Broncos will host either Chargers or Colts after Chiefs blow huge lead

Last updated: Jan 4, 2014 9:08 PM

Andrew Luck and the Colts came back from a 38-10 third-quarter deficit to take down Alex Smith and the Chiefs in a spectacular 45-44 win Saturday evening.

If San Diego upsets Cincinnati on Sunday, then the Broncos will host the Chargers next Sunday.

If the Bengals win, then Denver will host Indy with a chance to avenge their Week 7 loss.

Indy's comeback from down 28 points is the second largest in postseason history, with Buffalo's legendary win over the Oilers the only bigger one. Houston had led that 1992 Wild Card game 35-3 in the third quarter, but Buffalo and backup quarterback Frank Reich stormed back for a 41-38 overtime win.

The Colts are only the third team in NFL history (regular or postseason) to come back from a deficit of 28 or more points and win. Four others came back but ultimately lost, while the 1960 Broncos came back from down 38-7 to manage a 38-38 tie with Buffalo.

Indy turned the ball over four times in the game, and KC's 44 points are the most the Colts have ever allowed in a postseason game.


Mike Chappell and Randy Covitz recap the game.

The Colts lost corner Greg Toler in the second quarter to a groin injury; Toler missed seven games this season due to a groin problem.

Of course, many Chiefs fans probably expected this result even at halftime; but where does it rank among their many postseason heartbreakers?

Kansas City has now lost eight straight playoff games (LOLZ).

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