VIDEO: Remembering When Donald Brown Scored a Huge Touchdown to Save the Colts From a Winless Season in 2011

Donald Brown's 80-yard touchdown run for the Indianapolis Colts in week 17 of 2011.
Donald Brown's 80-yard touchdown run for the Indianapolis Colts in week 17 of 2011. / NFL on CBS

The 2011 season showed just how valuable Peyton Manning was as a player. The Indianapolis Colts went from a perennial Super Bowl contender to a winless football franchise overnight. Well, almost winless — until running back Donald Brown was able to save the day.

On a play that looked doomed to be blown up in the backfield for a five-yard loss, Brown's refusal to go down reinforces one of the oldest lessons in sports, nothing is impossible. The running back's will and drive outweighed that of the Tennessee Titans defense, and because of that, he was able to make something out of nothing.

Let's not forget a key cutback block from backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky. After that, Brown's speed allows him to take the football 80 yards for a game-clinching and season-saving touchdown. 1-15 sounds a lot better than 0-16.

Moments like this are good for football, and they are good for sports in general, teaching important lessons about never giving up, no matter the odds or what's left at stake.

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