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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck with teammates after a 14-yard touchdown to wide receiver Donnie Avery as time expired against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2012. Indianapolis won 35-33. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (AP)
Andrew Luck-led Colts rally to beat Lions 35-33

Posted on Dec. 2, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 2, 2012 at 5:12 p.m.

DETROIT — Andrew Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time left to lift the Indianapolis Colts to a dramatic 35-33 comeback win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

With the final seconds ticking away, the rookie quarterback moved up in the pocket, flipped a short pass to Avery, and the receiver ran untouched into the end zone to complete a rally that started with Lions up 12 points midway through the fourth quarter.

The Colts (8-4) stayed in control of the AFC wild-card race with the win. Detroit (5-8) lost for the fourth straight time, including three in a row at home after leading in the final quarter.

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