAME FOR THE FIRST
TIME AFTER THE FUMBLE, WHICH LED
TO THE LATEST KANSAS CITY SCORE.
LUCK AVOIDS THE PRESSURE.
STEPS UP.
AND IT IS CAUGHT CLOSE TO THE
40-YARD LINE BY GRIFF WHALEN,
ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE STANFORD
CONNECTIONS FOR ANDREW LUCK.
T.Y. HILTON SLOW — IN FACT HAS
NOT GOTTEN UP OFF THE TURF.
AFTER A 17-YARD GAIN BY WHALEN,
HILTON, WHO WAS THE MAIN TARGET
FOR LUCK IN THE OPENING DRIVE
THAT ENDED WITH A TOUCHDOWN.
TAKE A LOOK AT NUMBER 13.
>>YOU’RE GONNA SEE 13.
HE’S BEHIND WHALEN.
AND THE SAFETY ON THE WAY —
RIGHT THERE IS GONNA TAKE A BIG
HIT.
KENDRICK LEWIS TRYING TO GET TO
WHALEN.
>>NEVER SAW IT COMING.
T.Y. HILTON, GOOD NEWS FOR
COLTS, IS BACK UP, AS
DONALD BROWN GETS THE CARRY ON
FIRST DOWN AND 10.
CLOSE TO THE 45-YARD LINE.
>>IT’S GONNA BE TOUGH MAKING A
LIVING IN THERE WITH BIG
DONTARI POE.
>>AND ALL THOSE PRO BOWLERS.
YOU KNOW, THE CHIEFS HAD SIX
PRO BOWLERS LAST YEAR WHEN THEY
WENT 2-14.
THEY’VE GOT EIGHT THIS YEAR.
AND AGAIN, WITH THE ADDITION OF
HOUSTON BACK AND HALI BACK IN
THERE, THEY ARE ARE FORMIDABLE
ESPECIALLY FRONT SEVEN.
IT’S SECOND DOWN AND 5.
LUCK BUYING SOME TIME.
WAS PRESSURED THERE.
INCOMPLETE.
INTENDED FOR WHALEN.
HALI WAS IN THERE.
>>YEAH, THAT PASS WAS AFFECTED
BY TAMBA HALI.
HE WAS WORKING ON
ANTHONY CASTONZO.
AND THEY CALL THIS CONVERTING
SPEED TO POWER.
>>AGAIN, DIDN’T PRACTICE ALL
WEEK.
HE REALLY AGGRAVATED THAT
SWOLLEN KNEE IN THE LAST GAME A
COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO — AS THAT
PASS IS COMPLETE TO COBY FLEENER
BUT SHORT OF THE FIRST DOWN.
ERIC BERRY, PRO BOWLER THERE,
FOR KANSAS CITY.
>>THERE’S THAT MATCHUP WE
TALKED ABOUT EARLIER IN THE
GAME.
FLEENER WON WHEN HE WAS LINED UP
OUTSIDE.
THIS TIME HE’S IN-LINE.
AND HERE’S BERRY, AND THIS IS
THE ONE-ON-ONE MATCHUP WE TALKED
ABOUT.
VERY CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN.
AND IF HE DOESN’T MAKE THIS
RIGHT NOW, CHUCK PAGANO’S GOT TO
BE THINKING, “AM I GONNA GO FOR
IT OR NOT?”
>>YEAH, DOWN 24-7.
>>EXACTLY.
>>”HOW MANY POSSESSIONS DO I
HAVE LEFT?”
>>AND HE’S SHORT.
>>I THINK YOU GO FOR IT RIGHT
HERE.
I REALLY DO.
>>AND THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE GONNA
DO.
WITH 11:08 LEFT IN THE HALF,
TRENT RICHARDSON IS OUT THERE.
>>ARE THEY JUST TRYING TO GET
THEM TO JUMP OFF?
>>AND LUCK KEEPS IT!
THEY FAKED IT TO RICHARDSON, AND
LUCK SLIDES IN SAFELY.
GAIN OF 21.
THEY HAD EVERYBODY FOOLED.
EVERYBODY WENT FOR RICHARDSON,
AND LUCK KEPT IT FOR A BIG GAIN.
>>THAT IS THE FIRST TIME THIS
ENTIRE SEASON THAT ANDREW LUCK
KEPT THE FOOTBALL IN ZONE READ.
THEY’VE BEEN PROTECTING HIM.
THEY DIDN’T WANT THE FRANCHISE
TO GET HURT.
BUT IN THE PLAYOFFS, THE FIRST
TIME ALL YEAR.
AND THEN SMART ENOUGH TO GET
DOWN.
>>AND OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR
PEP HAMILTON LIKES THOSE SLIDES,
DOESN’T HE?
>>[ LAUGHS ]
>>ANDREW LUCK’S A BIG GUY,
6’4″, 240, AND HE CAN TAKE SOME
DEFENDERS OUT, BUT THAT’S WHAT
PEP LIKES TO SEE.
KEEP THE FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK
HEALTHY.
THEY JUST GET THIS PLAY OFF.
AND LUCK TO THE AIR.
AND HILTON, WHO TOOK A BIG HIT
EARLIER, TAKES ANOTHER ONE
THERE AND ENDS UP STREAKING UP
THE SIDELINES FOR A GAIN OF 10.
>>HOW DOES 178 POUNDS RUN
THROUGH THAT HIT BY BERRY?
BERRY’S GONNA COME UP FLYING,
DELIVERS A BIG HIT.
[ LAUGHS ]
THAT’S AN EXCELLENT JOB.
T.Y. HILTON.
>>HILTON GETS LOOSE, PICKS UP
THE FIRST DOWN.
AND COLTS WITH A LITTLE LIFE
HERE, TRAILING 24-7.
INCOMPLETE.
FALLING DOWN WAS HILTON ON THE
FAR SIDELINE, AS MARCUS COOPER
WAS DEFENDING.
CROWD DOESN’T LIKE IT, AS THEY
SAW HILTON STUMBLE.
>>REMEMBER, COOPER IS A ROOKIE
FREE AGENT OUT OF RUTGERS.
HILTON’S TRYING TO GET —
THERE’S THE FIRST LEGAL JAM.
I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT.
CONTACT STARTED AT ABOUT 3 OR 4
YARDS.
WHAT THEY’VE DONE IS THEY’VE
MOVED COOPER TO CORNER AND
BRANDON FLOWERS HAS KICKED
INSIDE TO PLAY THE SLOT.
>>FLOWERS, THE PRO BOWL
CORNERBACK.
JUST INSIDE THE 20 ON SECOND AND
10.
HALI COMING AROUND THE CORNER.
LUCK EVADES HIM.
AND INCOMPLETE TO WHALEN.
WHALEN ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE
RECEIVERS ALONG WITH HILTON WHO
HAS EMERGED WITH REGGIE WAYNE
OUT.
REGGIE WAYNE, AFTER 189 GAMES,
TORE HIS ACL.
A HUGE BLOW FOR THE COLTS.
THEY MISSED A NUMBER OF STARTERS
ON OFFENSE.
THEY ALSO LOST A COUPLE OF
RUNNING BACKS.
THEIR STARTING TIGHT END,
DWAYNE ALLEN, OUT.
AND THEY’VE BEEN PICKING UP THE
PIECES EVER SINCE, AND THAT WAS
THE BIGGEST PIECE TO FILL THERE
WITH WAYNE.
THAT BALL IS DEFLECTED BY
JUSTIN HOUSTON.
YOU CAN SEE HIM WEARING THAT BIG
ELBOW BRACE ON HIS RIGHT ARM
AFTER DISLOCATING IT MORE THAN A
MONTH AGO.
HIS FIRST GAME BACK SINCE.
>>YEAH, WHEN THEY’RE HEALTHY,
WHEN HE’S ON ONE SIDE,
TAMBA HALI ON THE OTHER,
DONTARI POE IN THE MIDDLE, THEIR
FRONT IS AS GOOD AS ANY FRONT IN
THE LEAGUE.
AND, DAN, THE WORST GAME INDY
PLAYED WAS AGAINST ST. LOUIS.
THEY GOT WHACKED 38-8, AND I
THINK THIS DEFENSIVE FRONT OF
KANSAS CITY IS VERY SIMILAR TO
ST. LOUIS.
>>SO RYAN VINATIERI, THE
41-YEAR-OLD VETERAN WHO
CONNECTED ON A CAREER-HIGH 35
FIELD GOALS — ADAM VINATIERI —
DURING THE REGULAR SEASON,
CONNECTS THERE FROM 37 YARDS
OUT.
HAD A NICE CONVERSATION WITH
ROBERT YESTERDAY.
OF COURSE A CANDIDATE FOR
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR.
AND HE SAID, “I ADMIT IT.
IT WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE,”
FOR A GUY THAT WAS OUT OF
ALABAMA A&M SOME 11 YEARS AGO,
HAVING A CAREER SEASON.
SIX STRAIGHT PRO BOWLS AT THE
AGE OF 32 AND ONE OF FOUR COLTS
WHO PLAYED FOR THE SUPER BOWL
CHAMPION INDIANAPOLIS TEAM THAT
IS STILL A PART OF THIS TEAM.
QUINTIN DEMPS COMING OUT OF THE
END ZONE FOR KANSAS CITY.
AND HE’S KNOCKED DOWN HARD SHORT
OF THE 20-YARD LINE BY
KAVELL CONNER.
>>AND YOU NOTICE TOLER IS OUT
OF THE GAME.
I TOLD YOU I DIDN’T THINK HE
COULD GO.
THEY’RE NOW PLAYING
DARIUS BUTLER AT THE LEFT
CORNER.
KNILE DAVIS AROUND THE LEFT END.
FOR A BIG GAIN.
LaRON LANDRY MAKES THE STOP FOR
THE COLTS BUT NOT BEFORE A GAIN
OF 7 FOR DAVIS.
AGAIN, NO JAMAAL CHARLES STILL.
>>A LOT PEOPLE CRITICIZED
ANDY REID LAST WEEK FOR NOT
PLAYING HIS STARTERS, AND I
THINK YOU GET TWO BENEFITS.
ONE, YOU REST THE STARTERS, BUT
SECONDARILY GUYS LIKE
KNILE DAVIS GET ADDITIONAL
TOUCHES.
HE WAS A BELL COW A WEEK AGO,
AND NOW HE’S GOT TO STEP UP AND
PLAY.
>>HERE’S DAVIS AGAIN, LOOKING
FOR A HOLE, AND HE’S GOT THE
FIRST DOWN.
ANTOINE BETHEA BRINGING HIM
DOWN.
>>THAT OFFENSIVE LINE IS REALLY
DOING A NICE JOB FOR
KANSAS CITY.
THEY’RE CONTROLLING — I THINK
BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE OF
SCRIMMAGE RIGHT NOW ARE BEING
CONTROLLED BY KANSAS CITY.
>>BY THE WAY, JAMAAL CHARLES
OFFICIALLY RULED OUT FOR THE
REST OF THIS GAME.
SO AGAIN, A PLAYER THAT
ACCOUNTED FOR MORE THAN A THIRD
OF THE OFFENSE IN THE REGULAR
SEASON FOR KANSAS CITY OUT OF
THE GAME.
BUT DAVIS IN THERE FOR CHARLES.
HAS 10 CARRIES AND 42 YARDS.
AS ALEX SMITH KEEPS IT.
>>[ LAUGHS ]
OH, BOY, YOU KNOW, TWO WEEKS AGO
WHEN THEY PLAYED INDIANAPOLIS IN
THE REGULAR SEASON, ALEX SMITH
RAN ZONE READ KEEP, LIKE YOU SAW
RIGHT THERE, TWICE.
BOTH TIMES INDIANAPOLIS WAS
FOOLED.
I THINK THERE WAS A POINT OF
EMPHASIS THIS WEEK, DANNY, ON
THAT PLAY, AND THEY HANDLED IT
PRETTY WELL.
>>YOU SEE WEEK 16 VERSUS THE
COLTS.
153 YARDS PASSING.
AND ALEX SMITH HAVING A GOOD
GAME HERE TODAY WITH ALREADY 181
YARDS THROUGH THE AIR.
COUPLE OF BIG STRIKES TO AVERY
AND BOWE.
ON SECOND AND 7, SMITH’S GONNA
RUN IT AGAIN.
HE’S SHORT OF THE FIRST DOWN, I
BELIEVE, BUT SMITH SHOWING HIS
MOBILE WAYS AGAIN.
A GAIN OF 6.
>>SNEAKY ATHLETIC.
YOU KNOW, HE DOESN’T RUN 4.5.
HE WON’T BLOW YOU AWAY WITH HIS
ATHLETICISM.
BUT AT COLLEGE, AT UTAH WITH
URBAN MEYER, HE RAN THE SPREAD.
WAS VERY EFFECTIVE BOTH WITH
PLANNED QUARTERBACK RUNS AND
WHAT YOU SAW RIGHT THERE, A
SCRAMBLE.
>>DID SET A KANSAS CITY
QUARTERBACK RUSHING RECORD WITH
A PER-CARRY AVERAGE OF 5.7.
JUST SHORT OF THE FIRST DOWN
THERE, SO THIRD AND SHORT AT THE
39.
AND HERE IS SMITH AGAIN.
PICKS UP THE FIRST DOWN ACROSS
THE 45.
>>HOW ABOUT THAT?
A LITTLE QUARTERBACK KEEP.
I LOVE THE CALL.
TWO KEY PLAYS IN THE FIRST HALF
HAVE BEEN PLANNED QUARTERBACK
RUNS.
SEE STEPHENSON PULLING OUT,
KNOCKING BETHEA UP THE FIELD.
AND HOW ABOUT ALEX SMITH
FINISHING THE RUN?
>>A LOT OF ANXIOUS EYES ON
ALEX SMITH AS FAR AS KANSAS CITY
IS CONCERNED, IN HIS FIRST
SEASON WITH KANSAS CITY.
“IS THIS GONNA BE THE GUY THAT
IS GONNA GET KANSAS CITY TO THE
BIG ONE?”
IS HE THE KIND OF QUARTERBACK
THAT CAN DO THAT?
CERTAINLY HAD SOME IMPRESSIVE
GAMES AS A 49er.
AND FIRST AND 10, SWINGS IT OUT
TO KNILE DAVIS.
JERRELL FREEMAN ON THE COVERAGE
FOR INDIANAPOLIS, AS WE SEND IT
BACK DOWN TO ALEX.
>>WELL, DAN, I THINK ANDY REID
AND ALEX SMITH BOTH HAVING AN
AWFUL LOT OF FUN TOGETHER THIS
SEASON, THE TWO TIED AT THE HIP,
REALLY, IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT IN
GETTING A FRESH START —
OF COURSE ALEX SMITH COMING FROM
SAN FRANCISCO AND ANDY REID
BEING FIRED IN PHILADELPHIA.
BUT ANDY SAYS HE HAS SO MUCH
TRUST IN ALEX SMITH, THAT ALEX,
HIS QUARTERBACK, DOESN’T LET THE
LITTLE THINGS GET TO HIM, AND HE
CAN RECOVER SO WELL IN GAMES.
AND I THINK WE’RE SEEING KIND OF
SOME OF THE UPSIDE OF THEIR
RELATIONSHIP TODAY.
>>NOW SECOND AND 9.
DEXTER McCLUSTER WITH A NICE
CATCH.
THAT’LL BRING UP THIRD DOWN.
>>NICE BLOCK BY DWAYNE BOWE.
BUT TO WHAT ALEX WAS JUST
SAYING, I THINK THE WHOLE
ANDY REID THING IS INTERESTING.
I THINK IT WAS TIME FOR HIM TO
LEAVE PHILADELPHIA.
I THINK IT WORKED OUT TO THE
BENEFIT OF KANSAS CITY.
CHIP KELLY COMES IN.
PHILADELPHIA PLAYS TONIGHT.
I THINK IT WAS A WIN-WIN.
>>AND HE’S BACK TO COACHING.
HE WAS SO HAPPY WHEN WE TALKED
TO HIM YESTERDAY.
HE SAID, “I GOT THAT PERSONNEL
THING GOING IN PHILADELPHIA
WHERE I REALLY GOT AWAY FROM
WHAT I REALLY LOVE TO DO.”
AND THAT’S BEEN RETURNED TO HIM
AGAIN IN KANSAS CITY.
THIRD AND 4.
SMITH LOOKS RIGHT, GOES LEFT.
AND DROPS IT OUT FOR THE FIRST
DOWN TO ANTHONY FASANO, WHOSE
FIRST CATCH OF THE GAME IS A KEY
ONE AND KEEPS THE CHAINS MOVING
AFTER A GAIN OF 5.
>>ANDY REID IS KNOWN FOR THE
MOST COMPREHENSIVE SCREEN GAME
IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
THEY’RE GONNA FAKE SCREEN RIGHT
AND COME BACK TO FASANO IN A
TIGHT-END MIDDLE SCREEN.
WELL DESIGNED.
AND FASANO’S NOT GONNA BREAK THE
SPEED LIMIT, BUT HE GETS YOU THE
