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Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck can’t lead comeback against Patriots

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FOXBOROUGH — The Colts went into the fourth quarter facing the sort of twisted predicament they had come to find normal.

Indianapolis trailed the Patriots, 29-22, entering the final frame and Andrew Luck was ready to go to work.

He tried to thread a pass over the middle to his tight end, Coby Fleener, with the hope that it would somehow avoid three New England defenders.

It didn’t.

Before Fleener could get a whiff of it, Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins cut off the pass, and at the same time, cut the cord on a Colts team desperately trying to put together its second straight fourth-quarter comeback.

It was the third of four interceptions for Luck as the Colts fell, 43-22 in the divisional round at Gillette Stadium .

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