The Indianapolis Colts stunned the Detroit Lions Sunday as rookie quarterback Andrew Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to receiver Donnie Avery to down the Lions 35-33.
Luck ended the game with the poise of a veteran quarterback and willed the Colts to an eighth win and a firm grip on the first Wild Card seed in the AFC en route to the playoffs.
With Luck recording his fifth fourth-quarter comeback this season in shocking fashion, Twitter exploded with a variety of reactions as the events unfolded.
Of course, NFL.com started the action by providing an instant video of Luck's last-second magic:
As expected, Colts fans were thrilled with the result. The prospects of heading to the postseason with a quarterback not named Peyton Manning so soon has to have the fanbase excited. These tweets showed just that following the victory:
Andrew Luck has ice in his veins, I couldn't be happier that he plays on my team— Michael Hanson (@skitty25) December 2, 2012
I'm just so thankful we went from Kerry Collins and Curtis Painter last year to Andrew Luck..— luis (@BASEDluis) December 2, 2012
There was, as always, the strange fan reactions as well:
Andrew Luck, if I wasn't already married with children. I would have your babies. You are a massive hero and the future of the Colts! #Colts— Ben Osmond (@benosmond5) December 2, 2012
With the focus on Luck, many analysts, professional and amateur alike, were simply left in awe by his performance:
Not sure what's more impressive:Luck is 1st #1 pick with 8 win as a rookie, or the fact that 5 of them 4th Q game winning drive variety— trey wingo (@wingoz) December 2, 2012
Andrew Luck’s GW drive was the perfect combination of quarterbacking with feet and arm. Absolutely remarkable.— Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) December 2, 2012
I've been preaching for a long time now, believe people . . . Colts Andrew Luck is the best rookie QB in the history of the NFL.— NFLVR (@NFLVR) December 2, 2012
For as much praise that was being thrown around, there were those who were not too happy with the end result:
Lets be real here I'm not saying Andrew luck isn't good. I'm not saying that at all, I'm just saying people over hype him.— Zachh (@ex_ZACH_ly) December 2, 2012
Andrew Luck should not get credit for game winning drives when he throws 3 interventions to get in that position— Adam Scherer (@Adam_Scherer3) December 2, 2012
There were also Lions fans that didn't mind watching the magic Luck and Colts performed against their favorite team:
Luck had a lousy game until the final drive when it mattered most. As much as it hurt me, that was fun to watch him lead #Colts to victory.— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) December 2, 2012
Whether you're a fan of the Colts or not, it's hard to not appreciate what Luck and Co. have been doing on the field this season against all odds. It's a great story and we're witnessing history before our eyes.
Twitter has yet again given us a diverse look at the thoughts of many surrounding an NFL event. This time, it was the Colts once again shocking the league.