FIRST DOWN.
>>FASANO A STARTER IN MIAMI FOR
SOME FIVE YEARS.
AND WHEN WE TALKED TO PAGANO AND
THE COLTS, HE SAID, “WE’RE GONNA
SEE A LOT OF DIFFERENT STUFF
THAN WE SAW IN THE FIRST MEETING
A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO FROM
ANDY REID AND HIS OFFENSE.”
AS KNILE DAVIS GETS THE CALL,
AND HE’S INSIDE THE 40-YARD
LINE.
JERRELL FREEMAN BRINGING HIM
DOWN.
>>THIS IS A NICE DRIVE.
YOU’VE GOT A 24-10 LEAD.
INDY HAD A LITTLE BIT OF
MOMENTUM AFTER THAT ANDREW LUCK
KEEP ON FOURTH AND 1.
THEY KICK A FIELD GOAL.
AND NOW THE ANSWER HERE IS
PRETTY SIGNIFICANT.
DWAYNE BOWE IN THE BACKFIELD.
>>LOOK AT THE TOTAL YARDS
ALLOWED BY THE CHIEFS — 289
TODAY.
SECOND DOWN AND 5.
AND THAT BALL’S TIPPED AT THE
LINE OF SCRIMMAGE BY
DARIUS BUTLER, ANOTHER ONE OF
THOSE ACQUISITIONS BY
RYAN GRIGSON, THE G.M. OF
INDIANAPOLIS, A GUY THAT WAS A
SECOND-ROUND PICK BY NEW ENGLAND
YEARS AGO.
>>HE DOES A NICE JOB.
MOST DEFENSIVE BACKS ARE VERY
UNCOMFORTABLE WORKING ON A
TACKLE.
>>BUTLER JUST 5’10”, ABLE TO
SKY UPWARD AND KNOCK THAT DOWN.
THAT’LL BRING UP THIRD DOWN ON
THE 11th PLAY OF THIS DRIVE.
>>BIG FIRST DOWN HERE ‘CAUSE I
DON’T BELIEVE THEY’RE IN
FIELD-GOAL RANGE.
>>A TIME-OUT CALLED.
THERE’S GREG MANUSKY, THE COLTS’
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR, WHO SPENT
SOME TIME IN SAN FRANCISCO
WHEN ALEX SMITH WAS THERE.
>>SURE DID.
AND HE WAS A LINEBACKER FOR THE
CHIEFS.
>>THIRD DOWN AND 5.
SMITH TO THE AIR TO McCLUSTER
FOR THE FIRST DOWN AND MORE.
SO THEY GO TO THE PRO BOWL
PUNT-RETURN MAN, McCLUSTER, FOR
THE FIRST DOWN.
>>AND THAT WAS A PICK PLAY.
YOU’RE GONNA SEE DWAYNE BOWE,
NUMBER 82, RIGHT HERE.
WATCH HIM SET A PICK ON 20,
DARIUS BUTLER.
AS A FORMER DEFENSIVE BACK, I
GET HIGHLY FRUSTRATED THAT NEVER
GETS CALLED, BUT IT’S A
DIFFICULT CALL THE WAY IT’S SET
UP RIGHT NOW IN THE NFL.
>>AND ALL LUCK CAN DO IS WATCH
FROM THE SIDELINES AS
KANSAS CITY IS NOW INSIDE THE 20
WITH ANOTHER FIRST AND 10.
SMITH’S GOT PRESSURE COMING UP
THE MIDDLE.
AVOIDS IT AND SHOVELS IT AWAY TO
KNILE DAVIS.
>>WHO IS THIS ALEX SMITH WE’RE
SEEING TODAY?
>>HE IS MR. SHOVEL.
>>HE’S GONNA THROW ONE BEHIND
HIS BACK SOON.
WATCH THE FOOTWORK HERE.
NOW, MY THING WITH HIM — HE’S A
HALF-FIELD GUY.
WHEN HE SEES COLOR LIKE THAT,
AND KAVELL CONNER FLASHED
IMMEDIATELY, HE PULLS THE BALL
DOWN.
SNEAKS DOWN.
HERE COMES KNILE DAVIS SNEAKING
OUT.
GETS THE FOOTBALL.
AND THE HIT BY FREEMAN.
IT’S GOOD FOOTWORK.
REALLY GOOD FOOTWORK.
>>DAY AT THE IMPROV AT
LUCAS OIL FOR ALEX SMITH.
SECOND DOWN AND 7.
SMITH GOES TO THE MIDDLE, AND
UNABLE TO HOLD ON IS AVERY.
AND JERRELL FREEMAN HAS BEEN
VERY ACTIVE.
FREE AGENT SIGNEE FROM
MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR.
HE’S OUT OF WACO, TEXAS.
HE’S BEEN THE LEADING TACKLER
THE LAST COUPLE OF SEASONS FOR
INDIANAPOLIS.
HE WAS RELEASED BY THE TITANS
PRIOR TO THE ’08 SEASON, SO HE
WENT TO THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL
LEAGUE FOR THREE YEARS, PLAYED
WITH SASKATCHEWAN, GOT HIS WAY
BACK INTO THE NFL.
GOT A CALL FROM RYAN GRIGSON AND
HAS TURNED IT INTO THE
OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME.
HE SAYS HE PLAYS LIKE HE DOESN’T
WANT TO GO BACK TO CANADA.
AND HE’S BEEN PLAYING LIKE THAT
FOR THE COLTS.
THIRD DOWN AND 7.
THEY JUST GET THE PLAY OFF.
AND SMITH’S GONNA TRY TO RUN FOR
THE FIRST DOWN, AND HE GETS IT!
1:59 LEFT HERE IN THE OPENING
HALF.
KANSAS CITY UP 24-10.
FIRST AND GOAL FROM THE COLT 8.
SMITH GOING TO THE END ZONE, AND
HE WAS LOOKING FOR BOWE.
SECOND AND GOAL.
FLAG HAS BEEN DROPPED AT ABOUT
THE 3-YARD LINE.
>>YEAH.
>>DURING THE PLAY, PERSONAL
FOUL, FACE MASK.
NUMBER 23, DEFENSE.
HALF THE DISTANCE TO THE GOAL.
FIRST DOWN.
>>AND THAT’S ON VONTAE DAVIS.
>>TOP OF THE SCREEN.
WORKING ON AVERY.
WHEN AVERY COMES BACK TO THE
OUTSIDE, THAT’S AN OBVIOUS GRAB,
AN OBVIOUS CALL.
AND AGAIN, I DON’T SEE THE SAME
POP AND MOVEMENT SKILLS THAT
I’VE SEEN ALL YEAR LONG FROM
VONTAE DAVIS.
I DON’T THINK HE’S ANYWHERE NEAR
100%.
>>SO FIRST AND GOAL.
BALL NOW INSIDE THE 5.
AND BULLING HIS WAY IN IS
KNILE DAVIS FOR ANOTHER
TOUCHDOWN.
>>WATCH THESE TWO GUYS ON ZONE
SCHEME.
YOU’RE GONNA SEE SCHWARTZ AND
FROM THE BACK SIDE, STEPHENSON,
GET A PIECE.
AND WHENEVER YOU’RE IN A ZONE,
YOU DON’T HAVE A SPECIFIC MAN,
BUT THEY DO A GREAT JOB OF
CREATING MOVEMENT.
RIGHT THERE.
AND THEN DAVIS CUTS BEHIND IT.
>>SO KNILE DAVIS GETS INTO THE
SCORING ACT FOR KANSAS CITY.
AND NOW SUCCOP TRYING TO MAKE IT
A 31-10 LEAD FOR KANSAS CITY
WITH 1:51 LEFT.
SO THE CHIEFS IN CONTROL.
AS KANSAS CITY HAS OPENED UP A
31-10 LEAD ON INDIANAPOLIS.
AND BRAZILL, BACK IN HIS END
ZONE, TAKES A KNEE.
AND SO WITH 1:51 LEFT HERE,
ANDREW LUCK AND THE COLTS TRY TO
GET SOME SORT OF DRIVE AND
POSITIVITY GOING INTO THE LOCKER
ROOM HERE, MIKE.
>>YEAH, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT
DRIVE, OBVIOUSLY.
I’M STATING THE OBVIOUS, BUT AT
THIS POINT ANDREW LUCK’S GOT TO
DO ANYTHING HE CAN TO GET POINTS
ON THE BOARD.
T.Y. HILTON IS BACK IN THE GAME
HEALTHY, AND HE’S BEEN THE ONE
DIFFERENCE MAKER SO FAR FOR
INDIANAPOLIS.
>>LUCK HANGS IN THERE, AND IT’S
COMPLETE TO COBY FLEENER.
NO, INCOMPLETE, AS FLEENER MADE
A GOOD TRY FOR IT.
YET ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE
CONNECTIONS AT STANFORD.
YOU GOT FLEENER, YOU GOT
PEP HAMILTON, THE OFFENSIVE
COORDINATOR FOR INDIANAPOLIS,
ALONG WITH GRIFF WHALEN.
>>I LOVE WHAT PEP SAID ABOUT
GRIFF WHALEN WHEN HE WALKED ON
AT STANFORD AS A TRUE FRESHMAN.
HE SAID HE HAD 17% BODY FAT AND
RAN A 4.8 40.
AND HE SAID, “WHAT DO I DO WITH
THAT?”
>>NO SURPRISE TO LUCK HOW
WHALEN HAS WORKED HIS WAY INTO
THE LINEUP HERE FOR
INDIANAPOLIS.
AND HERE IS LUCK.
AND CLOSE TO THE 30-YARD LINE.
FOR A GAIN OF 9.
PEP HAMILTON SO COMPLIMENTARY
OF COURSE, YOU WOULD EXPECT,
ABOUT ANDREW LUCK, WHO HE
COACHED AT STANFORD.
JUST SAYS HE CONTINUES TO BE
MARVELLED BY HIS MEMORY AND THE
WAY HE’S ABLE TO RECALL
FORMATIONS.
HE WAS TELLING US YESTERDAY, HE
GOES BACK TO THE 2010
ORANGE BOWL WITH SOME THINGS,
AND LUCK SAYS, “OH, YEAH, THAT’S
RIGHT.
BUT WASN’T IT A LITTLE DIFFERENT
THAN THAT?”
THERE’S A PASS COMPLETE TO
FLEENER.
SECOND-ROUND DRAFT PICK FROM THE
CARDINAL.
HUSAIN ABDULLAH WITH THE STOP.
>>ANDREW IS SO SELF-EFFACING,
HE CAN’T STAND THAT KIND OF
COMPLIMENT.
>>COLTS READY TO GO FROM THE
30, FIRST AND 10, AFTER CALLING
THE TIME-OUT.
ONE LEFT HERE WITH 1:02 LEFT.
TRAILING 31-10.
AND MOVEMENT ON KANSAS CITY’S
DEFENSE, AND THE FLAGS COME IN.
>>GOT THE IVY LEAGUER.
HE’S GONNA HAVE TO LEAVE THE
GAME NOW.
MIKE CATAPANO.
YOU GET SO FEW OPPORTUNITIES.
>>NEUTRAL-ZONE INFRACTION.
NUMBER 77, DEFENSE.
5-YARD PENALTY.
STILL FIRST DOWN.
>>ON THE ROOKIE OUT OF
PRINCETON.
BUT REMEMBER HOW ANDREW LUCK
BEGAN THIS GAME — PERFECT 7 FOR
7.
ALL PASSES IN THE OPENING DRIVE.
SINCE THEN, 4 FOR 12, SO HE HAS
COOLED OFF CONSIDERABLY.
>>WE TALK ABOUT, CAN YOU AFFECT
A QUARTERBACK?
AND IT DOESN’T ALWAYS TRANSLATE
INTO SACKS.
IT’S PRESSURES.
IT’S HITS.
AND I THINK THEIR FRONT’S DONE A
NICE JOB THERE.
STATISTICALLY YOU DON’T SEE IT,
BUT THEY’VE AFFECTED THAT GUY.
>>TAMBA HALI, NUMBER 91, TRYING
TO GET AROUND THE EDGE AGAIN AT
LUCK.
LUCK’S PASS COMPLETE AND CAUGHT
BY T.Y. HILTON FOR THE FIRST
DOWN.
GAIN OF 22.
JUST UNDER A MINUTE LEFT.
>>YEAH, THAT WAS A GOOD THROW
DESPITE PRESSURE UP THE MIDDLE
FROM ALLEN BAILEY.
THE BALL’S THROWN.
WIDE-OPEN T.Y. HILTON.
THAT’S SIX CATCHES FOR HILTON
AND 84 YARDS.
>>AND HILTON WAS THE PLAYER
THAT CAPPED OFF THAT IMPRESSIVE
OPENING DRIVE FOR LUCK.
AND SO BALL DOWN AT THE
KANSAS CITY 43.
AND LUCK BROUGHT DOWN BY
JUSTIN HOUSTON.
THE LATEST EXAMPLE OF HOW
IMPORTANT HE HAS BEEN ON THAT
KANSAS CITY DEFENSE.
THEY STARTED OFF LIKE
GANGBUSTERS DURING THE FIRST
PART OF THE SEASON, THEN HOUSTON
GOT HURT AND THEY KIND OF HAD TO
FIND THEIR WAY.
>>YEAH, AND WITHOUT HIS
COUNTERPART, HALI HAS NOT BEEN
AS EFFECTIVE EITHER.
>>THAT WAS A LOSS OF 7.
AND LUCK’S PASS IS PICKED OFF BY
BRANDON FLOWERS.
THE PRO BOWL CORNER WITH THE
INTERCEPTION AND ANOTHER
TURNOVER BY INDIANAPOLIS.
SECOND OF THE GAME.
AGAIN, A TEAM THAT LED THE NFL
WITH THE FEWEST TURNOVERS.
>>REMEMBER WE TALKED HOW THEY
KICKED BRANDON FLOWERS INSIDE
TODAY.
HE’S GONNA READ THE EYES OF
ANDREW LUCK AND PICK HIM BLIND.
RIGHT, THAT’S A BEAUTIFUL MOVE.
ANTICIPATING THE THROW AND
FOLLOWING AND TRACKING THE EYES
OF THE QUARTERBACK.
THEY’RE IN ZONE.
HE GETS HIS EYES BACK ON THE
QUARTERBACK.
MAKES A BEAUTIFUL CATCH.
>>TOOK A HIT BY HIS OWN MAN,
DERRICK JOHNSON, THERE.
HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TURN
IT INTO AN EVEN BIGGER
INTERCEPTION RETURN.
AND THE KANSAS CITY OFFENSE WITH
21 SECONDS LEFT HERE IS AT THE
45-YARD LINE.
SMITH STUMBLES.
AND JUST GETS BACK ACROSS THE
LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.
CLOCK STOPS WITH 13 SECONDS
LEFT, AS A TIME-OUT IS CALLED BY
THE CHIEFS.
FIRST TEAM SINCE ’04 TO SCORE ON
THE FIRST FIVE DRIVES OF A
POSTSEASON GAME.
AND TWO TURNOVERS BY
CHUCK PAGANO’S TEAM ADDS UP TO A
31-10 LEAD FOR THE CHIEFS.
AND THAT ONE COMPLETE TO DAVIS.
>>GET OUT OF BOUNDS.
AND HE GETS OUT OF BOUNDS.
5 SECONDS LEFT.
JOSH McNARY ON THE STOP FOR
INDIANAPOLIS.
>>McNARY IS REALLY A COOL
STORY.
McNARY WAS THE ALL-TIME SACK
LEADER AT ARMY.
HAD 28 CAREER SACKS AND WAS AN
OUTSIDE PLAYER.
SERVED OUR COUNTRY FOR TWO
YEARS.
WENT TO A REGIONAL SCOUTING
COMBINE SPONSORED BY THE NFL
WHERE RYAN GRIGSON, THE G.M.,
SAW HIM RUN 4.71 AT 251 POUNDS
AND SIGNED HIM.
AND HE WAS ON THE PRACTICE SQUAD
FOR 12 WEEKS, BEEN PLAYING MORE
AND MORE AND BECOMING AN
INTEGRAL PART OF THIS TEAM.
>>FINAL PLAY OF THE FIRST HALF.
SMITH JUST GONNA LOFT IT UP
TOWARD THE END ZONE.
INCOMPLETE.
AND THAT’S THE WAY THE FIRST
HALF WILL END.
ALL KANSAS CITY IN THE FIRST
HALF.
THEY HAVE A 21-POINT LEAD OVER
THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS, AS THE
COLTS ARE AT HOME.
AND, MIKE MAYOCK, A LOT OF
PEOPLE WANTED TO MAKE A BIG DEAL
OUT OF THE MATCHUP A COUPLE OF
WEEKS AGO WHEN, AT ARROWHEAD,
INDIANAPOLIS HANDLED
KANSAS CITY.
YOU WEREN’T IN THAT CAMP.
>>I JUST FELT LIKE
KANSAS CITY’S GOT A LOT MORE
FRONT-LINE TALENT AND MORE
DEPTH.
AND NOTHING WAS MORE EVIDENT.
YOU LOSE YOUR BEST FOOTBALL
PLAYER, JAMAAL CHARLES.
KNILE DAVIS COMES IN.
12 CARRIES FOR 51 YARDS.
IT’S BEEN ALL K.C.
>>KANSAS CITY SCORED ON ITS
FIRST FIVE POSSESSIONS — FOUR
TOUCHDOWNS AND THE FIELD GOAL —
TO HELP BUILD THIS 31-10 LEAD.
