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November 15, 2013

Colts' comebacks no laughing matter

ANDERSON — Comebacks have become commonplace for the Indianapolis Colts.

But Thursday night's rally against the Tennessee Titans still managed to stand out. Perhaps it was the importance of the contest in the AFC South race or the prime time kickoff that elevated this one.

More likely it was the product of Sunday's disastrous 38-8 home loss against the St. Louis Rams.

As the defense melted down with three consecutive personal fouls in the second quarter, and the Colts again fell behind by 14 points, a once-promising season suddenly began circling the drain.

It all changed the blink of an eye, with Indianapolis (7-3) putting up 17 points before Tennessee (4-6) touched the ball on offense again and scoring 20 unanswered overall in a 30-27 victory that gave the team command of the division standings.

"We definitely needed this one after last week, playing as bad as we played (against the Rams)," linebacker Pat Angerer said during a conference call Friday. "Thursday games are always sloppy. They're always a big challenge for everybody, short week. To be able to come out and not play as well as we could have and get a win versus a good team, a good conference team, it just shows a lot about the character of the guys on the team and how good our coaches really are."

Angerer fell on an onside kick with 1:54 remaining in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. It was the Colts' sixth win after trailing by 12 or more points during quarterback Andrew Luck's 26-game regular season career. And it improved the team's record to 14-2 in games decided by seven or fewer points during that same time period.

But fans weren't the only ones with their hearts in their throats as Titans running back Chris Johnson scored a pair of touchdowns to give the home team a 14-0 first-quarter lead.

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