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It’s not just Luck, though.

These Colts thrive on debunking conventional wisdom.

When they started the rebuilding process after the 2011 season with a first-time general manager, a first-time head coach, a rookie quarterback and no Manning, they were considered one of the worst teams in football.

They wound up winning 11 games and making the playoffs even with Pagano missing 12 games to battle leukemia.

This summer, when some said Indy would regress in terms of wins against a tougher schedule, the Colts still wound up winning 11 and captured their first AFC South title without Manning.

And on Saturday, after trailing by 28 with 28½ minutes remaining and everybody else giving up on them, the Colts still believed.

NFL sacks champ Robert Mathis walked to the bench and slammed his helmet, then stewed stoically on the bench waiting for his next chance as Luck took the field one more time.

Saturday marked the 11th time he led the Colts to a winning score in the fourth quarter or overtime over the past two seasons — more than any other quarterback in the NFL.

And after Saturday, even the outsiders are beginning to wonder if there’s anything Luck can’t do.

Pagano and his players already know the answer.

“I don’t know what level it is, but he sure went to another one (Saturday),” Pagano said. “He’s a guy that is able to put things behind him in a hurry.

“I’ve seen a lot of guys on either side of the ball have some poor plays here and there whether it’s a quarterback and you throw three interceptions, you come right out of the half and you’re gunned up and ready to go play good football and boom, you start the second half the way we started the second half. The guy is just strong-minded that way.”

The Colts know he’s not going to change his style now with another big game coming up, and Luck’s teammates aren’t about to change their philosophies either.

“That was a crazy one to say the least. It took a lot out of us,” Freeman said. “That’s what we always preach, go play from the first play to the last play. It was definitely exhausting, but it was a great win.”