INDIANAPOLIS WILL HAVE ITS FIRST
CHANCE ON OFFENSE, AS BRAZILL
HAULS IT IN.
AND THE COLTS WILL BEGIN AT THE
20.
LET’S SEND IT DOWN TO ALEX.
>>HEY, DAN.
WELL, ALEX SMITH WITH A NUMBER
OF SUCCESSFUL QUARTERBACK
SCRAMBLES IN THE FIRST HALF.
HEAD COACH ANDY REID TELLING ME
THAT WHEN PROTECTION BREAKS
DOWN OR WHEN HE DOESN’T HAVE
WHAT HE WANTS, THAT HE EXPECTS
HIM TO CONTINUE TO TAKE OFF AND
GO IN THE SECOND HALF.
REID TELLING ME THAT HE’S
CONFIDENT IN HIS ROOKIE RUNNING
BACK, KNILE DAVIS, CARRYING THE
BALL IN THE SECOND HALF.
MEANWHILE, CHUCK PAGANO SAYS
THAT HIS TEAM HAS GOT TO THROW
THE BALL IN THE SECOND HALF,
DOWN 31-10.
HE SAYS THAT THEY’VE PROTECTED
ANDREW LUCK WELL ENOUGH BUT
THAT THEY HAVE TO DO A BETTER
JOB OF EXECUTING IN THE SECOND
HALF AND THAT TURNOVERS AND THE
BIG PLAYS HAVE KILLED THEM.
>>OKAY, THANK YOU, ALEX.
AND LUCK BEGINS WITH A PASS.
AND ANOTHER INTERCEPTION.
STEPPING UP IN FRONT IS
HUSAIN ABDULLAH.
SECOND PICK BY LUCK.
THIRD TURNOVER OF THE GAME.
>>THAT’S A HORRIBLE DECISION
AND THROW BY ANDREW LUCK.
IT’S A TWO-DEEP SHELL WITH MAN
COVERAGE UNDERNEATH.
ABDULLAH IS MAN-TO-MAN, AND HE’S
JUST GONNA STEP IN FRONT.
TWO DEEP.
MAN COVERAGE.
STEPS UNDER IT.
HECK OF A PLAY BY ABDULLAH, AND
A REALLY BAD READ AND THROW BY
LUCK.
>>LUCK HAS THROWN INTERCEPTIONS
ON HIS LAST TWO PASSES.
AND FOR A GUY WHO SEEMINGLY IS
BUILT FOR THE POSTSEASON, WHEN
YOU GOT TO TAKE CARE OF THE
FOOTBALL, BE CAREFUL WITH IT,
GIVE YOUR TEAM A CHANCE IN THE
END, LUCK HAS GIVEN IT AWAY IN
HIS LAST TWO PASSES.
>>YEAH, HE FORCED THAT ONE.
NO DOUBT.
>>AND SO ALEX SMITH SET UP
RIGHT AWAY.
AND OUT TO McCLUSTER.
AND SO THEY START OFF THE GAME
IN A WAY YOU JUST CAN’T IN THE
SECOND HALF.
>>AND I MADE THE STATEMENT AT
THE TOP THAT I THOUGHT HE WAS
THE BEST YOUNG QUARTERBACK IN
THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
AND I THINK FRUSTRATION IS
GETTING THE BETTER OF HIM RIGHT
NOW.
HECK OF A PLAY BY ABDULLAH.
>>AND THAT’S WHERE LUCK HAD
CLEANED UP HIS GAME EVEN MORE
FROM LAST YEAR.
HE HAD 18 INTERCEPTIONS IN HIS
ROOKIE YEAR, NINE THIS YEAR
COMING INTO THIS POSTSEASON.
TWO ALREADY.
AND ON SECOND DOWN AND 5, IT’S
DAVIS.
AGAIN, IN FOR JAMAAL CHARLES.
AND WHEN JAMAAL CHARLES WENT
DOWN ON THE SIXTH PLAY OF THE
GAME, IT LOOKED BLEAK FOR
KANSAS CITY, DIDN’T IT?
A GUY THAT REPRESENTS THAT MUCH
OFFENSE FOR KANSAS CITY, SO
CRUCIAL TO THEIR TEAM.
>>I MEAN, KNILE DAVIS HAD 12
CARRIES FOR 52 IN THE FIRST
HALF.
HE ALSO CAUGHT FOUR PASSES.
SO, EFFECTIVELY STEPPING INTO
THE ROLE OF JAMAAL CHARLES.
>>THIRD AND 2.
BALL AT THE INDIANAPOLIS 10.
SMITH AVOIDS PRESSURE AGAIN.
THOSE QUICK FEET.
AND DELIVERS THE SCORING PASS TO
DAVIS.
>>WOW, HE REALLY — AGAIN, WE
JUST SHOWED WHAT HE DID IN THE
FIRST HALF.
HE KIND OF BAITED THE SAFETY,
ANTOINE BETHEA.
BETHEA HAD MAN COVERAGE.
YOU’RE GONNA SEE 41 OVER HERE.
HE’S GOT MAN COVERAGE ON
KNILE DAVIS.
WHEN YOU BREAK THE POCKET, NOW
HE’S IN NO-MAN’S-LAND.
DO YOU COME UP AND GET THE
QUARTERBACK OR DO YOU STAY WITH
YOUR MAN?
AND THE OLD NFL MANTRA IS, DO
YOUR JOB.
AND YOUR JOB’S TO COVER HIM, SO
YOU HAVE TO STAY WITH HIM.
>>AND ALEX SMITH, WHO DID A
GREAT JOB OF AVOIDING THE
PRESSURE, TOSSES HIS FOURTH
TOUCHDOWN OF THE GAME, THIS ONE
TO DAVIS.
AND NOW IT IS REALLY WIDE OPEN.
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THIS
AFTER INDIANAPOLIS WON ITS FINAL
THREE GAMES OF THE REGULAR
SEASON AND KANSAS CITY LOST FIVE
OF SEVEN COMING INTO THESE
PLAYOFFS?
INDIANAPOLIS WAS THE SLIGHT
FAVORITE HERE AT HOME.
AND FIND THEMSELVES IN A DEEP
HOLE, AS THEY’LL COME OUT TO THE
20 WHERE THEIR LATEST TRY, AS
KANSAS CITY TACKS ON MORE POINTS
JUST MOMENTS INTO THE THIRD
QUARTER.
>>I KIND OF FEEL LIKE
BOB SUTTON, THE DEFENSIVE
COORDINATOR IN KANSAS CITY, HAS
VERY QUIETLY DONE A GREAT JOB
FOR THIS TEAM.
NOW, HERE’S A GUY THAT’S 62
YEARS OLD.
HE’S BEEN A SUCCESSFUL HEAD
COACH AT ARMY.
HE GOES TO THE NEW YORK JETS AS
A LINEBACKER COACH, WHERE HE
SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH
REX RYAN, AND I WANT TO DEVELOP
THAT STORY AFTER THIS PLAY.
>>AND SUTTON GETTING THE FULL
COMPLEMENT OF HIS TALENTED
DEFENSE BACK HERE — AS
DONALD BROWN GETS THE CALL — SO
WE’VE REALLY BEEN ABLE TO SEE
SUTTON’S KIND OF FULL HAND HERE.
>>YEAH, WE ASKED HIM YESTERDAY,
YOU KNOW, “WHAT ABOUT THE
REX RYAN INFLUENCE?
DID YOU LEARN ANYTHING FROM
HIM?”
AND HERE HE IS AT AGE 62, AND HE
SAID, “YEAH!”
QUICK SNAP.
>>SECOND AND 7.
LUCK GOES TO THE AIR.
HE’S GOT HILTON, WHO AVOIDS ONE
DEFENDER AND PICKS UP THE FIRST
DOWN AFTER A GAIN OF 10.
KENDRICK LEWIS ON THE STOP.
>>YEAH, HE SAID, “I LEARNED
THAT I HAVE TO BE A FEARLESS
PLAY CALLER.
MAKE THE OFFENSE WORRY ABOUT
YOU.”
YOU CAN BE AFRAID TO CALL
BLITZES, AND BOB SUTTON HAS
GOTTEN MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE AS A
DEFENSIVE PLAY CALLER.
>>HE TOLD US YESTERDAY, “WE
HAVE TO AFFECT LUCK.”
LUCK’S ALREADY THROWN TWO PICKS.
A LITTLE SMOOTHER START TO THIS
DRIVE, AS DONALD BROWN GETS IT
OUT OF THE BACKFIELD AND PICKS
UP A FIRST DOWN FOR
INDIANAPOLIS.
DONALD BROWN COUNTED ON THIS
YEAR WHEN VICK BALLARD,
AHMAD BRADSHAW WENT DOWN EARLY,
AMONG THOSE KEY INJURIES ON
OFFENSE FOR INDIANAPOLIS.
AND LUCK AVOIDS THE PRESSURE
AND HAULS IT DOWNFIELD.
AND HAULED IN BY DA’RICK ROGERS.
WHAT A CATCH BY THE ROOKIE OUT
OF TENNESSEE TECH.
>>WOW.
HEAVY PRESSURE.
NICE JOB PUTTING THE BALL UP AND
GIVING YOUR WIDE RECEIVER AN
OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A PLAY.
BOTH THESE GUYS ARE 6’3″.
DA’RICK ROGERS GOES UP AND TAKES
IT AWAY FROM SEAN SMITH.
HE WAS UNDRAFTED OUT OF
TENNESSEE TECH BECAUSE OF
OFF-THE-FIELD ISSUES, BUT THIS
KID HAS FIRST- OR SECOND-ROUND
TALENT.
>>PROTOTYPE WIDE RECEIVER.
BIG, LONG ARMS, AND IT JUST PAID
OFF THERE.
THIS IS DONALD BROWN, WHO
WALTZES INTO THE END ZONE FOR
THE COLT TOUCHDOWN.
SO LUCAS OIL WAKES UP A LITTLE
BIT.
>>ROOKIE THIRD-ROUND PICK
HUGH THORNTON GETS UP IN THE
HOLE.
AND WATCH DONALD BROWN GET
SKINNY THROUGH THERE.
GETS SKINNY, DUCKS DOWN,
EXPLODES INTO THE END ZONE.
ALL OF A SUDDEN, DANNY, A LITTLE
LIFE IN THIS PLACE, HUH?
>>DA’RICK ROGERS WITH A HUGE
GAIN.
AND THEN DONALD BROWN, WHO WAS
NUMBER THREE ON THE DEPTH CHART
TO START THE YEAR, BEHIND
BRADSHAW AND VICK BALLARD WHEN
THOSE INJURIES SET IN.
ADAM VINATIERI TACKS ON THE
EXTRA POINT.
38-17 NOW.
LITTLE MORE LIFE IN THE BUILDING
HERE AT LUCAS OIL, BUT THE COLTS
STILL IN A DEEP HOLE.
38-17.
KANSAS CITY WILL HAVE A CHANCE
TO ANSWER LUCK’S BIG STRIKE TO
ROGERS AND THE ENSUING TOUCHDOWN
BY DONALD BROWN.
PAT McAFEE WITH THE KICK.
TAKEN BY QUINTIN DEMPS.
SPECIAL TEAMS HAVE BEEN
OUTSTANDING.
SO HERE’S ALEX SMITH AND THE
CHIEFS FROM THEIR OWN 22.
AND AGAIN SMITH IS ON THE RUN.
HE’S BEEN DOING A LOT OF DANCING
IN THE BACKFIELD TODAY.
HAS BEEN ABLE TO AVOID, FOR THE
MOST PART, THE COLTS’ DEFENDERS,
BUT HE’S DROPPED THERE.
FOUR TOUCHDOWN PASSES, IT WAS
MENTIONED EARLIER, FOR SMITH, A
CHIEFS RECORD FOR A POSTSEASON
GAME, AS WELL AS THESE 38
POINTS THAT THEY’VE ALREADY
CHALKED UP.
>>I DON’T THINK THEY’VE WON A
POSTSEASON GAME SINCE
JOE MONTANA.
>>YEAH, THAT’S HOW LONG IT’S
BEEN.
20 YEARS.
SINCE THEN, SEVEN STRAIGHT
POSTSEASON DISAPPOINTMENTS.
SMITH WITH PLAY-ACTION.
THIS PASS COMPLETE FOR THE FIRST
DOWN TO JUNIOR HEMINGWAY.
SO AFTER SMITH GETS DROPPED FOR
THE 2-YARD LOSS, HEMINGWAY PICKS
UP THE FIRST DOWN.
>>AND A NICE JOB AGAIN BECAUSE
THIS TIME MATHIS WAS WORKING ON
THE LEFT TACKLE, WAS CLOSING IN
ON THE QUARTERBACK, AND
ALEX SMITH GOT RID OF THE
FOOTBALL AGAIN QUICKLY.
BRANDEN ALBERT PUSHES HIM UP THE
FIELD.
BALL’S THROWN BEAUTIFULLY.
MAN COVERAGE BY ANTOINE BETHEA.
ALL THE “GAME MANAGER” STUFF
ABOUT ALEX SMITH, AND I THINK
HE’S REALLY STEPPED IT UP HERE
IN THE PLAYOFFS.
I’M VERY, VERY EXCITED TO WATCH
HIM.
>>THIS TIME SETS IT UP FOR
KNILE DAVIS, AND HE’S GOT
ANOTHER FIRST DOWN.
AGAIN, JAMAAL CHARLES OUT WITH A
CONCUSSION.
BY THE WAY, DONNIE AVERY, THE
WIDE RECEIVER FOR ALEX SMITH,
ALSO IS BEING EVALUATED FOR A
CONCUSSION.
NEVERTHELESS, KANSAS CITY HASN’T
MISSED A BEAT, AS ANDY REID
TRIES TO WIN FOR THE FIRST TIME
HERE IN THE POSTSEASON FOR
KANSAS CITY AFTER ALL THOSE
YEARS WITH THE EAGLES.
HE TOOK PHILADELPHIA TO FIVE NFC
TITLE GAMES, ONE SUPER BOWL.
10-9 IN HIS DAYS IN PHILADELPHIA
IN THE PLAYOFFS.
DAVIS THE BUSY MAN, BUT CHARLES
OUT.
HAS A TOUCHDOWN ON THE GROUND
AND THROUGH THE AIR.
>>TAKE A LOOK AT THAT BODY,
OKAY?
HE WAS A THIRD-ROUND DRAFT PICK
THIS YEAR BECAUSE HE’S 227
POUNDS, HE RUNS SUB-4.5.
HE’S GOT ALL THE TALENT IN THE
WORLD, BUT WE TALKED ABOUT THE
FUMBLING AND THE DURABILITY
ISSUES AT ARKANSAS.
I SPOKE WITH ANDY REID THIS
SUMMER ABOUT HIM, AND HE LOVED
HIS WORK ETHIC THIS SUMMER.
THE KID FUMBLED TWICE TWO WEEKS
AGO, AND WHEN WE ASKED ANDY
YESTERDAY IF THAT WOULD AFFECT
HOW HE USED HIM, HE SAID, “HECK
NO.
HE’S FINE.
WE TRUST HIM.”
>>ROBERT MATHIS LOOKING TO
BECOME MORE OF A FACTOR HERE IN
THE SECOND HALF, AND HERE COMES
MATHIS TO ALEX SMITH’S RIGHT.
AND THERE’S MATHIS, AND HE
FORCES THE FUMBLE!
AND THE COLTS SCRAMBLING AFTER
IT.
>>IT’S A GREAT CALL, DANNY.
>>KELVIN SHEPPARD CHASED IT
OUT, BUT IT WAS ROBERT MATHIS,
WITH 19 1/2 SACKS TO LEAD THE
NFL, ALSO A PART OF HIS RéSUMé
IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU SAW THERE —
FORCED FUMBLES ON THE RUN.
>>THEY’RE GONNA TAKE A LOOK AT
THIS.
>>THE RULING ON THE FIELD WAS A
FUMBLE AND RECOVERED IN BOUNDS
AT THE SIDELINE BY NUMBER 52.
FIRST DOWN, INDIANAPOLIS.
>>KELVIN SHEPPARD.
>>WATCH THE END OF THIS RIGHT
HERE.
DOES HE HAVE FULL POSSESSION
BEFORE ANYTHING HITS OUT OF
BOUNDS?
BECAUSE IF HE DOESN’T, IT’LL GO
BACK TO KANSAS CITY.
HERE YOU GO.
RIGHT HERE.
IT’S BETWEEN HIS ELBOWS.
IT’S ON THE GROUND.
IF HE POSSESSES IT BEFORE
ROLLING OUT OF BOUNDS — AND I
THINK HE DID — IT’LL STAY WITH
INDIANAPOLIS.
>>LOOKED LIKE HE HAD IT.
AGAIN, THE CALL ON THE FIELD IS
A RECOVERY FOR THE COLTS.
THEY’RE REVIEWING THIS.
AND WHILE THEY REVIEW IT, WE’LL
TAKE A TIME-OUT AND BE RIGHT
BACK WITH THE DECISION.
AGAIN, THE CALL ON THE FIELD IS
A COLTS FUMBLE RECOVERY.
AS THEY ARE STILL CHECKING THIS
OUT, REMEMBER IT HAS TO BE
CONCLUSIVE TO TURN IT AROUND.
>>HE HAS TO HAVE FULL
POSSESSION PRIOR TO TOUCHING OUT
OF BOUNDS, AND I STILL HAVEN’T
SEEN AN ANGLE — I’D LOVE TO SEE
ONE RIGHT DOWN THE SIDELINE —
THAT SHOWS ME OTHERWISE.
SEE, THE BALL’S BETWEEN HIS
KNEES RIGHT THERE.
>>AND THERE MIGHT JUST NOT BE
