By Doug Farrar
January 04, 2014

Andrew Luck made the play of the game in the Colts' win over the Chiefs.Andrew Luck made the play of the game in the Colts' win over the Chiefs. (Michael Conroy/AP)

When NBC announcers Dan Hicks and Mike Mayock pointed out in the second half of the wild-card playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs that Colts running back Donald Brown had never lost a fumble in his NFL career ... well, you knew that the time-honored announcer jinx was right around the corner. Brown had actually fumbled once in his rookie year after the Colts selected him in the first round out of Connecticut in 2009, but another one seemed inevitable.

And so it happened with 10:45 left in the fourth quarter, when quarterback Andrew Luck handed Brown the ball from the Kansas City 2-yard line, and Brown coughed it up after Chiefs safety Eric Berry tackled him with perfect form.

Luck, however, had other ideas. He somehow grabbed the errant pigskin and had the presence of mind to get in position to score, which he did by reaching the ball over the plane in an amazing performance.

That score and the resulting extra point put the Colts within three points at 41-38, en route to their 45-44 victory. Kansas City led 31-10 at the half.

(GIF courtesy of BuzzFeed)

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