NFL  > General NFL  > DREW BREES 2 INT'S, ANDREW LUCK 3 INT'S AND THEY STILL WON.
January 5, 2014, 01:05 AM
It seems that turnovers won't lose a game after all . Both Luck and Brees threw interceptions and some how their team won despite turnovers.

New Orleans had 10 minutes more of TOP and won. Kansas City had 15 minutes more of TOP and lost, go figure.

New Orleans was able to win a playoff game on the road and surprise, surprise the weather was not a factor.

I think the players of Kansas City will be scratching their heads for awhile wondering what went wrong in a game that probably ranks as one of the great come from behind victories in the history of the NFL. The straw that broke Kansas City's back was the intentional grounding against Smith, I wonder why they didn't call it earlier in the game when Smith had also thrown from within the hash marks out of bounds and short of the line of scrimmage. The refs missed the first time he intentionally grounded the ball and were late at calling the one in the 4th quarter.

Not surprised Indianapolis won. I am surprised New Orleans won on the road, next week they will go on the road again @ Seattle. The last time they met the score was 34-7 Seattle.
January 5, 2014  01:25 AM ET

Luck was able to overcome his INT's because he threw for 443 Yards and 4 TD's and 1 of his INT's was meaningless because it happened at the end of the Half resulting in no points for KC. Also the Colts got key breaks in the 2nd half to help them win as in the huge penalty on Smith that put them out of FG range at the end, Bowe not getting his 2nd foot down by a few inches after that penalty which would've set up an easy game winning FG for KC, but before all of that the Turnover Indy got when Mathis caused a fumble in the 3rd Qtr resulted in a TD getting the Colts within 14 points and at that point the game was winnable. Luck scooping up a Donald Brown fumble to score was another huge break too early in the 4th. That Grounding call on Smith was a good call at least so KC didn't get ripped off. REFS let both teams play a physical game which was really nice to see. There wasn't 1 roughing the QB call all day.

January 5, 2014  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Luck was able to overcome his INT's because he threw for 443 Yards and 4 TD's and 1 of his INT's was meaningless because it happened at the end of the Half resulting in no points for KC. Also the Colts got key breaks in the 2nd half to help them win as in the huge penalty on Smith that put them out of FG range at the end, Bowe not getting his 2nd foot down by a few inches after that penalty which would've set up an easy game winning FG for KC, but before all of that the Turnover Indy got when Mathis caused a fumble in the 3rd Qtr resulted in a TD getting the Colts within 14 points and at that point the game was winnable. Luck scooping up a Donald Brown fumble to score was another huge break too early in the 4th. That Grounding call on Smith was a good call at least so KC didn't get ripped off. REFS let both teams play a physical game which was really nice to see. There wasn't 1 roughing the QB call all day.

That goal line fumble that bounced off a Indy players helmet right back to Luck who then plowed right into the end zone was a Lucky bounce.

I think after they were down by 28 points they lost all inhibitions and throw the game plan out the window.

January 5, 2014  10:15 PM ET

The only QB that won a playoff game and didn't throw an interception was Philip Rivers.

January 6, 2014  01:24 AM ET
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The only QB that won a playoff game and didn't throw an interception was Philip Rivers.

Yes but let's be honest here. Both QBs were playing for a chargers win in that game.

January 6, 2014  03:56 AM ET

I think Peyton better be a bit scared with Rivers coming to town. He has always beat Peyton in big games.

January 6, 2014  06:37 AM ET

It happens when the other team forgets to play defense. Especially the Chiefs. The Colts have one receiver and they let him run free in the secondary? Did Monte Kiffin write that defensive strategy for the Chiefs?

January 6, 2014  06:43 AM ET

I am surprised New Orleans won on the road


A lot of people seem to forget how new and raw the Chip Kelly Philadelphia Eagles are. New coaching staff, new base defense, new offensive scheme, new quarterback, and a serious roster overhaul.

It's somewhat amazing to me how many people expected them to beat an 11-5 Saints team, regardless of the venue.

January 6, 2014  06:48 AM ET
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It happens when the other team forgets to play defense. Especially the Chiefs. The Colts have one receiver and they let him run free in the secondary? Did Monte Kiffin write that defensive strategy for the Chiefs?

They'll definitely face a tougher defensive scheme next week. Bill Belichick loves to take away his opponent's #1 offensive weapon. And for New England, it should be as simple as assigning him to Aqib Talib.

 
January 6, 2014  12:34 PM ET

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