New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts

NYG
27
IND
28
FINAL
1234T
NYG 1437327
IND 0714728

Game Information
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 61,738

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck took one peek at the New York Giants' defense and changed the call.

Instead of trying to force the late run coach Frank Reich wanted, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback asked T.Y. Hilton to go up the field with the defenders and Chester Rogers to slide underneath into the flat. It worked brilliantly.

Rogers' 1-yard TD reception with 55 seconds left gave the Colts their first lead of the day, a 28-27 victory over the Giants and a shot to end a three-year playoff drought next week.

"I just can't say how clutch Andrew was on that last drive," Reich said. "He made a check on that last play. I called a run, he checked to a pass because he saw the pressure."

Actually, Luck faced the same alignment earlier in the game and asked his receivers if they could make the audible work with the game - and perhaps Indy's season - potentially on the line.

When they said yes, Luck swung the ball out to a wide-open Rogers, who turned up the field and scooted into the end zone untouched for Indy's eighth win in nine games. The Colts (9-6) started 1-5, including 0-2 at home, but won their last six home games and now would make the playoffs for the first time in four years if they beat Tennessee next week. They could even win the AFC South with a win and a loss by Houston.

Still, Luck, Reich and everybody else in the Colts' locker room downplayed the playoff talk and instead tried to focus on a remarkable comeback in a game that looked lost.

Luck led the Colts to touchdowns on three of their first four second-half possessions, capitalizing on just about every opportunity. He finished 31 of 47 for 357 yards with one interception and two touchdowns, including the audible.

"When he called the run, I looked at Chester and T.Y. and said, `How about running the pass pattern on top?' and they said, `Yeah, we'll do it,"' Luck said. "Glad they picked up on it."

The Giants (5-10) had themselves to blame for their second straight loss.

After leading the entire game and having a chance to make it a two-possession lead after reaching the Colts 7, New York settled for a 27-yard field goal that made it 27-21 in the fourth quarter.

The unraveling began after Indy pinned the Giants back at the 4. The Giants were called for two offensive penalties and then watched Saquon Barkley lose the ball on a third-down run. Darius Leonard scooped it up and ran into the end zone, but the officials ruled Barkley's forward progress had been stopped, forcing a punt.

On the ensuing possession, linebacker Tae Davis was called for pass interference on third-and-3 and six plays later, cornerback B.W. Webb drew the same infraction in the end zone, giving Luck the ball at the 1. He found Rogers on the next play, and the Giants' last gasp ended when Eli Manning was picked off by Malik Hooker.

Manning was 25 of 33 for 309 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Barkley rushed 21 times for 43 yards and one score while catching five passes for 113 yards.

"They made the plays at the end to get the ball in the end zone," Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. "They made enough plays to win and we didn't at the end."

INJURY REPORT

Giants: Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) missed his third straight game and linebacker Alec Ogletree sat out with a concussion. ... Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. left on the first series of the game with an injured calf and did not return. ... Tight end Rhett Ellison left in the third quarter with a concussion and also did not return.

Colts: Center Ryan Kelly (neck) and Pro Bowl tight end Eric Ebron (concussion) left in the first half. Neither returned. ... Cornerbacks Kenny Moore III and Quincy Wilson departed on successive plays in the third quarter with undisclosed injuries.

STAT PACK

Giants: Barkley needs two receptions to break the NFL's single-season franchise record for most receptions by a rookie running back. Reggie Bush had 88 in 2006. ... Sterling Shepard had six catches for 113 yards but only one catch for three yards in the second half. ... Evan Engram caught six passes for 87 yards.

Colts: Hilton had seven catches for 138 yards while Rogers caught seven for 54 yards. ... Dontrelle Inman caught a 2-yard TD pass from Luck in the third quarter and Nyheim Hines and Marlon Mack each rushed for TDs. ... Kicker Adam Vinatieri tied Jeff Feagles for No. 3 on the league's career list for games played (352). ... John Unitas Jr. and John Unitas III served as honorary captains as the 60th anniversary of the 1958 championship between these teams nears.

UP NEXT

Giants: Host NFC East champion Dallas' regular-season finale next Sunday.