ENOUGH VIDEO EVIDENCE HERE TO
TURN IT AROUND.
>>THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL.
BUT I THINK IT’S A GOOD
CHALLENGE.
>>COLTS HOPING IT TURNS INTO
KANSAS CITY’S FIRST TURNOVER OF
THE DAY.
WHAT RELENTLESS PRESSURE THERE
BY ROBERT MATHIS COMING AROUND
THE CORNER.
>>AFTER REVIEWING THE PLAY, THE
RULING ON THE FIELD STANDS AS
CALLED.
FIRST DOWN.
>>SO THE FUMBLE RECOVERY, AND
ROBERT MATHIS CAUSED IT.
>>HE’S SO RELENTLESS.
ONE OF THE REASONS HE’S AS GOOD
AS HE IS.
HE GETS DOUBLE-TEAMED.
FIRST FASANO.
THEN COMES THE SECOND — THE
GUARD, ALLEN.
AND WATCH HIM.
HE JUST KEEPS TRACKING HIM.
ALEX SMITH HAS NO IDEA THAT HE’S
BEING TRACKED BY ROBERT MATHIS.
THAT’S HIS NINTH FORCED FUMBLE
OF THE SEASON.
>>AND INDIANAPOLIS NEEDED A
TURNOVER AND GOT IT.
AND THEY’RE AT THE KANSAS CITY
41.
LUCK HANGING IN THE POCKET.
GOING DEEP DOWNFIELD TOWARD THE
END ZONE.
HE WAS LOOKING FOR HILTON, AND
THERE’S A FLAG BACK TOWARD THE
LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.
>>ILLEGAL FORMATION.
NUMBER 74, OFFENSE.
WAS ON THE END OF THE LINE,
UNCOVERED.
5-YARD PENALTY.
STILL FIRST DOWN.
>>ON ANTHONY CASTONZO, THE LEFT
TACKLE.
>>HOW ABOUT THAT PLAY CALL,
HUH, FROM ALL OF A SUDDEN THE
MOMENTUM SWING — THERE’S
MATHIS.
>>IS THAT YOUR DEFENSIVE PLAYER
OF THE YEAR?
>>YES, IT IS.
I’VE WATCHED A BUNCH OF THEIR
TAPE, AND I JUST AM BLOWN AWAY
BY HIS TALENT, HIS WORK ETHIC,
AND THE FACT THAT HE’S SUCH A
GREAT LEADER ON THIS TEAM.
>>AND DOING THIS AT THE AGE OF
32.
SO FIRST AND 15, AS THE COLTS
ARE BACKED UP.
AND LUCK GOING NEAR SIDE, AND
IT’S COMPLETE TO HILTON.
>>LITTLE BUST THERE IN THE
KANSAS CITY COVERAGE.
SEAN SMITH AND BRANDON FLOWERS
BOTH GO INSIDE.
SMITH WITH THE CHUCK OUTSIDE.
LOOK, HERE AND HERE.
THEY’RE BOTH JUMPING INSIDE.
T.Y. HILTON, WHO’S BEEN THE BEST
PLAYER FOR THE COLTS ALL DAY,
WIDE OPEN OUTSIDE.
>>AND HE’S GOT ANOTHER
100-PLUS-YARD GAME RECEIVING.
HE’S AT 110 YARDS NOW.
PICKS UP A KEY FIRST DOWN.
LUCK STEPS UP, AND HE DELIVERS
TO HILTON AGAIN.
T.Y. HILTON.
HAD A GOOD CONVERSATION WITH HIM
YESTERDAY.
OUT OF FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL.
AND THE WAY HE DECIDED TO GO TO
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL WAS
HILARIOUS.
HE SAID HIS YOUNG INFANT SON WAS
ON A BED, CRAWLED TO A HAT OF
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL ON THE
BED, WHAT, SOME EIGHT TIMES IN A
ROW OVER WESTERN VIRGINIA.
THAT’S HOW HE CHOSE HIS COLLEGE.
>>I’D HATE TO BE WEST VIRGINIA
AND LOSE BECAUSE OF THAT.
>>SECOND DOWN AND 2 AFTER THE
GAIN OF 8 BY HILTON.
AND LUCK TO THE AIR.
FIRST AND GOAL, INDIANAPOLIS, AS
HE CONNECTS WITH BRAZILL FOR A
GAIN OF 19.
>>THAT’S WHAT WE EXPECTED TO
SEE FROM ANDREW LUCK.
LaVON BRAZILL’S GONNA WIN
INSIDE.
THE BALL COMES OUT ON TIME IN
BETWEEN THE CORNER AND THE
SAFETY.
SO THE WIDE RECEIVER HAS TO BEAT
THE CORNER AND GET INSIDE.
THE CORNERBACK HAS TO BEAT THE
SAFETY.
AND THERE YOU SEE 29,
ERIC BERRY, THE SAFETY, COMING
IN LATE.
>>SO ON FIRST AND GOAL, LUCK
LOOKING FOR FLEENER.
INCOMPLETE.
BUT YOU COULD REALLY SENSE HOW
THE COLTS’ OFFENSE HAS ALL OF A
SUDDEN REDISCOVERED THAT RHYTHM
THAT THEY HAD IN THE OPENING
DRIVE.
AND AGAIN, THIS WAS ALL CAUSED
BY ROBERT MATHIS, WHO STRIPPED
ALEX SMITH.
HIT FLEENER IN THE HANDS.
YOU GOT TO CATCH THAT, RIGHT?
>>SURE DO.
NOW, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT A
21-POINT DEFICIT.
THEY’VE GOT TO SCORE 7 HERE.
THERE’S PLENTY OF TIME.
CHUCK PAGANO’S GUYS CAN CLIMB
BACK INTO THIS FOOTBALL GAME,
BUT THEY HAVE TO CONVERT HERE.
>>SINCE HIS TWO STRAIGHT
INTERCEPTIONS, LUCK IS 6 FOR 7.
7 FOR 8.
DONALD BROWN TRYING TO GET IN.
TOUCHDOWN, COLTS!
>>THEY GET A QUAD LOOK.
FOUR PLAYERS OUT THERE.
IT’S HURRY-UP, AND IT’S A BUBBLE
SCREEN.
KANSAS CITY GETTING OUT THERE
LATE.
DONALD BROWN GETS IT.
LOOK AT NUMBER 81,
DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY, TAKING TWO
KANSAS CITY PLAYERS INTO THE
SIDELINE.
GREAT BLOCK BY HEYWARD-BEY.
>>SO ALL OF A SUDDEN
DONALD BROWN HAS BACK-TO-BACK
TOUCHDOWNS, AS THE COLTS WERE
DOWN 38-10 MOMENTS INTO THE
SECOND HALF AND NOW HAVE TURNED
IT INTO A TWO-SCORE GAME HERE.
>>THERE’S AN INJURY.
BRANDON FLOWERS DOWN.
>>THAT IS BRANDON FLOWERS DOWN.
>>OH, BOY.
RIGHT TO THE LOCKER ROOM.
>>FLOWERS LOOKS LIKE HE IS ON
HIS WAY TO AN EVALUATION.
AND SO ANDY REID NOW WITHOUT
THREE PLAYERS, AND THESE ARE KEY
PLAYERS, ESPECIALLY
JAMAAL CHARLES AND DONNIE AVERY,
AND NOW FLOWERS MAKING HIS WAY
OUT.
SO, HUGE, BIG-TIME TURNAROUND
OF THE FEEL OF THIS GAME.
>>AND THERE’S PLENTY OF TIME.
AND AFTER THE CONVERSION, IT’S
GOING TO BE A 14-POINT DEFICIT.
AND THERE’S CLYDE CHRISTENSEN,
THE QUARTERBACK COACH, SITTING
WITH ANDREW LUCK.
AND TRUST ME, EVEN THOUGH HE
HASN’T PLAYED A GREAT GAME, THAT
KID IS GONNA HANG IN THERE, HANG
IN THERE.
AND IF HE HAS A CHANCE TO WIN IT
IN THE FOURTH QUARTER, HE JUST
MIGHT DO IT.
>>YEAH, HE’S GOT A TRACK RECORD
THAT SHOWS THAT ALREADY IN TWO
YEARS HERE IN INDIANAPOLIS, AND
ALSO AT STANFORD, WHERE LUCK WAS
ALL ABOUT CLUTCH PERFORMANCES
LATE IN THE GAME TO PULL GAMES
OUT.
AND KANSAS CITY HAS FOUND OUT
THAT THE COLTS ARE ALIVE AND
WELL, DOWN JUST A COUPLE OF
SCORES, 38-24.
THIS IS QUINTIN DEMPS COMING OUT
FOR KANSAS CITY.
AND HE’S HIT HARD.
ANOTHER PLAYER DOWN FOR
KANSAS CITY.
THAT IS JUNIOR HEMINGWAY.
SO HEMINGWAY ABLE TO MAKE HIS
WAY OFF THE FIELD, AND CLEARING
THE WAY FOR THE
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS.
AND A LITTLE NOISE BEING MADE
HERE AT LUCAS OIL STADIUM FOR
THE FIRST TIME IN A WHILE.
CHIEFS BEGINNING FROM THEIR OWN
20.
KNILE DAVIS, NOT MUCH.
DRIVEN BACK BY THAT REJUVENATED
COLT DEFENSE.
KAVELL CONNER LEADING THE WAY.
>>GREG MANUSKY, THE DEFENSIVE
COORDINATOR, PLAYED FOR
KANSAS CITY YEARS AGO IN HIS
PLAYING CAREER.
HE’S AN OLD-SCHOOL, TOUGH
FOOTBALL COACH, AND I REALLY
RESPECT THE WAY HE’S BROUGHT
ALONG SOME OF THESE YOUNG GUYS.
>>SMITH’S GONNA RUN IT AGAIN.
WORKING HIS WAY BACK UP.
NOT MUCH THERE.
THAT’LL BRING UP THIRD DOWN.
AND MANUSKY AND THE COLTS’
DEFENSE NOW LIKING WHAT THEY
SEE.
IT’S JUST BEEN A TOTALLY
DIFFERENT GAME IN THE LAST FEW
MINUTES.
REMEMBER, KANSAS CITY SCORED IN
THE FIRST OPENING MOMENTS OF THE
SECOND HALF.
HOW ABOUT THAT OUTFIT?
>>[ LAUGHS ]
I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW YOU SEE.
>>QUICK HIT.
INCOMPLETE.
AND THE BALL WAS JUST HOVERING
ABOVE THE FIELD FOR A SECOND OR
TWO, AS IT WAS INTENDED FOR
DWAYNE BOWE.
AND THAT’LL BRING UP FOURTH DOWN
AND THE PUNTING UNIT FOR
KANSAS CITY.
>>GREG TOLER IS OUT OF THE
GAME.
JOSH GORDY, 27, IN.
>>LOOK AT THE BALL.
GOES OFF OF HIS FOOT.
>>OFF THE HEEL, INTO THE AIR.
LANDRY ALMOST COMES UP WITH IT.
>>THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SOME
CIRCUS INTERCEPTION, HUH?
SO GRIFF WHALEN IS BACK TO
RECEIVE KANSAS CITY’S FIRST PUNT
OF THE DAY.
AND WHALEN CALLS FOR THE FAIR
CATCH, SO INDIANAPOLIS WILL TRY
TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM IN ITS
DIRECTION STARTING AT ITS OWN
28.
ANOTHER PLAYER DOWN.
THAT IS DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY ON
HIS KNEES AT THE 45-YARD LINE.
LUCK BEGINS THIS DRIVE.
AND HILTON HAD IT, BUT THEN IT
WAS TAKEN OUT OF HIS ARMS BY
HUSAIN ABDULLAH.
AND YET ANOTHER INTERCEPTION FOR
LUCK.
>>LET’S SEE IF HE HAS
POSSESSION PRIOR TO GOING OUT OF
BOUNDS.
THE BALL’S THROWN A LITTLE BIT
BEHIND THE INTENDED RECEIVER.
YOU SEE HOW IT’S BEHIND?
NOW IT’S IN THE AIR.
I THINK HE’S GOT POSSESSION ALL
THE WAY THROUGH, AND THAT’S A
PICK.
T.Y. HILTON POPS UP IN THE AIR.
ABDULLAH CATCHES IT.
BOTH FEET DOWN WITH POSSESSION.
THAT’S A TURNOVER.
AND THAT’S A BAD THROW.
WAY BEHIND THE INTENDED
RECEIVER.
>>LUCK’S THIRD INTERCEPTION
TODAY, AFTER THROWING NINE ALL
REGULAR SEASON.
AND ALL THAT MOMENTUM WE’VE JUST
TALKED ABOUT — POOF.
>>ABDULLAH PLAYING EXTREMELY
WELL TODAY.
SO NOW KANSAS CITY AND
ALEX SMITH TRYING TO TAKE
ADVANTAGE OF THE LATEST LUCK
PICK.
FROM THE COLT 28.
PASS CAUGHT BY BOWE, WHO’S BEEN
PRETTY QUIET SINCE THAT BIG GAIN
EARLIER IN THE GAME.
VONTAE DAVIS ON THE COVERAGE.
>>I REALLY LIKE THE WAY THAT
ALEX SMITH IS WORKING THE POCKET
TODAY.
HE’S FEELING PRESSURE.
HE’S STEPPING UP.
HIS EYES, FOR THE MOST PART, ARE
STAYING UP AND LOCATING
SECONDARY AND TERTIARY
RECEIVERS.
IT’S ONE OF THE BEST GAMES I’VE
SEEN HIM PLAY.
>>SECOND AND 6.
DAVIS.
MAYBE A YARD ON THE FORWARD
PROGRESS.
LaRON LANDRY LED THE CHARGE FOR
INDIANAPOLIS.
AND THAT’LL BRING UP THIRD DOWN.
>>FOUR TURNOVERS FOR INDY.
ONE FOR KANSAS CITY.
HERE’S WHERE YOU’VE GOT TO
PROTECT THE FOOTBALL.
NO INTERCEPTIONS, NO FUMBLES, NO
STRIP SACKS.
WORST-CASE SCENARIO, YOU’VE GOT
TO KICK A FIELD GOAL.
>>IT’LL BE THIRD AND 6 FROM THE
24.
HERE COMES THE PRESSURE.
SMITH GETS RID OF IT.
AND THAT’LL BRING UP FOURTH
DOWN AND A FIELD-GOAL ATTEMPT.
>>THEY BRING McNARY OFF THE
DEFENSIVE RIGHT SIDE.
GONNA SEE FROM OVER HERE, HERE
COMES 57, McNARY.
HE GETS A PIECE OF KNILE DAVIS.
THE PLAY AT THAT POINT IS
COUNTERFEIT, AND A BIG STAND BY
THEIR DEFENSE.
>>SO RYAN SUCCOP, WHO HAD A
19-YARD FIELD-GOAL CHIP SHOT IN
THE FIRST QUARTER, HERE TO
ATTEMPT A 42-YARDER, AS WHISTLES
COME IN AND A TIME-OUT IS CALLED
BY THE COLTS.
TALKED ABOUT CANDIDATES —
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR AND SO
FORTH.
WHAT ABOUT ANDY REID AS COACH OF
THE YEAR IN THIS TURNAROUND FOR
KANSAS CITY, 2-14 LAST YEAR, AND
WHAT HE’S DONE FOR THE CHIEFS?
>>YEAH, HE’S NOT HAPPY BECAUSE
HE THOUGHT THERE SHOULD HAVE
BEEN A PENALTY FOR 12 MEN ON THE
FIELD PRIOR TO THE TIME-OUT.
>>SO THAT WAS THE LENGTHY
DISCUSSION OUT THERE WITH THE
OFFICIALS, BUT HERE IS SUCCOP
FOR THE 42-YARD ATTEMPT FINALLY.
MISSED ONE FROM 41 YARDS OUT
AGAIN LAST WEEK, WHICH WOULD
HAVE WON THE GAME AGAINST THE
CHARGERS.
THIS ONE HOOKING A LITTLE LEFT
BUT INSIDE THE UPRIGHT.
AND ANDY REID A YEAR REMOVED
FROM THAT 2-14 SEASON, HIS FIRST
YEAR HERE IN KANSAS CITY,
LEADING THE WAY.
AND ALEX SMITH COMING OVER FROM
SAN FRANCISCO.
AND BRAZILL COMING ON WITH IT
FOR THE COLTS.
SO, MIKE, WE’VE TALKED A LOT
ABOUT MOMENTUM THIS GAME.
THE COLTS LOOKED LIKE THEY HAD
IT, AND LUCK WITH ANOTHER
INTERCEPTION.
>>YOU CAN’T WIN AGAINST GOOD
FOOTBALL TEAMS WHEN YOU TURN THE
FOOTBALL OVER.
LUCK GOES TO WORK THROUGH THE
AIR.
DONALD BROWN HAS IT.
AND HE’S GOT A FIRST DOWN AND
MORE.
ALL THE WAY UP TO THE 45-YARD
LINE BEFORE HE’S BROUGHT DOWN BY
ERIC BERRY.
>>I THINK THIS GUY HAS VERY
