Luck rallies surprising Colts to thrilling win over Lions

4:44 PM, Dec 2, 2012   |    comments
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Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Andrew Luck and Donnie Avery got together on a 14-yard score on the final play of the game as the Indianapolis Colts shocked the Detroit Lions, 35-33, at Ford Field on Sunday.

The Colts (8-4) were down by 12 points late in the game, but went on two straight scoring drives that Luck capped with touchdown passes to help the team win for a sixth time in the past seven games.

Luck finished the game 24-for-54 for 391 yards with four touchdown passes and three interceptions, while also totaling 33 rushing yards on three carries. Avery caught two of the scores, while LaVon Brazill and Coby Fleener each caught a touchdown pass in the win.

Detroit's Calvin Johnson continued his fantastic run with 13 catches for 171 yards and a touchdown. The NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November, Johnson had a career-high for catches in the game and tied an NFL record with his fifth straight game of at least 125 receiving yards.

On the season, he has an NFL-leading 1,428 yards and is 420 yards from the league record set by Jerry Rice in 1995.

Matthew Stafford passed for 313 yards, two touchdowns and an interception on 27-of-46 attempts, while Brandon Pettigrew also caught a touchdown pass for the Lions (4-8), who have dropped their past four games to kill any chances of consecutive playoff appearances for the team.

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