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VIDEO: Remembering When Andrew Luck Scooped Up a Fumble for a TD Against the Chiefs

By michael obermuller
Andrew Luck dives into the endzone after recovering a teammate's fumble.
Andrew Luck dives into the endzone after recovering a teammate's fumble. / NBC, NFL on Reddit

Andrew Luck's career didn't quite turn out as everyone expected. Injuries derailed the young star early and wore on his body, causing him to retire after a seven-year tenure in the league. Even so, it didn't stop Luck from living on in NFL history with plays like this.

The name fits the moment here, as the football takes a lucky bounce right back into the hands of the quarterback following a Donald Brown fumble near the goal line. Luck does the rest. This play was truly iconic, not only for its rarity, but because of the situation.

The Indianapolis Colts were down 38-10 at one point in this playoff game, but this leaping score put the Colts just three points back of the Kansas City Chiefs (41-38). The final score ended up being 45-44 Colts, marking one of the greatest playoff comebacks in NFL history.

The 2013-14 victory was one of the most exciting games you'll ever watch. An instant classic. For Andrew Luck, it was symbolic of his career. A player willing to sacrifice anything and everything for the love of the game, for that extra yard. That is all we can ever hope for as fans.

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