QUIETLY HAD A GOOD SEASON.
>>YOU TALKED ABOUT KNILE DAVIS
AND HIS PROPENSITY TO TURN THE
BALL OVER.
HOW ABOUT DONALD BROWN, WHO HAS
NEVER LOST A FUMBLE IN HIS NFL
CAREER?
>>HE’S A FORMER FIRST-ROUND
PICK, AND WHEN THEY TRADED FOR
TRENT RICHARDSON, EVERYBODY
THOUGHT HE’D BECOME OBSOLETE.
WELL, HE HASN’T.
>>LUCK AVOIDS — JUST SIDESTEPS
A DEFENDER AND GETS IT TO
BRAZILL.
AND BRAZILL IN THE OPEN FIELD
DOWN TO THE 25-YARD LINE OF
KANSAS CITY.
LUCK JUST KIND OF SKIRTED THE
DEFENDER BEFORE HE HOOKED UP FOR
A 30-YARD GAIN TO NUMBER 15.
>>AND HE’S HURRYING THIS THING
UP.
HE WANTS UP-TEMPO.
THIS IS ONE — HE’S OVER THE
LINE ALREADY.
>>LUCK.
BACK UP TOP TO DA’RICK ROGERS,
WHO HAD THE BIG GAIN EARLIER OF
46 YARDS.
SEAN SMITH DEFENDING THE 6’3″
ROGERS.
>>ROGERS HAD A CHANCE TO MAKE A
PLAY THERE.
NOW, ON THAT LAST PLAY, YOU
EITHER KIND OF FEEL THIS OR YOU
DON’T.
HE MAKES ALLEN BAILEY MISS,
TUCKS IT AWAY, DRAWS EVERYONE
UP, AND THEN FLIPS IT OUT TO
BRAZILL.
AND THAT’S A LITTLE BIT LIKE A
RUSSELL WILSON PLAY, AND I
BELIEVE THESE GUYS EITHER FEEL
IT INNATELY OR YOU DON’T.
>>AND, AGAIN, THIS IS A
QUARTERBACK THAT’S 6’4″, 240.
STRONGER AND FASTER THAN YOU
THINK.
DONALD BROWN RIGHT UP THE
MIDDLE.
DOWN CLOSE TO THE 12-YARD LINE.
KENDRICK LEWIS ON THE TACKLE.
>>THERE’S A DRAW PLAY.
GREAT BLOCKING UP FRONT.
AND LUCK’S GOT THIS THING GOING
IN HYPERSPEED RIGHT NOW.
>>ANOTHER FIRST DOWN.
LUCK LOOKING RIGHT.
AND THAT BALL IN AND OFF THE
ARMS OF DONALD BROWN.
>>WE HAVEN’T MENTIONED
DONTARI POE TONIGHT, WHO I THINK
HAS BECOME ONE OF THE BEST
FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN THE NFL.
I THOUGHT HE HAD A HUGE
ADVANTAGE IN ATHLETIC ABILITY
OVER THAT FRONT FROM
INDIANAPOLIS, BUT THEY’VE DONE A
NICE JOB KEEPING HIM OUT OF
ANDREW LUCK’S FACE.
>>TO THE END ZONE — TOUCHDOWN!
TO COBY FLEENER.
>>THEY’RE IN A ZONE HERE.
FLEENER’S GOING RIGHT DOWN THE
SEAM.
ONCE HE CLEARS DERRICK JOHNSON,
THE BALL’S THROWN OVER JOHNSON’S
HEAD.
AND THE DEFENSIVE BACKS DO NOT
HAVE TIME TO GET THERE.
>>SO THAT IS A HUGE SCORE FOR
INDIANAPOLIS, WHO CAN CUT THE
LEAD TO 10.
REMEMBER, THEY GOT AWAY WITH A
FIELD GOAL FOR KANSAS CITY, SO
THEY’RE INCHING CLOSER —
THE CLOSEST THEY HAVE BEEN IN A
WHILE.
>>AS BADLY AS ANDREW LUCK HAS
PLAYED — AND I HAVEN’T SEEN HIM
PLAY THIS BADLY — HE JUST KEEPS
COMING BACK FIRING.
>>OFFENSE THIS HALF IN BIG-TIME
FAVOR OF THE COLTS.
AND STILL 2 1/2 LEFT IN THE
THIRD.
PLENTY OF TIME FOR THE COLTS TO
MAKE IT REALLY DRAMATIC HERE IN
THE FOURTH QUARTER.
TELL YOU WHAT, WHO ALSO
REPRESENTS THAT NEVER-QUIT
ATTITUDE FOR THE COLTS —
CHUCK PAGANO ON THE SIDELINES.
>>HE’S THE LEADER OF THIS WHOLE
BUILDING THEY HAVE HERE.
>>BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO THIS
TEAM AND THIS TOWN.
THIS IS QUINTIN DEMPS GETTING
SPUN AROUND JUST PAST THE
15-YARD LINE.
JOSH McNARY, THE FORMER MAN FROM
ARMY, WITH THE SPECIAL-TEAMS
TACKLE.
AND ALEX SMITH AND KANSAS CITY
WILL TRY TO SEIZE BACK SOME
MOMENTUM.
THIS DRIVE GONNA BEGIN JUST
SHORT OF THE 20, AT THE 19.
>>IF THEY GO THREE-AND-OUT,
THIS PLACE IS GONNA EXPLODE.
>>SMITH.
CAUGHT.
DWAYNE BOWE.
SMITH WAS FEELING MORE PRESSURE
UP THE MIDDLE, BUT HE GETS IT
AWAY FOR 21 YARDS.
DARIUS BUTLER ON THE COVERAGE
FOR THE COLTS.
>>YEAH, THEY’RE BRINGING A FULL
BLITZ.
HERE COMES FREEMAN HERE.
ANOTHER LINEBACKER HERE.
BALL COMES OUT QUICKLY AGAINST
MAN-TO-MAN COVERAGE, BOWE
BEATING BUTLER.
AND GREG MANUSKY’S CHALLENGING
THEM, AND I’LL TELL YOU WHAT —
YOU’VE GOT TO GIVE KANSAS CITY
CREDIT.
THAT’S WELL DONE.
>>BOWE IS OVER THE 100-YARD
MARK.
FIVE CATCHES FOR 106 YARDS.
PRO BOWLER FROM A COUPLE OF
SEASONS AGO.
AND KANSAS CITY UP TO THE 40.
SMITH DUMPS IT OUT TO DAVIS.
AND HE’S MET IMMEDIATELY BY
JERRELL FREEMAN.
AND THE FORMER
SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDER WAS ON
HIM.
>>BEST THING HE DOES IS RUN.
HE’S A 4.5 GUY.
HE’S NOT A DOWNHILL THUMPER.
LOOK AT HIM TAKE OFF.
HE RUNS LIKE A RUNNING BACK.
>>GRIGSON HAD A BEAD ON HIM,
SIGNED HIM, AND HE’S BEEN COMING
UP BIG ALL YEAR.
SECOND AND 11.
SMITH COMING UP BIG, GETTING
INTO COLT TERRITORY, AND PICKING
UP THE FIRST DOWN.
SO SMITH QUIETS THE CROWD DOWN
WITH A GAIN OF 13.
>>THAT’S A DESIGNED, A PLANNED
QUARTERBACK KEEP.
AND DWAYNE BOWE, THE WIDEOUT,
MAKES A KEY BLOCK.
WATCH THE FAKE TO KNILE DAVIS,
AND LOOK AT WALDEN GO INSIDE.
AND NOW THE BLOCK OUTSIDE BY
BOWE.
WELL DESIGNED, AND EVEN BETTER
EXECUTION.
>>ALEX SMITH, THE
SECOND-LEADING RUSHER ON THE
TEAM, COMES UP WITH A BIG GAIN
THERE.
HE’S GOT 8 FOR 57 YARDS.
CLOSING SECONDS OF THE THIRD
QUARTER.
SMITH, INCOMPLETE.
>>THERE’S THE FLAG.
>>AND A FLAG COMES IN.
JOSH GORDY, NUMBER 27, WAS OVER
THERE ON THE COVERAGE.
>>YEAH, THIS IS GONNA BE A HOLD
ON GORDY AS OPPOSED TO AN
INTERFERENCE.
>>HOLDING.
NUMBER 41, DEFENSE.
5-YARD PENALTY.
FIRST DOWN.
>>HE SAID 41 — ANTOINE BETHEA.
>>HERE COMES 80, FASANO.
HE BREAKS OUTSIDE.
THERE’S THE HOLD RIGHT THERE.
CERTAINLY WASN’T ON BETHEA.
IT’S ON JOSH GORDY, WHO’S IN THE
GAME FOR GREG TOLER.
>>SO FIRST AND 10.
17 SECONDS LEFT IN THE THIRD.
BALL INSIDE THE 45-YARD LINE OF
INDIANAPOLIS.
KANSAS CITY UP BY 10.
COLTS IN A DESPERATE COMEBACK
HERE IN THE CLOSING SECONDS OF
THE THIRD QUARTER.
KNILE DAVIS ON THE GROUND.
THAT’LL BRING UP SECOND DOWN.
AND THAT WILL BE THE FINAL PLAY
OF THE THIRD QUARTER.
AND KANSAS CITY FROM THE 41 TO
BEGIN THE FOURTH QUARTER.
DAN HICKS, MIKE MAYOCK,
ALEX FLANAGAN HERE TO START THE
NFL PLAYOFFS IN 2014.
AND ON SECOND AND 8, ALEX SMITH
GOING FAR DOWN THE SIDELINES.
HE HAD A WIDE-OPEN CYRUS GRAY.
>>INDIANAPOLIS WAS CONFUSED
PRIOR TO THE SNAP.
THAT’S A RUNNING BACK SPLIT OUT
WIDE.
AND YOU CAN SEE RIGHT THERE,
TOLER — EXCUSE ME, GORDY LETS
HIM GO.
THERE’S NO SAFETY OVER TOP.
>>OOH, MAN, HE HAD HIM.
DARIUS BUTLER’S PLAYING SAFETY,
AND HE’S TYPICALLY A CORNER.
SO I’M NOT SURE WHERE THE
MISTAKE WAS THERE, BUT IT WAS
EITHER GORDY OR BUTLER WHO’S
PLAYING SAFETY IN THEIR BASE
DEFENSE.
>>SMITH FRUSTRATED AFTER
MISSING HIM.
SO THIRD DOWN AND 8.
>>MAN COVERAGE ALL THE WAY
ACROSS.
>>SMITH BACKING UP.
FLUSHED OUT BY MATHIS.
AND THROWS IT AWAY.
FOURTH DOWN.
HE WANTED A.J. JENKINS.
BUT THE COLTS’ DEFENSE IS UP TO
THE TASK, AND THAT’LL BRING OUT
DUSTIN COLQUITT TO PUNT IT FOR
KANSAS CITY.
SINCE TRAILING BY 28 —
REMEMBER, IT WAS 38-10 — THE
COLTS OUTSCORED KANSAS CITY 21-3
TO END THE THIRD QUARTER.
AND SO NOW ONLY TRAIL BY 10.
COLQUITT, THE LEFT-FOOTED
PUNTER, ONE OF THE LEAGUE’S
BEST.
AND WHALEN CALLING FOR THE FAIR
CATCH AT THE 10-YARD LINE.
WELL, IT’S BEEN A TALE OF TWO
HALVES.
AND WHEN YOU COMPARE THE TWO
QUARTERBACKS, YOU SEE THAT
ALEX SMITH HAD A MUCH BETTER
FIRST HALF THAN ANDREW LUCK.
THREE TOUCHDOWN PASSES FOR
SMITH.
AND THEN THINGS TURNED BETTER
FOR ANDREW LUCK AND THE COLTS IN
THE SECOND HALF, EVEN THOUGH
LUCK THREW TWO OF HIS THREE
PICKS IN THE SECOND HALF.
HE’S GOT 180 YARDS TO SMITH’S
69.
>>IF YOU TOLD ME THAT
ANDREW LUCK WAS GONNA THROW
THREE INTERCEPTIONS AND THAT
K.C. WOULD HAVE 41 POINTS AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE FOURTH QUARTER,
I WOULD HAVE SAID IT’S A
BLOWOUT, GAME’S OVER.
>>AND I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU
THAT JAMAAL CHARLES WOULD BE OUT
LESS THAN THREE MINUTES INTO THE
GAME ON TOP OF THAT, YOU
WOULDN’T BELIEVE IT.
>>EXACTLY.
>>CRAZY START TO THE NFL
PLAYOFFS — AS DONALD BROWN HAS
NOTHING GOING.
SO INDIANAPOLIS BACKED UP DEEP
IN ITS OWN TERRITORY HERE.
>>BOY, WAS THAT AN ATHLETIC
PLAY BY DONTARI POE.
350-POUND DANCING BEAR.
>>[ CHUCKLES ]
STARTED EVERY GAME OF HIS
TWO-YEAR CAREER.
SECOND DOWN NOW FOR LUCK.
STEPS UP.
BALL INCOMPLETE.
HE WANTED BRAZILL.
>>CANNOT BE DROPPING THE
FOOTBALL IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE,
BUT CERTAINLY NOT DOWN 10 IN A
PLAYOFF GAME.
HUGE, HUGE THIRD DOWN HERE.
YOU CAN’T PUNT THE FOOTBALL AND
GIVE THEM FIELD POSITION.
FLEENER IN THE BACKFIELD.
>>LUCK AVOIDS THE PRESSURE.
STEPS UP AND DELIVERS THE
FIRST-DOWN RECEPTION TO
T.Y. HILTON.
KEY THIRD-DOWN GAIN OF 16.
LUCK TO HILTON.
>>THIS ENTIRE COMEBACK IS
HAPPENING BECAUSE ANDREW LUCK
CONTINUES TO USE HIS LEGS TO
CREATE PLAYS IN THE PASSING
GAME.
>>AND HILTON CONTINUES TO ADD
TO THAT TOTAL.
NOW 10 CATCHES, 134 YARDS.
HE HAD THE OPENING TOUCHDOWN
FOR INDIANAPOLIS.
AND THAT KEY PLAY — BIG GAIN —
KIND OF REALLY HELPING THE FIELD
POSITION HERE FOR INDIANAPOLIS
AS IT’S NOW ACROSS THE 25.
A LITTLE BREATHING ROOM HERE FOR
LUCK.
AND THAT’S ANOTHER FIRST DOWN TO
HILTON.
>>HILTON IS RIPPING IT UP.
DUNTA ROBINSON CAN’T STAY WITH
HIM IN MAN COVERAGE.
ROGERS IS GONNA CLEAR IT OUT,
AND THEN UNDERNEATH COMES
T.Y. HILTON.
ROBINSON HAS BEEN UNABLE TO STAY
WITH HIM.
>>OPENING MOMENTS OF THE FOURTH
QUARTER.
BALL AT THE 40.
TO BROWN.
SURGING HIS WAY UP ACROSS THE 45
FOR A GOOD GAIN.
>>THEY’VE HAD SOME LUCK WITH
THAT PLAY.
IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF A DRAW
PLAY.
ALL THE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN DO
THEIR PASS SET, AND
DONALD BROWN’S BEEN ABLE TO
SNEAK IN THERE FOR GOOD YARDAGE.
>>AND THE NOISE FACTOR HAS COME
DOWN.
THAT MEANS THE COLTS ARE AT
WORK.
AND ON SECOND AND 3.
LUCK TO THE AIR TO HILTON AGAIN.
THIS LOOKS LIKE THE OPENING
DRIVE OF THE GAME, WHEN HILTON
CAUGHT FOUR OF THE FIRST SEVEN
PASSES BY LUCK.
>>YEAH, HE JUST WORKS BACK
ACROSS THE FACE OF ABDULLAH.
AND IT DOESN’T MATTER IF IT’S
DUNTA ROBINSON, ABDULLAH, THEY
HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO COVER HIM
IN MAN OR ZONE.
>>THEY’RE UP AT THE KANSAS CITY
41.
AND THEY’RE MIXING IT UP NICELY
HERE, AS BROWN GOES ON THE
GROUND.
>>AND I LIKE THE PHYSICALITY OF
THE LEFT SIDE OF THEIR OFFENSIVE
LINE.
CASTONZO AND HUGH THORNTON WERE
BLOWING PEOPLE OFF THE BALL.
DONALD BROWN COMES DOWNHILL.
>>SECOND DOWN AND 4 IT’LL BE
FROM THE 35.
LUCK LOOKING TO HIS RIGHT.
NOTHING THERE.
IS GONNA RUN IT.
GONNA PICK UP THE FIRST DOWN,
AND INSIDE THE 25 HE SLIDES.
>>AGAIN WITH HIS LEGS.
REALLY NICE POCKET FORMED.
AND HE’S GONNA STEP UP INSIDE.
FEELS IT, SEES IT.
AND THEN SLIDES.
>>THIRD RUSH FOR LUCK.
HE’S PICKED UP 42 ON THE GROUND.
AND HERE’S BROWN AGAIN.
INSIDE THE 20.
>>TWO WEEKS AGO, KANSAS CITY
WAS SPYING ANDREW LUCK IN
SEVERAL COVERAGES SO HE COULDN’T
BEAT THEM WITH HIS LEGS.
I THINK THE SECOND HALF HAS BEEN
ALL ABOUT HIS ABILITY TO STEP UP
IN THE POCKET AND CREATE PLAYS.
>>BRINGS UP SECOND DOWN AND 6
AT THE 19.
QUICK DROP BY LUCK.
