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After Alex Smith found Knile Davis for a 10-yard touchdown to take a 38-10 lead in the third quarter, it would have been nearly impossible to find even the most diehard Colts fan who thought their team would come back in the game.
The Chiefs were playing like an offensive juggernaut, and Andrew Luck and the Colts offense were struggling in a big way.
But then Luck and the Colts caught fire.
It started with a 10-yard touchdown run from Donald Brown to make the score 38-17, and that was followed by two Luck touchdown passes sandwiched around a Ryan Succop field goal.
Before the fat lady could warm up her vocal cords, the Colts turned a 28-point deficit into 10 points heading into the third quarter.
Despite having a huge lead, the Chiefs ran just nine times in the entire second half, compared to 28 passing plays. Even without Charles, that is a shocking ratio for a team that relied so heavily on the ground game all season long.
Once Luck recovered the Colts fumble at the goal line and ran into the end zone to make it a 41-38 game, the momentum had completely shifted to the side of the home team.
Less than six minutes later, Luck delivered one of the biggest throws of his career—a 64-yard pass to T.Y. Hilton—that gave the Colts their first lead of the game.
Luck finished the game with 443 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions, but more importantly, he finished the day on the winning side of a 45-44 score.
The Colts' 28-point comeback was not only the biggest surprises of the weekend, but was also one of the most shocking comebacks in playoff history.