The Herald Bulletin

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Pro Sports

January 5, 2014

Luck reaches new level with playoff rally

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ANDERSON, Ind. —

"(Luck's) play along with the offensive line and the wide receivers, all those guys came up with big plays," Pagano said. "Certainly T.Y. had an unbelievable game, the catches (13), the yards (224, both franchise playoff records). That last throw and catch was phenomenal."

Indianapolis' 536 total yards set a postseason franchise record and were the ninth-most in playoff history. And the 45 points were the second-most ever scored by the Colts in a playoff game.

By Sunday evening, however, the team's thoughts already had turned to New England and the next round of the playoffs. Pagano said the team set only one goal when it arrived for training camp in late July at Anderson University — winning the Super Bowl next month in New York.

To accomplish that objective, the Colts likely will need more days like Saturday from Luck.

"Hey, he does it all," inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman said. "As long as we continue to get the ball to him, we know some kind of way he's going to put points on the board, that offense is going to get rolling. (Offensive coordinator) Pep (Hamilton) has a lot of different schemes. I'm sure y'all see it, they can do it in the passing game and the running game. It's great to have a quarterback like that."

 

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