NFL: Indianapolis Colts need overtime TD to beat Tennessee Titans
Last Updated: 28/10/12 10:19pm
Andrew Luck and Vick Ballard celebrate the Colts' game-winning touchdown against the Titans
The Indianapolis Colts continued their hold over the Tennessee Titans with a 19-13 overtime win on Sunday.
Andrew Luck threw a 16-yard touchdown screen pass to running back Vick Ballard 4:49 into the extra period to finally end the game.
The Colts (4-3) have now beaten Tennessee in seven of their last eight meetings and seven of the past 10 in Nashville.
Luck lead the Colts on a pair 80-yard touchdown drives; the top overall draft pick set up Delone Carter's one-yard TD run that tied the game at 13-13 with 3:24 left in the fourth quarter.
And in overtime, Ballard capped the gamw-winning drive, the rookie crossing the goal line upside down with his head hitting the pylon for the TD. Officials reviewed the play before ruling it a score.
The Titans (3-5) had won two in a row and had a couple of chances to win this one in regulation play, including seeing a fumble by Colts' Dwayne Allen overturned, denying the hosts a chance to have a go at a field goal.
Indianapolis outgained Tennessee 457-339, and Luck was 26 of 38 for 297 yards. Adam Vinatieri also kicked two field goals.
Hasselbeck was 22 of 29 for 236 yards with a TD pass to Kendall Wright in the second quarter that was the 200th of his career, making him the 32nd player in NFL history to reach that mark.
Chris Johnson ran for 99 yards, and Bironas kicked two field goals while also missing a 45-yard attempt to the right.