AND HE’S GOT WHALEN.
AND WHALEN’S GOT THE FIRST DOWN
INSIDE THE 10.
A GAIN OF 9, WHERE IT’LL BE
FIRST AND GOAL.
>>YEAH, THEY DOUBLE-TEAMED
T.Y. HILTON IN THE SLOT, SO THE
CORRECT READ IS TO COME OFF THAT
TO GRIFF WHALEN.
PRETTY GOOD MATCHUP — THE FREE
AGENT OUT OF STANFORD AGAINST
THE SEVENTH-ROUND PICK OUT OF
RUTGERS, MARCUS COOPER.
>>BALL RIGHT ON THE 10-YARD
LINE.
FIRST AND GOAL.
JUST A CLINICAL DRIVE BY THE
COLTS.
QUICK THROW OUT TO BROWN, WHO’S
TRYING TO GET LOOSE TOWARD THE
GOAL LINE.
JUST SHORT OF IT.
THEY MARK HIM OUT AT ABOUT THE
2.
>>THAT PLAY IS SET UP EXPRESSLY
TO GET DONALD BROWN IN SPACE,
ONE-ON-ONE, AND HE WINS.
BERRY MISSES THE TACKLE.
BROWN MAKES A PLAY.
>>ALREADY TWO TOUCHDOWNS FOR
BROWN, AND THEY GIVE IT TO HIM
AGAIN.
OH, HE FUMBLES THE BALL!
AND LUCK IS THERE TO PICK IT UP
AND GO OVER THE GOAL LINE!
>>[ LAUGHS ]
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
>>TALK ABOUT “LUCK”!
KANSAS CITY WAS POISED TO HOP ON
IT.
LUCK PICKED IT UP AND JUST
CATAPULTED HIMSELF ACROSS THE
GOAL LINE.
>>29, ERIC BERRY, IS GONNA GET
THE HIT RIGHT THERE.
BALL POPS IN THE AIR.
[ LAUGHS ]
YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP,
FOLKS.
>>AND WHAT DID I SAY EARLIER,
HOW BROWN HAS NEVER LOST A
FUMBLE IN HIS NFL CAREER?
>>STILL HASN’T.
>>STILL HASN’T, THANKS TO LUCK.
WHAT A COMEBACK.
THIS WILL MAKE IT 41-38.
AND THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS,
TRAILING BY 28 MOMENTS INTO THE
SECOND HALF.
QUINTIN DEMPS IS GONNA BRING IT
OUT FROM 8 YARDS DEEP.
STUMBLES A BIT ON THE 10 AND
GETS IT NO FURTHER THAN THE 17.
SO HERE’S ALEX SMITH AND
KANSAS CITY.
FROM DEEP IN THEIR TERRITORY
THEY GET IT TO JUNIOR HEMINGWAY,
WHO WAS SLOW IN GETTING UP
EARLIER IN THE GAME.
HE’S BACK IN THERE, AND A GAIN
OF 12 FOR THE CHIEFS.
AND RIGHT AWAY THEY QUIET THIS
CROWD DOWN, AS LUCK HAD THEM
ENERGIZED.
>>THAT WAS A GOOD OFFENSIVE
PLAY CALL.
IT WAS THE EXACT SAME PLAY OFF
PLAY-ACTION THAT ALEX SMITH HIT
BOWE IN THE FIRST HALF FOR, FOR
A HUGE GAIN.
THAT TIME IT WAS HEMINGWAY.
>>REMEMBER TALKING TO YOU ALL
WEEK.
THIS GAME, MIKE, YOU SAID THAT
IF IT GOT TO THE FOURTH QUARTER,
YOU LIKED ANDREW LUCK AND THE
COLTS’ CHANCES.
WELL, HERE WE ARE.
WE’LL SEE WHAT ALEX SMITH CAN DO
WITH HIS KANSAS CITY TEAM WHICH
IS TRYING TO AVOID WHAT WOULD BE
A BITTER DISAPPOINTMENT HERE
WITH A 28-POINT LEAD IN THE
SECOND HALF AND TRYING TO GET
BACK TO THE PLAYOFFS.
AND ANOTHER CHIEF IS DOWN.
AND THAT IS KNILE DAVIS.
REMEMBER, THEY’VE ALREADY LOST
JAMAAL CHARLES EARLY IN THE
GAME.
AND HE IS HOLDING THAT LEFT
KNEE.
>>THIS HAS BEEN A WAR OF
ATTRITION HERE FOR KANSAS CITY.
CHARLES DOWN.
IF KNILE DAVIS CAN’T GO, IT
BECOMES CYRUS GRAY.
THEY’VE LOST DONNIE AVERY.
>>SO INJURY TIME-OUT ON THE
FIELD WITH A SECOND AND 5 FOR
KANSAS CITY.
THERE IS KNILE DAVIS, THE BACKUP
RUNNING BACK TO JAMAAL CHARLES,
WHO’S ALREADY OUT WITH A
CONCUSSION, BEING HELPED OFF THE
FIELD.
AND SO SECOND AND 5 FROM THE 35.
GOT CYRUS GRAY IN THE BACKFIELD,
AND THAT IS BATTED DOWN AT THE
LINE OF SCRIMMAGE BY ERIK WALDEN
TO BRING UP THIRD AND 5.
>>WALDEN WAS LINED UP VERY
WIDE.
93, BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.
NO CHANCE TO CUT HIM.
TYPICALLY YOU WANT TO CUT THE
OUTSIDE GUY TO GET HIS HANDS
DOWN.
ANOTHER BIG PLAY BY THE COLTS.
>>WALDEN WITH A BIG PLAY.
STARTED THE LAST TWO YEARS FOR
THE PACKERS.
AND THERE’S DAVIS BEING WORKED
ON.
AND THERE IS CYRUS GRAY.
THEY’RE DOWN TO THEIR THIRD
RUNNING BACK.
AND ON THIRD AND 5, THEY’RE
GONNA HEAR IT FROM THE COLT
CROWD.
SMITH’S PASS COMPLETE.
AND DIVING FOR THE FIRST DOWN IS
DWAYNE BOWE.
>>I LIKE HOW THE LEFT SIDE OF
THE OFFENSIVE LINE PICKED UP THE
STUNT WITH MATHIS.
MATHIS IS COMING INSIDE.
THE DEFENSIVE TACKLE IS COMING
OUTSIDE.
NICE JOB TRADING OFF BY
JEFF ALLEN, THE LEFT GUARD,
PICKING UP MATHIS AND ALLOWING
THE TIME FOR DWAYNE BOWE TO WIN
OUTSIDE AGAINST JOSH GORDY.
>>6 CATCHES, 112 YARDS FOR
BOWE.
BALL JUST ACROSS THE 40-YARD
LINE.
THERE’S GRAY, THE LONE SET BACK,
AND ABOUT THE ONLY RUNNING BACK
LEFT ON THE CHIEFS’ SQUAD.
THEY GIVE IT TO HIM.
AND GRAY GETS MAYBE A COUPLE.
SIXTH-ROUND DRAFT PICK OUT OF
TEXAS A&M A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.
JUST NINE CARRIES THIS YEAR
BEFORE THIS GAME.
>>LET’S UNDERSTAND THE
CHALLENGE FOR THIS KANSAS CITY
OFFENSE WITH ALL THE INJURIES.
TWO TAILBACKS DOWN.
DONNIE AVERY, YOUR STARTING
WIDE-OUT, IS DOWN.
AND WHAT WE’RE SEEING NOW IS
GUYS LIKE JUNIOR HEMINGWAY, GUYS
LIKE A.J. JENKINS AT TAILBACK.
CYRUS GRAY.
IT’S A PLAY-CALLING CHALLENGE
FOR ANDY REID AND DOUG PEDERSON.
>>PLAY-ACTION.
THEY GO TO FASANO, FAR SIDELINE.
AND THAT’LL BRING UP THIRD AND
LONG.
MAYBE A YARD GAIN THERE BY THE
TIGHT END.
>>SO WHO’S LEFT THAT CAN MAKE A
PLAY OFFENSIVELY?
DWAYNE BOWE IS STILL IN THE
BALLGAME.
AFTER THAT, THERE’S NOBODY YOU
TRUST OUTSIDE OF MAYBE FASANO,
WHO THEY WENT TO THERE.
>>DEXTER McCLUSTER IS A
BIG-PLAY KIND OF GUY, NUMBER 22.
>>McCLUSTER AND BOWE TO THE
SAME SIDE.
>>PLAY CLOCK DOWN TO :04, AND
KANSAS CITY CALLS A TIME-OUT.
>>[ CHUCKLES ]
>>AND THE CROWD TAKES A
COLLECTIVE BREATH.
WELL, WE’VE SEEN SOME GREAT
COMEBACKS IN NFL PLAYOFF
HISTORY, AND THIS ONE WOBBLING
ON THE EDGE OF RECORD FASHION.
REMEMBER, DOWN BY 28 LESS THAN
THREE MINUTES INTO THE SECOND
HALF — AS YOU TAKE A LOOK AT
THE TEAMS TO WIN AFTER TRAILING
BY 28 OR MORE POINTS.
EVERYBODY REMEMBERS THAT
INCREDIBLE BUFFALO BILLS
COMEBACK ON THE OILERS.
32 THEY WERE DOWN.
FRANK REICH GAME.
THAT HAPPENING BACK IN 1993.
AND CAN CHUCK PAGANO’S TEAM PULL
OFF A SIMILAR TYPE OF HISTORIC
COMEBACK WITH ANDREW LUCK AND
COMPANY?
>>I THINK YOU’RE EITHER LOOKING
AT BOWE OR McCLUSTER.
AND IF I’M INDY, I’M GONNA
DOUBLE-TEAM BOWE.
>>SMITH GETS IT AWAY.
CAN JENKINS PICK UP THE FIRST
DOWN?
EASILY.
HE HAS A NICE RUN TO THE NEAR
SIDE.
BIG GAIN FOR A.J. JENKINS.
THEY’RE GONNA MARK HIM OUT OF
BOUNDS ALL THE WAY UP TO THE
29-YARD LINE OF THE COLTS.
A GAIN OF 27.
COULDN’T HAVE COME AT A BETTER
TIME FOR REID.
>>KANSAS CITY’S MADE A LIVING
WITH THIS PLAY ALL YEAR LONG.
IT’S JUST A DOWN-THE-FIELD
SCREEN.
THE ONLY LIVE RECEIVER ON THAT
PLAY WAS JENKINS.
EVERY OTHER RECEIVER, TIGHT END,
AND RUNNING BACK WAS DOWN THE
FIELD BLOCKING.
>>JENKINS, THE 30th PICK IN THE
2012 DRAFT BY THE 49ers.
ONLY EIGHT CAREER RECEPTIONS.
THREE LAST WEEK.
PICKS UP A HUGE ONE THERE.
>>WOW.
>>AND THAT’S ANOTHER TIME-OUT
CALLED, AS THE PLAY CLOCK WAS
DOWN TO 1 SECOND.
>>SMITH IS UPSET.
>>SO WE’LL SEE HOW THAT FACTORS
IN AT THE END OF THIS ONE,
AS KANSAS CITY’S BEEN FORCED TO
TAKE TWO TIME-OUTS NOW.
JUST ONE LEFT.
>>THIS IS A DOWN-THE-FIELD
SCREEN PASS.
ANDY REID’S MADE A LIVING WITH
THIS ALL SEASON LONG.
OKAY, HERE’S YOUR INTENDED
RECEIVER.
WATCH EVERYBODY BLOCK DOWN THE
FIELD.
THEY’RE NOT EVEN GONNA LOOK FOR
THE FOOTBALL.
THEY’RE ALL BLOCKING.
WHY?
SO THEY GET THAT MOVEMENT RIGHT
THERE, GET A GUY THAT RUNS 4.35.
AND, REMEMBER, THE TRADE FOR
JENKINS, DAN, IT WAS A FAILED
WIDE RECEIVER IN SAN FRANCISCO
FOR A FAILED WIDE RECEIVER,
JONATHAN BALDWIN, IN
KANSAS CITY.
BOTH FIRST-ROUND PICKS.
>>CAN KANSAS CITY CAPITALIZE ON
THE BIG GAIN BY JENKINS?
THAT’S McCLUSTER LINED UP BEHIND
SMITH.
AND McCLUSTER IS ALWAYS
DANGEROUS, AS HE EARNED HIMSELF
A PRO BOWL BERTH AS A PUNT
RETURNER.
KNOCKED OUT OF BOUNDS BY BETHEA
AFTER A GAIN OF 4.
>>KEEP IN MIND McCLUSTER’S VERY
COMFORTABLE DOTTING THE “I” AS A
TAILBACK.
AT OLE MISS, ONE OF THE REASONS
WHY SCOUTS LOVED THIS GUY WAS
THE TOUGHNESS HE EXHIBITED AS A
TAILBACK DESPITE HIS SIZE.
>>BY THE WAY, IT’S OFFICIAL —
KNILE DAVIS IS OUT FOR THE GAME.
SO THE TOP TWO RUNNING BACKS,
INCLUDING JAMAAL CHARLES, OUT
FOR KANSAS CITY.
KNEE INJURY FOR KNILE DAVIS.
AND ON SECOND DOWN AND 7, SMITH
IMPROVISING AGAIN.
GETS IT OUT TO ANTHONY SHERMAN,
WHO’S DROPPED.
THAT IS LaRON LANDRY WHO’S DOWN
NOW.
IT’S A LOSS OF 4.
>>THAT’S A HECK OF A PLAY BY
LaRON LANDRY.
RODNEY HUDSON, THE CENTER, IS
THE PERSON WHO’S GOT
RESPONSIBILITY TO GET OUT AND
BLOCK THE CONTAIN GUY.
AND LOOK AT LaRON LANDRY.
HE WAS JUST TOO FAST FOR
RODNEY HUDSON.
HE’S GONNA DROP HIS HEAD THERE,
WHICH IS ALWAYS DANGEROUS FOR
THE TACKLER.
AND HE’S GOT A KNEE IN THE
HELMET.
>>LANDRY ONE OF THE HARD
HITTERS IN THE NFL.
HE WAS THE GUY THAT GAVE BOWE —
DWAYNE BOWE — A CONCUSSION IN
THE GAME A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.
BOTH LSU TIGERS — FORMER LSU
TIGERS.
WE’VE GOT ANOTHER STOPPAGE OF
PLAY.
WE HAVE HAD OUR SHARE OF HARD
HITS AND GUYS OUT, EVALUATIONS
FOR CONCUSSIONS.
BEEN ONE OF THOSE GAMES.
AND LANDRY’S UP.
>>YEAH, LANDRY WAS A KEY
SIGNING BY GENERAL MANAGER
RYAN GRIGSON, ALONG WITH
CORY REDDING, WHO CHUCK PAGANO
HAD COACHED IN BALTIMORE TWO
YEARS AGO.
AUBRAYO FRANKLIN.
HE BROUGHT IN GUYS THAT
UNDERSTOOD HOW TO PLAY
CHUCK PAGANO’S SYSTEM.
>>YEAH, GRIGSON REALLY REVAMPED
THE WHOLE DEFENSIVE SECONDARY.
THERE HE IS.
A REAL PERSONNEL JUNKIE.
HE’S BEEN ONE OF THE REAL KEYS
TO THIS REBUILDING OF THIS COLT
FRANCHISE.
AGAIN, 11-5 THE LAST TWO YEARS,
BUT REMEMBER THEY WENT 2-14
PREVIOUS TO THOSE TWO GOOD YEARS
THE LAST TWO SEASONS.
THIRD AND 11 FOR THE CHIEFS.
AND IT’S COMPLETE.
SHORT OF THE FIRST DOWN TO
McCLUSTER.
>>AND THAT’S OKAY.
THEY’RE IN FIELD-GOAL RANGE.
YOU DON’T TAKE A SACK.
YOU DON’T TURN IT OVER.
I WOULD JUST BE CONCERNED THAT
IF YOU DO MAKE THIS FIELD GOAL
AND YOU’VE GOT A 6-POINT LEAD,
THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU’RE
HANDING THE BALL BACK TO
ANDREW LUCK WITH THE GAME ON THE
LINE.
>>YOU CAN’T THINK ABOUT ALL THE
INCREDIBLE POSTSEASON KICKING
DISAPPOINTMENTS THAT KANSAS CITY
HAS HAD IN PLAYOFF YEARS OF OLD.
THIS’LL BE A 43-YARD ATTEMPT BY
RYAN SUCCOP TO INCREASE THE
LEAD.
AND THAT ONE IS GOOD.
NO PROBLEM FOR RYAN SUCCOP.
SO KANSAS CITY UPS THE LEAD,
44-38.
WE’VE GOT A 6-POINT GAME WITH
5 1/2 MINUTES LEFT, AND THE
COLTS GET READY TO COME OUT ON
OFFENSE AT THEIR OWN 20.
AND ANDREW LUCK WILL BEGIN THERE
WITH 5:36 REMAINING.
ANDY REID AND KANSAS CITY TRYING
TO HANG ON HERE.
UP BY 6.
LUCK AND THE COLTS START AT
THEIR OWN 20.
THERE’S THE “NOTABLE INJURY”
LIST.
NOT PRETTY FOR REID.
COUPLE OF PRO BOWLERS ON THAT
LIST.
LUCK.
PASS.
AND IT’S HILTON WHO IS UNABLE TO
HANG ON TO THIS ONE.
THIS IS HOW WILD THE POSSESSIONS
FOR THE COLTS HAVE BEEN IN THIS
HALF, MIKE.
THEY’VE HAD THE TWO
INTERCEPTIONS THROWN BY LUCK.
ALL THE WHILE, THEY’VE HAD FOUR
TOUCHDOWNS AROUND THOSE
INTERCEPTIONS.
