Luck’s (17/35, 205 YDS, 1 TD) late fourth quarter touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne was the difference, and ensures them of a playoff berth.
Luck’s impressive rookie season has been highlighted by his ability to pull together comeback victories, his seventh 4th quarter rally this season.
Patriots’ cast-off Darius Butler had another big day, returning an interception 32 yards for a TD.
The Colts are considered a surprise this season after last year’s failure without Peyton manning, and many thought the rebuilding process would take some time with Luck at the helm.
The 10-5 Colts also join the Miami Dolphins as the only two NFL teams to win at least 10 games after losing 14 or more the previous season.