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There was only one first-half punt. The teams combined for 881 total yards without any turnovers, and Miami’s Ryan Tannehill, who was limited in practice all week and considered questionable, was 22 of 38 for 290 yards with one TD.

The difference: Luck just made more big plays.

“The kid, he continues to amaze,” Wayne said after catching seven passes for 78 yards. “Hopefully I can help, you know, add on to his legacy that he’s about to build.”

About to? He’s already well on his way.

With the Colts trailing 17-13, Luck hooked up with Hilton on the leaping grab to make it 20-17 with 1:49 left in the third quarter.

Miami tied the score on Dan Carpenter’s 31-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, and then Luck immediately led the Colts on a 13-play, 69-yard drive to set up Adam Vinatieri’s decisive 43-yard field goal with 5:58 to go.

Indy’s defense stopped the Dolphins on their final two possessions and Indy sealed the win with a Vick Ballard’s 19-yard run with under a minute to go — a fitting end for the man who promised to win games with defense and power football when he was first hired as coach last winter.

But on Sunday, the Colts were just glad he was around to watch it all in person.

NOTES: Colts defensive end Robert Mathis sacked Tannehill in the first quarter, giving him a sack in his eighth straight game. …. Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake recorded a sack in his fifth consecutive game. … Wayne’s TD moved him past former college and pro teammate Edgerrin James into third on the franchise’s career list with 76 TDs…. Indianapolis honored the new WNBA champion Indiana Fever just before halftime. … Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake recorded a sack in his fifth consecutive game. … The Colts had a long postgame injury list that included cornerback Jerraud Powers (toe), right tackle Winston Justice (knee), running back Donald Brown (knee), receiver Donnie Avery (hip), outside linebacker Robert Mathis (back) and center Samson Satele (back). … Miami linebacker Kevin Burnett, cornerback Nolan Carroll and defensive tackle Paul Soliai all sustained undisclosed injuries.