AND SO, AGAIN, SINCE TRAILING
38-10, INDIANAPOLIS HAS
OUTSCORED K.C. 28-6.
THERE ARE A LOOK AT THE
POSSESSIONS.
>>WOW.
>>UP AND DOWN AND EVERYWHERE
FOR PEP HAMILTON AND HIS
OFFENSE.
AND HERE COMES LUCK.
FLUSHED OUT.
GETTING IT UP TO THE 25 FOR A
GAIN OF 5.
AND THERE WAS NO SLIDE THERE.
>>HE LOOKED LIKE A FULLBACK.
[ LAUGHS ]
>>ALL RIGHT, SO A KEY THIRD AND
5 FOR INDIANAPOLIS.
ANDREW LUCK’S ABILITY TO KEEP
PLAYS ALIVE, SLIDING AND MOVING
IN THAT POCKET, HAVE BEEN THE
WHOLE DIFFERENCE IN THIS HALF.
>>LUCK ON THE MARK.
COMPLETE TO FLEENER FOR THE
FIRST DOWN.
GAIN OF 11 ON A KEY THIRD AND 5.
>>THAT’S A MATCHUP WE’VE TALKED
ABOUT SINCE EARLY IN THE FIRST
QUARTER.
IT’S PRO BOWLER, 29, ERIC BERRY,
WITH INSIDE LEVERAGE.
FLEENER BREAKS IT AWAY FROM THAT
INSIDE LEVERAGE, AND IT’S AN
EASY THROW AND CATCH AND A FIRST
DOWN.
>>AND ANOTHER CHIEF PLAYER IS
DOWN.
AND I BELIEVE THAT’S
JUSTIN HOUSTON, THE GUY THAT
MISSED FIVE GAMES FOR ANDY REID
AFTER DISLOCATING HIS ELBOW IN
THE CHARGERS GAME EARLIER.
THEY’RE TAKING A LOOK AT HIS
LEFT KNEE THERE.
KANSAS CITY ALREADY WITHOUT A
COUPLE OF PRO BOWLERS LOST TO
INJURIES.
BRANDON FLOWERS ON DEFENSE.
JAMAAL CHARLES ON OFFENSE.
AND SO THIS INJURY BUG
CONTAGIOUS FOR KANSAS CITY AT
THE WRONG TIME NOW.
>>YEAH, AND ALEX FLANAGAN JUST
TOLD US THAT DUNTA ROBINSON, THE
NICKEL, HAS BEEN OUT THE LAST
SEVERAL SERIES.
SO ABDULLAH IS IN THE GAME ALONG
WITH QUINTIN DEMPS, SO A SAFETY
IS NOW PLAYING THE NICKEL
POSITION.
>>AND HERE’S LUCK AND THE COLTS
FROM THEIR OWN 36 WITH A FRESH
SET OF DOWNS.
STEPS UP.
LONG LOOK, AND HE’S GOT HILTON
FOR THE TOUCHDOWN!
T.Y. HILTON WITH HIS SECOND
TOUCHDOWN CATCH OF THE DAY.
PUTS HIM OVER 200 YARDS.
AND ALEX SMITH AND KANSAS CITY
ARE DOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME.
TIED AT THE MOMENT AT 44, BUT
ADAM VINATIERI IS GONNA GIVE THE
COLTS THE LEAD FOR THE VERY
FIRST TIME.
>>13 CATCHES FOR 224 YARDS.
T.Y. HILTON AGAINST THE TWO-DEEP
SHELL.
HERE’S HILTON.
NOBODY RUNS UNDERNEATH.
THERE’S NO HELP FOR THE SAFETIES
UNDERNEATH.
AND I THINK WHEN ALL OF THESE
DEFENSIVE BACKS ARE HURT…
HERE HE IS RIGHT HERE.
AND HE’S JUST RUNNING DEEP.
AND YOU’RE GONNA SEE NUMBER 23,
KENDRICK LEWIS, TURNING TO THE
OUTSIDE.
HILTON GOES INSIDE.
THERE’S NO HELP FROM EITHER
UNDERNEATH OR WITH THE BACK-SIDE
SAFETY.
AND HILTON HAS SHREDDED THIS
DEFENSE.
>>THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF PLAYERS
THAT HAVE KEPT THIS
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SEASON ALIVE
WITH ALL THE INJURIES THAT
THEY’VE HAD.
OF COURSE REGGIE WAYNE GOING
OUT.
BUT IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE
WIDE-RECEIVING GROUP, WITH
T.Y. HILTON STEPPING UP,
GRIFF WHALEN STEPPING UP,
DA’RICK ROGERS.
WE WERE TOLD BY THE COACHING
STAFF YESTERDAY THAT THEY’RE THE
FIRST GROUP OF GUYS IN THE
BUILDING AT 6:30 IN THE MORNING.
THEY’RE THE LAST TO LEAVE.
AND LUCK JUST CONNECTS WITH
HILTON AGAIN FOR THE SECOND TIME
TO GIVE THE COLTS THEIR FIRST
LEAD OF THE GAME.
45-44.
4:20 LEFT.
PLENTY OF TIME FOR KANSAS CITY
AND ALEX SMITH.
THERE HE IS.
OVER THE 200 MARK.
SECOND MOST IN POSTSEASON
HISTORY.
MOST GAMES WITH 100-PLUS
RECEIVING YARDS IN THEIR FIRST
TWO SEASONS SINCE 1970 —
T.Y. HILTON MATCHED WITH
TORRY HOLT.
ONLY RANDY MOSS WITH MORE, BACK
WITH THE VIKINGS.
SO T.Y. HILTON, A HUGE DAY TODAY
FOR THE COLTS — AGAIN, WHO
TRAILED BY 28 IN THE OPENING
MOMENTS OF THE SECOND HALF.
SO HERE’S KANSAS CITY FROM ITS
OWN 20 WITH ONE TIME-OUT LEFT
AND 4:21 TO GO.
SMITH TO THE AIR, AND HE’S
COMPLETE TO DWAYNE BOWE, WHO
ALMOST GOT LOOSE, AS HE WAS
BROUGHT DOWN AT THE 45 BY
COREY LYNCH.
>>YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS STOPPED
BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THERE WAS
MOVEMENT IN THE KANSAS CITY
LINE.
DWAYNE BOWE WASN’T EVEN SURE.
YOU SEE HOW DARIUS BUTLER
STOPPED?
HALF THE PLAYERS STOPPED BECAUSE
OF MOVEMENT, AND I THINK IT WAS
THERE AT RIGHT GUARD.
MATHIS STARTED POINTING HIS
FINGERS AT HIM.
YOU SAW BUTLER STOP.
AND THAT’S A LESSON — YOU
ALWAYS PLAY TO THE WHISTLE.
>>QUICK PLAY-ACTION.
THEY GO TO BOWE AGAIN.
AND BOWE HAS ANOTHER FIRST DOWN.
THEY’RE INTO COLT TERRITORY
AFTER A GAIN OF 13.
3 1/2 TO GO.
>>IN MY WILDEST DREAMS, I NEVER
SAW THE HIGH-SCORING SHOOTOUT
COMING.
>>ONE TIME-OUT LEFT FOR
KANSAS CITY.
COLTS LOOKING FOR A BIG PLAY ON
DEFENSE.
AND THEY GIVE IT TO CYRUS GRAY,
WHO’S INSIDE THE 40.
AGAIN, WITHOUT CHARLES AND
WITHOUT DAVIS AND A WHOLE HOST
OF OTHER KANSAS CITY CHIEFS WHO
HAVE GONE DOWN IN THIS GAME, CAN
THEY PULL THIS ONE OUT IN THE
CLOSING SECONDS?
AGAIN, TRAILING BY JUST 1, SO A
FIELD GOAL IS HUGE HERE.
>>YEAH, AND YOU ALSO WANT TO
RUN THIS CLOCK AS MUCH AS YOU
CAN BECAUSE EVEN IF YOU KICK A
FIELD GOAL, YOU WANT
ANDREW LUCK TO HAVE AS LITTLE
TIME AS POSSIBLE TO WORK HIS
MAGIC.
>>SECOND AND 7 FROM THE 39.
SMITH IS IN TROUBLE.
HE JUST GETS IT AWAY.
>>I’M NOT SURE HE WAS OUTSIDE
THE POCKET.
AND IT DIDN’T GET BACK TO THE
LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.
>>HE WAS PRETTY MUCH STRAIGHT
BACK.
AND THERE’S THE FLAG FOR
INTENTIONAL GROUNDING.
>>YEP.
>>INTENTIONAL GROUNDING.
NUMBER 11, OFFENSE.
QUARTERBACK WAS IN THE POCKET.
THERE WAS NO ELIGIBLE RECEIVER
IN THE AREA.
IT’S A LOSS OF DOWN.
10-YARD PENALTY.
THIRD DOWN.
>>SEE THE TACKLE BOX.
HE’S TRYING TO THROW IT THIS WAY
TO A BUBBLE SCREEN.
DOESN’T HAVE IT.
THERE’S IMMEDIATE PRESSURE.
CERTAINLY INSIDE THE TACKLE BOX.
AND THAT’S A GOOD CALL.
>>YEP.
CLEARLY INSIDE OF IT.
ANDREW LUCK LOVING WHAT HE SEES.
AND ON THIRD AND 17 AFTER THE
PENALTY, THE BALL IS BACK ALMOST
TO MIDFIELD.
WATCH THAT WIDE RECEIVER
DOWN-THE-FIELD SCREEN AGAIN.
THERE IT IS.
>>SMITH’S PASS COMPLETE.
THIS IS McCLUSTER.
AND HE’S BROUGHT DOWN WELL SHORT
OF THE FIRST DOWN.
THEY GOT A LITTLE BIT OF IT
BACK.
VONTAE DAVIS ON THE STOP.
AS THE BALL IS GONNA BE MARKED
OUT AT ABOUT THE 43-YARD LINE.
>>THAT WAS THE SAME
WIDE-RECEIVER SCREEN THEY HIT
A.J. JENKINS ON.
REALLY GOOD JOB BY DARIUS BUTLER
TRACKING IT DOWN AND MAKING THE
TACKLE.
>>PLAY OF THE GAME.
2:00 LEFT.
FOURTH AND 11.
KANSAS CITY OUT OF FIELD-GOAL
RANGE.
FORCED TO GO FOR IT.
FOURTH AND 11.
>>DWAYNE BOWE IS HERE.
>>AND A TIME-OUT.
THEIR LAST ONE THEY TAKE.
>>THIS IS THE THIRD AND FINAL
TIME-OUT, KANSAS CITY.
30-SECOND TIME-OUT.
>>I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW YOU
GO TO A 2-MINUTE BREAK, HAVE THE
TIME TO MAKE THE CALL, AND COME
BACK OUT AND HAVE TO BURN YOUR
FINAL TIME-OUT, UNLESS YOU SAW
SOMETHING SO CRAZY —
>>EXACTLY.
>>BUT YOU DIDN’T.
I THOUGHT THEY HAD AN
ADVANTAGEOUS LOOK.
THEY HAVE DWAYNE BOWE BY
HIMSELF, ONE-ON-ONE WITH DAVIS
WITH NO HELP.
THE CRITICISM IN PHILADELPHIA ON
ANDY REID WAS TIME MANAGEMENT.
>>1,052 COMBINED YARDS FOR BOTH
TEAMS.
THAT IS AN NFL POSTSEASON
RECORD.
COLTS WITH A 1-POINT LEAD.
CHIEFS WITH ONE CHANCE HERE,
FOURTH AND 11, TO TRY TO KEEP
THEIR HOPES ALIVE AT PICKING UP
THEIR FIRST POSTSEASON WIN IN 20
YEARS.
>>HE’S GOT HIM.
>>SMITH HAS A MAN DOWN THE FAR
SIDELINES.
DWAYNE BOWE…
AND HE WAS OUT!
AND THE COLTS CELEBRATING ON THE
SIDELINE, AS DWAYNE BOWE MADE
THE CATCH RIGHT ON THE EDGE.
>>ONE-ON-ONE WITH NO HELP.
ONE FOOT.
NO WAY.
>>THAT CLOSE.
>>I GIVE JOSH GORDY CREDIT FOR
PUSHING HIM UP AGAINST THE
SIDELINES.
I CERTAINLY WOULDN’T HAVE WANTED
TO SEE DWAYNE BOWE WITH ONLY
SINGLE COVERAGE AND A CHANCE TO
WIN.
>>SO THE COLTS, TRAILING BY
28…
THAT CLOSE FOR KANSAS CITY TO
KEEPING THE DRIVE ALIVE FOR A
POTENTIAL GAME-WINNING FIELD
GOAL.
AND THE COLTS, IN VICTORY
FORMATION, ARE GONNA PULL THIS
ONE OUT.
ANDREW LUCK, WHO THROWS THREE
INTERCEPTIONS.
WOULD YOU HAVE EVER BELIEVED
THAT LUCK COULD THROW THREE
INTERCEPTIONS AND THE COLTS
WOULD COME OUT ON TOP?
IT ALL WENT WRONG INJURYWISE FOR
ANDY REID, MOMENTUMWISE.
ROBERT MATHIS HAD A KEY STRIP
WHICH KIND OF BEGAN THIS WHOLE
MOMENTUM WAVE FOR THE COLTS.
AND THE CHIEFS ARE GONNA GO HOME
IN THE POSTSEASON AGAIN.
0 FOR 8 IN THE LAST 8 POSTSEASON
GAMES FOR KANSAS CITY.
AND ANDREW LUCK AND THE COLTS
ARE GONNA MOVE ON WITH A WILD
WILD-CARD WIN OVER THE
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS.
REID ALMOST CAN’T BELIEVE IT.
>>I’VE NEVER SEEN A TEAM HAVE
MORE INJURIES THAN KANSAS CITY
IN A BIG PLAYOFF GAME, BUT GIVE
INDIANAPOLIS CREDIT.
THAT COMEBACK AND THE WAY THEY
PLAYED WITH ESPECIALLY THEIR
QUARTERBACK IN THE SECOND HALF
WAS PHENOMENAL.
>>HILTON HAD THE HUGE GAME.
224 YARDS RECEIVING.
AND AGAIN, AFTER THEY TRAILED BY
28 EARLY IN THE THIRD QUARTER,
THE COLTS END THE GAME BY
OUTSCORING KANSAS CITY 35-6 IN
ONE OF THE GREATEST POSTSEASON
COMEBACKS IN NFL HISTORY.
THERE’S A MAN THAT NEVER STOPS
BELIEVING — CHUCK PAGANO.
AFTER THE DISAPPOINTMENT — AND
ANDREW LUCK TALKED TO US ABOUT
IT THIS WEEK — THERE WAS SUCH A
FINALITY TO THAT PLAYOFF LAST
YEAR.
SUCH A KICK TO THE STOMACH.
YOU NEVER WANT TO GET BACK INTO
THAT SITUATION IN THE POSTSEASON
WHERE YOU GO OUT, ONE AND DONE,
AND YOU’RE GONE.
WELL, THIS ONE JUST HAS THE LOOK
OF ONE OF THOSE MOMENTUM TYPE OF
GAMES THAT WHO KNOWS HOW FAR IT
COULD CARRY THE COLTS INTO THE
PLAYOFFS.
AND ANDY REID IN HIS FIRST
SEASON IN KANSAS CITY.
THE SEASON IS OVER FOR THE
CHIEFS.
AS WE SEND IT DOWN TO ALEX.
>>ANDREW LUCK DOWN HERE, YOU
GUYS, CONGRATULATING HIS
TEAMMATES AS WELL AS ALEX SMITH.
28 POINTS YOU WERE DOWN AT THE
HALF.
WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE
SECOND-HALF COMEBACK?
>>I THINK IT WAS A TOTAL TEAM
EFFORT.
DEFENSIVELY, SPECIAL TEAMS,
OFFENSIVELY.
AND THEN WE NEVER PANICKED.
PLAYED IT ONE PLAY AT A TIME.
AND WHEN YOU’VE GOT A ROB MATHIS
ON YOUR TEAM, WHEN YOU GOT
ADAM VINATIERI, WHEN YOU GOT THE
GUYS WE HAVE, WE FEEL LIKE WE’RE
IN EVERY GAME.
>>YOU SAY YOU NEVER PANICKED,
BUT AFTER THE THIRD TURNOVER YOU
LAID FLAT DOWN ON THE GROUND AND
PUNCHED DOWN.
WHAT’S GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND
AFTER YOU THROW A THIRD TURNOVER
IN THIS GAME?
>>YEAH, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF
WORDS THAT I CAN’T REPEAT.
YOU KNOW, DISAPPOINTED IN
MYSELF, ANGRY.
AND I’M GLAD FOR THE GUYS
STICKING WITH ME, THE COACHES
STICKING WITH ME, AND THEN
PULLING THIS ONE OUT.
>>IT WAS AN EXCITING WIN,
ANDREW.
CONGRATULATIONS.
>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>>UNFAZED, UNDETERRED,
ANDREW LUCK AND THE COLTS PULL
IT OUT.
DAN HICKS SAYING SO LONG FROM
INDIANAPOLIS.
A WILD ONE IN FAVOR OF THE
COLTS, 45-44.

