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Andrew Luck throws TD pass to Hilton with 32 seconds left as Colts beat Browns 25-24

  • Indianapolis Colts' Josh Cribbs (16) returns a kick against the Cleveland Browns in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

    Indianapolis Colts' Josh Cribbs (16) returns a kick against the Cleveland Browns in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) shakes hands with holder Pat McAfee (1) after a 33-yard field goal against the Cleveland Browns in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) shakes hands with holder Pat McAfee (1) after a 33-yard field goal against the Cleveland Browns in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert returns an interception for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert returns an interception for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

Andrew Luck threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton with 32 seconds left, rallying Indianapolis to a 25-24 win on Sunday over the Browns.

Cleveland contained the Colts quarterback until the final minute, but couldn't finish him off.

Before Luck connected with Hilton, Colts running back Daniel Herron picked up 2 yards on fourth down to keep the drive alive. Luck, who threw two interceptions and spent the day being harassed by an energized Browns defense, then fired his second TD pass to Hilton.

The Colts (9-4) trailed 21-7 in the third quarter, but stormed back behind Luck, who finished 24 of 53 for 294 yards.

The Browns (7-6) got two defensive touchdowns, but Cleveland's offense, led by struggling quarterback Brian Hoyer, couldn't do enough to keep the team's playoff hopes from fading.

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