Chiefs vs. Colts: Takeaways from Indianapolis' Win over Kansas City

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Chiefs vs. Colts: Takeaways from Indianapolis' Win over Kansas City
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What a way to break in the new year. 

Despite a 28-point third-quarter deficit, the Indianapolis Colts managed to defy the impossible yet again with the second-biggest comeback in playoff history, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 45-44 Saturday. 

In what was the greatest game in Lucas Oil Stadium history, the Colts rode Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton and a never-say-die attitude to the first playoff win of the new era. The Colts will next travel to either Denver or New England, depending on the result of the Cincinnati Bengals game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. 

But before we move on to next week, we must take time to revel in this game, one that will go down in history as an instant classic, reminiscent of the Colts' 18-point comeback against the New England Patriots in the 2006 AFC Championship Game. So what was special about this one, and what can we take from it going forward? Find out in this week's takeaways.

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