Quarterback Andrew Luck logged 285 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts overpowered the Tennessee Titans 33-17 to clinch the sixth playoff spot.
With the Houston Texans having already won the AFC South title with a win over the Jaguars, it was up to the Colts or the Titans to grab the second wild-card. The Titans were the favorite to win but that didn’t matter to Luck and the Colts who played solidly throughout the match.
Surprisingly, the Colts ranked last in week six after a 1-5 start into this season. By Sunday, not only had they achieved the impossible but Luck had a new record: 11 wins for a quarterback against one opponent. The playoff berth was also good news to manager Frank Reich who was only hired this year.
With quarterback Marcus Mariota sidelined with injuries, the Titans found themselves struggling for the better part of the game. By the time the game ended, Tennessee not only snapped their four-game winning streak but they missed the playoffs.
Of course, all credits goes to the Colts after the impeccable match. Running back Marlon Mack ran for 119 yards and had one touchdown. Luck was simply amazing, shredding through the top-rated Titans defense until the end. With the win, the Colts are into the playoffs for the first time since 2014.