INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck threw for 376 yards and one touchdown, Daniel “Boom” Herron ran for another score and the Indianapolis Colts dominated the second half to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-10 in the AFC wild-card round Sunday.
The Colts (12-5) head to Denver to face the Broncos (12-4) next week Sunday; Luck is 0-2 in the postseason on the road.
For Cincinnati (10-6-1), the postseason misery continues: The Bengals became the first team in NFL history to lose four consecutive opening-round playoff games. Andy Dalton finished 18-of-35 for 151 yards and lost a fumble as he fell to 0-4 in the playoffs.
Indy led 13-10 at halftime, but Luck changed the game by floating a perfect 36-yard TD pass to Donte Moncrief as Luck was falling down in the third quarter. That made it 20-10.
Adam Vinatieri sealed the win with the final two of his four field goals.
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