Colts Earn A Trip To The Mile High City
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck threw for 376 yards and one touchdown, Daniel "Boom" Herron ran for another TD and Indianapolis dominated the second half to beat Cincinnati 26-10 in the AFC wild-card round. That's the sixth straight playoff defeat for Cincinnati, which hasn't won a postseason game since 1990.
The Colts head to Denver next week Sunday hoping for a change in their Luck. Their quarterback is 0-2 in the postseason on the road.
Indy led 13-10 at halftime, but Luck changed the game by floating a perfect 36-yard TD pass to Donte Moncrief as Luck was falling down in the third quarter. That made it 20-10.
Adam Vinatieri (vihn-uh-TEHR'-ee) sealed the win with the final two of his four field goals.
For Cincinnati the postseason misery continued: It became the first team in NFL history to lose four consecutive opening-round playoff games. Andy Dalton finished went 18 of 35 for 151 yards and lost a fumble as he fell to 0-4 in the playoffs.
Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis tied Marty Schottenheimer, Jim Mora and Steven Owen for most consecutive playoff losses (six) by a coach.
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