Early in the third quarter of the AFC Wild Card game between Kansas City and Indianapolis, the Chiefs led the Colts by 28 points. Then, as if somebody flipped a switch, the Colts roared back, outscoring their opponents 35-6. Indianapolis won the game, 45-44, in Andrew Luck’s very first home playoff game.
As the events unfolded, Twitter melted down with a mixture of shock, awe and snark. Below is a smattering of the best reactions over the Colts victory.
Andrew Luck is a 2nd half player. Or one could say he is pulling a reverse Tony Romo.
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) January 5, 2014
Andrew Luck gonna make some little cavemen tonight in Indy — #DTB12 #TEPBII (@DouchyTomBrady) January 5, 2014
This just goes to show that Andrew Luck can do anything on the football field, even if half of those are things you don’t want him to do. — Jeb Lund (@Mobute) January 5, 2014
The legend of Andrew Luck goes to a new level. #Colts
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) January 5, 2014
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) January 5, 2014
This performance by Andrew Luck reminds me of his father Oliver Luck’s performances with Oilers! Just kidding. No resemblance. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 5, 2014
Andrew Luck… You got the juice now, B!
— Donte’ Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) January 5, 2014
This is absolutely unbelievable. What a comeback. Luck is a baaaaaadddd young man. And Hilton isn’t shabby, eithr
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) January 5, 2014
Andrew Luck is a Savage!!! — Kenjon Barner (@KBDeuce4) January 5, 2014
A Peyton Manning-esque performance from Andrew Luck. Colts fans have been treated over the years. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2014
We just saw one of the top five plays they’ll show when Andrew Luck is inducted in the Hall of Fame.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) January 5, 2014
Andrew Luck is 24 years old, folks. Get used to him.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) January 5, 2014
I hate the Colts but that was a very impressive comeback. Andrew Luck is legit. Feel bad for KC though I def think they were the better team — Watson Ritchie (@WatsonRitchie) January 5, 2014
oh yeah and one more thing I almost forgot.. Andrew Luck playoff wins since the move 1 that guy who plays in Denver 0
— Paul Francis (@14pfrancis) January 5, 2014
Luck is first eligible for a new contract after next season, and I expect Jim Irsay will give him $150M in gold plates.
— Chase Stuart (@fbgchase) January 5, 2014
In perhaps the biggest coups of all, Luck received a compliment from the Iron Sheik.
Andrew Luck Iron Sheik class #KCvsIND
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) January 5, 2014