Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E Sports) – Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes, all in the second-half, and scored on a fumble recovery to push the Indianapolis Colts to a 45-44 comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Colts quarterback finished 29 of 45 for 443 yards and three interceptions in the wild-card game.
The Chiefs took a 38-10 lead early in the third quarter, but all they could muster after that were two field goals.
The victory sends the Colts (12-5) to either Denver or New England next weekend for the divisional round.
Alex Smith was 30 of 46 for 378 yards with four TDs and no interceptions on a day he lost his top two running backs, Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis, and starting receiver Donnie Avery to injuries.
Charles suffered a concussion on opening drive. He got hit hard and stayed down on the field, face first, for a few moments.
Avery left in the third quarter also with a concusssion, though it’s unclear when the injury occurred.
Davis injured his left knee after he was hit in the fourth quarter.
The Chiefs (11-6) finished its turnaround season with three straight losses.