Colts: Put their playoff hopes on the line next Sunday at Tennessee.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Giants Colts
08:11 Saquon Barkley 1 yd run (Aldrick Rosas kick) 7 0
01:41 Scott Simonson 3 yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick) 14 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Giants Colts
04:09 Nyheim Hines 1 yd run (Adam Vinatieri kick) 14 7
01:10 Aldrick Rosas 40 yd FG 17 7

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Giants Colts
07:38 Dontrelle Inman 2 yd pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick) 17 14
03:42 Eli Manning 1 yd run (Aldrick Rosas kick) 24 14
00:32 Marlon Mack 3 yd run (Adam Vinatieri kick) 24 21

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Giants Colts
09:20 Aldrick Rosas 27 yd FG 27 21
00:55 Chester Rogers 1 yd pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick) 27 28

Team Stats
  New York Indianapolis
1st Downs 22 27
Total Yards 392 402
Passing 309 353
Passing Completions/Attempts 25-33 31-47
Yards/Pass 9.4 7.4
Rushing 83 49
Rushing Attempts 29 16
Yards/Rush 2.9 3.1
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Possession 31:41 28:19

New York Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Eli Manning 25 33 309 9.4 1 1

Indianapolis Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Andrew Luck 31 47 357 7.6 2 1

New York Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Saquon Barkley 21 43 2.0 1 6
Evan Engram 2 26 13.0 0 14
Wayne Gallman Jr. 2 12 6.0 0 8
Corey Coleman 1 5 5.0 0 5
Eli Manning 2 0 0.0 1 1
Sterling Shepard 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3

Indianapolis Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Marlon Mack 12 34 2.8 1 11
Andrew Luck 2 13 6.5 0 14
Nyheim Hines 2 2 1.0 1 1

New York Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Sterling Shepard 6 113 18.8 0 55
Evan Engram 6 87 14.5 0 32
Saquon Barkley 5 34 6.8 0 18
Bennie Fowler III 1 26 26.0 0 26
Rhett Ellison 2 18 9.0 0 16
Scott Simonson 3 16 5.3 1 8
Cody Latimer 1 10 10.0 0 10
Elijhaa Penny 1 5 5.0 0 5
Corey Coleman 0 0 0.0 0

Indianapolis Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
T.Y. Hilton 7 138 19.7 0 55
Chester Rogers 7 54 7.7 1 15
Dontrelle Inman 4 46 11.5 1 29
Zach Pascal 4 41 10.2 0 15
Nyheim Hines 4 41 10.2 0 28
Eric Ebron 3 28 9.3 0 14
Ryan Grant 1 5 5.0 0 5
Marlon Mack 1 4 4.0 0 4
Mo Alie-Cox 0 0 0.0 0

New York Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Tae Davis 6 2 1 4
Curtis Riley 6 0 0 0
Michael Thomas 5 2 0 0
B.W. Webb 5 0 0 0
B.J. Goodson 4 2 0 0
Grant Haley 4 0 0 0
Sean Chandler 2 0 0 0
Janoris Jenkins 2 0 0 0
Dalvin Tomlinson 2 2 0 0
Ukeme Eligwe 1 0 0 0
Kareem Martin 1 0 0 0
Josh Mauro 1 0 0 0
Olivier Vernon 1 1 0 0
Lorenzo Carter 0 0 0 0
Zak DeOssie 0 0 0 0
B.J. Hill 0 0 0 0
Cody Latimer 0 0 0 0
Nate Stupar 0 0 0 0

Indianapolis Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Darius Leonard 8 1 0 0
Matthew Adams 5 0 0 0
Zaire Franklin 5 1 0 0
Pierre Desir 4 0 0 0
Malik Hooker 4 2 0 0
Kenny Moore II 4 1 0 0
George Odum 4 5 0 0
Tyquan Lewis 2 0 0 0
Mike Mitchell 2 2 0 0
Hassan Ridgeway 2 0 0 0
Jabaal Sheard 2 1 0 0
J.J. Wilcox 2 0 0 0
Quincy Wilson 2 1 0 0
Denico Autry 1 1 0 0
Al-Quadin Muhammad 1 2 0 0
Ahmad Thomas 1 0 0 0
Najee Goode 0 0 0 0
Nate Hairston 0 0 0 0
Margus Hunt 0 1 0 0
Chris Milton 0 0 0 0
Grover Stewart 0 1 0 0
Kemoko Turay 0 0 0 0

New York Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Curtis Riley 1 0 0

Indianapolis Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Malik Hooker 1 7 0

New York Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Corey Coleman 1 16 16.0 0 16

Indianapolis Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Zach Pascal 1 24 24.0 0 24

New York Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jawill Davis 1 0 0.0 0 0

Indianapolis Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Chester Rogers 2 3 1.5 0 5

New York Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Aldrick Rosas 2 2 100.0 40

Indianapolis Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
No kicking stats.

New York Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Riley Dixon 3 145 52

Indianapolis Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Rigoberto Sanchez 4 186 63