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Owen Daniels

Colts try to stop chatter after beating Broncos 27-24

Rob Chudzinski spent most of this week tucked inside the Colts' team complex in search of answers.

Whatever the new offensive coordinator found worked.

Five days after changing play-callers, Andrew Luck looked like his old self, the Colts played like the contender they were supposed to be and their 42-year-old kicker made a 55-yard field goal with 6:13 left Sunday, giving Indianapolis a momentum-building 27-24 victory over Peyton Manning's previously unbeaten Broncos.

"I know they didn't leave the office. They all rose to the challenge. They came out going to get this done, no matter what," coach Chuck Pagano said. "The execution, swagger, all that...