Just Enough luck

The Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins battled to the bitter end. For the Colts, Adam Vinatieri's buzzer-beating field goal kept their playoff dreams alive. The Dolphins, on the other hand, barely missed out on an opportunity to assert themselves in the AFC Wildcard race.


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Andrew Luck. What more can be said. In my opinion, aside from Patrick Mahomes, Luck's had the most impressive season of any quarterback in the NFL. After missing last year due to injury, the Stanford-educated lumberjack his throwing the ball like an ax into a Christmas Tree at this time of year. 'Tis the season of Luck, and today, the Colts got both kinds.


Just look at this stat line: 30/37 for 343 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT. Crazy. Against one of the NFL's better defenses too. He is simply unreal. Every single week he racks up another 300+ without breaking a sweat. Old man Andrew is one of the most naturally talented passers in the League...and that fact was on fully display this evening.


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Now, for the other kind of Luck...the kind that makes old white dudes in the stands take off their caps at the end and wipe their foreheads, saying, "whew!" After trailing 24-14 in the fourth quarter, Luck whipped his merry band of royal blue rebels into shape, and single-handedly led Indianapolis back into the game ...and eventually a tie at 24 apiece.


After another punt by Miami, Frank Reich's legion asserted their will. They pummeled the Dolphin's D as they had all quarter long and drove down to the 14 yard-line, setting up the game-winning field goal. 27-24, Indianapolis.


The Dolphins likely just lost out on a chance at playoff berth. But honestly, who thought they were actually going to make the postseason? Nobody. They're like the Clippers. On offense, they have enough dudes to hang around. But their defense carries them and keeps them relevant later in the season than perhaps they should.


I think this is about it for them, though. Unless Tannehill rediscovers the ability to be good then the Dolphins will probably float to an 8-8 finish or so.


Meanwhile, the Colts are looking better by the week and are still right smack in the middle of the playoff hunt.