Colts beat Detroit Lions 35-33 with a last-minute touchdown

Luck, Avery score in final seconds

DETROIT - Andrew Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time left to lift the Colts to a dramatic 35-33 comeback win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

With the final seconds ticking away, the rookie quarterback moved up in the pocket, flipped a short pass to Avery, and the receiver ran untouched into the end zone to complete a rally that started with Lions up 12 points midway through the fourth quarter.

"It was the slowest 11 yards that I ever felt like I ran, but, you know, we won," Avery said in the locker room.

"We've got a bunch of guys in the locker room that, maybe we don't know any better, but we just keep playing," Luck said afterward. "It helps that we've won some close games before."

The Colts (8-4) stayed in control of the AFC wild-card race with the win.

"Obviously, we're elated at the victory. Some teams find ways to win, others don't. Ours do," said interim head coach Bruce Arians. "It was another team victory. Our defense got them off the field there at the end. It's never over until the last click goes off the clock."

Detroit (5-8) lost for the fourth straight time, including three in a row at home after leading in the final quarter.

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