100 thoughts on “Andrew Luck’s Massive Playoff Comeback | Colts vs. Chiefs | 2013 AFC Wild Card | NFL Full Game

  1. 9:25 – Alex Smith throws 6-yard TD pass to Dwayne Bowe

    14:20 – Andrew Luck finds T.Y. Hilton for a 10-yard TD

    21:10 – Ryan Succop makes 19-yard FG to put Chiefs up 10-7

    26:10 – Smith connects with Avery for 76-yard TD

    28:23 – Tamba Hali forces Trent Richardson fumble, recovered by Justin Houston

    31:14 – Smith pass to Anthony Sherman for 5-yard TD

    40:35 – Adam Vinatieri makes 37-yard FG

    51:46 – Knile Davis rushes for 4-yard TD

    57:04 – Brandon Flowers intercepts Andrew Luck

    1:00:56 – Andre Luck throws his second interception of the day

    1:03:25 – Alex Smith throws 4-yard TD to Knile Davis

    1:06:50 – Donald Brown rushes for 10-yard TD

    1:10:47 – Robert Mathis strip-sacks Alex Smith

    1:16:30 – Luck throws 3-yard TD pass to Donald Brown

    1:21:34 – Luck throws his 3rd interception

    1:25:31 – Succop makes 42-yard FG

    1:29:06 – Luck throws 10-yard TD pass to Coby Fleener

    1:42:30 – Luck recovers fumble and dives into end zone for TD

    1:54:16 – Succop makes 43-yard FG

    1:57:08 – Luck launches 64-yard pass to T.Y. Hilton

    2:05:00 – Colts stop Chiefs on 4th down to seal victory

  2. That goal line stand in 1st quarter where KC managed a short field goal proved pretty important

  3. Smith's ball was about 50 yards in the air before Avery caught it. Perfect 50 yard laser too. Too bad this type of play isn't used by KC that often.

  4. Smith had an amazing first half. Shovels and laser 50 yard pass like Favre. Then also scrambled like Vick.

  5. Colts gained momentum back quickly after being down 28. Long pass to Rogers set up TD then that strip sack. Cut the lead to 14 midway through 3rd to make the comeback manageable

  6. Important stop by Colts, limiting  KC to field goal after INT that made it 41-24

  7. Colts cut the lead to 10 by the 3rd quarter. The way the 3rd quarter went, nothing too crazy needed to happen in the 4th to come back like what the Pats did in Super Bowl.

  8. Smith made a crucial overthrow to Cyrus Gray that would've put KC first and goal to start 4th quarter. Stalled at 41 yard line

  9. Colts made big 3rd down conversion from their 10 yard line and marched down the field, finishing with Luck's famous fumble recovery. Now only down 3 with 10 minutes left. Can't be stopped.

  10. After falling behind, Chiefs quickly got into Colts territory. Intentional grounding hurt them and Bowe unable to be in bounds on 4th down catch. Questionable timeouts allowed Colts to kneel rest of game. Great comeback but Chiefs defense collapsed and offense cooled. As a Chiefs fan I hope Chiefs can make a Super Bowl run in my lifetime and stop with these close frustrating losses.

  11. Andy Reid, the king of time management. and he just showed it again today vs the titans

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    (Chiefs 44-45 Colts).

  13. "The criticism in Philadelphia of Andy Reid was time management."

    Next shot…Doug Pederson

  14. (Die hard Chiefs fan here) I just watched NFL Greatest Games on NFL Network and at the end of the game I just broke down and start crying cuz the Chiefs can't never catch a break; so to all my chiefs fans just pray that the chiefs never blow a league again in the future) oops they did Titans vs Chiefs January 6th 2018 at home reminder blow a 21 league; all I got to say is what about those chiefs😓😓😓😓

  15. bad officiating… colts get at least 5 gifts… it never shouldve been close… KC shouldve won 56-17

  16. Damn, 48 dislikes? Thought the chiefs had a bigger fan base than that🤣

  17. You know the Chiefs are thankful that the Falcons choked harder than anyone in Super Bowl 51 so this collapse wouldn't get brought up as much as that one.

  18. Alex Smith's first and last playoff games for KC ended up the same way, conservative Andy Reid and a defensive meltdown. Hopefully Jay Gruden knows how to step on a teams throat, because Andy sure as hell doesn't. As great as Andy Reid has been he might go down as the best regular season coach to always blow it in the playoffs.

  19. Chiefs blew a 38-10 lead
    38+10=48
    Monstars blew a 48 point lead to the Toon Squad

  20. “Oh, he fumbles the ball! and Luck is there to PICK IT UP! AND GO OVER THE GOAL LINE!!”

  21. 1:10:40 I wish they would show wtf is downfield so I can see if it’s Alexis Smith fault which it probly is lol

  22. I remember this one way back making book. Colts were laying 1.5. Everyone had the ranch on Indy. Big day for me.

  23. You don't realize how terrible TERRIBLE the Colts played in the first half til you watch it back. Good riddance they were awful!

  24. I was there at the game. The 2nd best game I’ve ever seen in person. The best was the 2006 AFC championship game

  25. Don't forget about the Buffalo Bills comeback against the Houston Oilers in 1993.

  26. Here because Colts plays Chiefs in the playoffs next week……..Go Colts!

  27. 4 of the last 10 playoff losses from the Chiefs since 1993 has been to this team there ain’t no way they’re losing again to Indianapolis even with their poor defense they will still win

  28. It wont be like that this time. Better players and coaches for Luck. The Colts will lead the entire game and win by 10 on 2019

  29. I remember being at a Pacers game during this game, crowd went crazy during a Lance Stephenson free throw when the Colts took the lead. Crazy Luck was able to win despite Trent Richardson and Chuck Pagano

  30. I was there, one of the greatest games I have ever seen #ColtsNation

  31. 2:09:01 "I would not like to have a rap battle with Uncle Jimmy I mean, that guy can fli-zow"

  32. My Seahawks won the Super Bowl that season but other then that this to me was one of the best games of the playoffs that year when the Colts pulled that comeback against the Chiefs in the wild card that was a great game.

  33. I'm a colts fan and even though we won this game, I must admit these announcers are horrrrrrrible!

  34. 1:57:47 chiefs weren't down… They were tied. They were down after the PAT.

  35. Came here after hearing the news that Luck retired. Ill always remember this game and I hope Andrew Luck enjoys his retirement.

  36. Everyone's here for Luck but I'm taken away seeing Doug Pederson. Crazy to think he'd go on to win a Superbowl before Andy, and with his old team nonetheless.

  37. the most devastating loss in my life as a chiefs fan. thought it was finally our year in 2013.

  38. Who’s here after Luck announced his retirement.As a colts fan this was my BEST memory during the Luck years.I lost it in my living room witnessing this comeback.

  39. This Might Be Luck Greatest Moment Of His Career Sad He Retired So Soon

  40. 3:51 #61 on the colts with a dirty shot on JC that knocked him out of the game

  41. As a chiefs fan, Luck played an amazing game. Sad news that he retired. Great football player.

  42. Most memorable game of Andrew Luck’s career, I remember watching this game and I knew the Colts were gonna come back and win, this game needs to be on a Wikipedia page or something

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