The Indianapolis Colts proved that 2012 wasn’t a fluke, finishing with a second straight 11-5 season, and capturing their first AFC South title in three years. Like the previous year, the Colts were a team that often won games in the final minutes as Andrew Luck continues to shine as one of the league’s top young quarterbacks. Here are the team’s five best moments of the season.
5. Colts erase 18 point deficit against Texans on Sunday Night Football
The 5-2 Indianapolis Colts were hoping to hand the Houston Texans their sixth straight loss in primetime.
The Colts defense had no answer for Andre Johnson, who had 229 yards on nine catches and three touchdowns, while Andrew Luck was sacked four times. As a result, the Colts trailed 24-6 late in the third quarter.
T.Y. Hilton scored a touchdown late in the third quarter with a failed two point conversion, then added another 58-yard touchdown with 9:46 left before putting up the game-winning score, a nine-yard touchdown with four minutes left in the fourth.
Randy Bullock missed a 55-yard field goal that would have sent the game into overtime, clinching a Colts win.
Just another day at the office for Indy, another Andrew Luck-led come-from-behind win in the game’s final minutes.