"To see him bounce back is huge," coach Jim Caldwell said. "When you miss like that, the second one can be difficult. But he has an unusual focusing ability."
Stafford played brilliantly, going 31 of 39 for 340 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
But against Indy's depleted secondary, Stafford found receivers who turned short catches into big gains. Four plays later, Prater got his chance, and he hit it right.
"We made a lot of plays, and we just ran out of gas (on defense)," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. "We just couldn't make that one more play that we needed to make."
Indy was called for a safety on the final play of the game, for throwing an illegal forward pass in its end zone.
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