NFL: Andrew Luck grabs first win for Colts


Andrew Luck grabbed his first win in the NFL as the Indianapolis Colts sneaked past the Minnesota Vikings thanks to a late field goal at Lucas Oil Stadium.

A lot was riding on the shoulders of the player picked to replace Peyton Manning, but 23-year-old Luck rose to the challenge Рmanaging to eclipse Manning by winning his home debut in the NFL.

Luck threw a couple of touchdown passes and set up Adam Vinatieri for a game-winning, 52-yard field goal with 8 seconds left that gave the Indianapolis Colts a 23-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

The Colts looked to be coasting with a 14-point lead entering the final five minutes, but Christian Ponder found his feet for the Vikings and led them to two touchdowns to level the game.

Stephen Burton benefited, grabbing a pass that was tipped into the air twice before finding its way into his grasp.

With 30 seconds left on the clock, Ponder found a more conventional route to the hands of Kyle Rudolph from six yards out to level the game.

Luck then made more than a passing resemblance to Manning as he led the Colts 45 yards in 23 second to set-up the attempt for Vinatieri, who made no mistake to grab the win.

Indianapolis have now won the last three games at home stretching back to the end of last season and with Luck quickly erasing last week’s blowout loss in Chicago things could be looking up.