2018 year in sports

United States celebrates winning gold in the womens gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


United States celebrates winning gold in the women’s gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

2018 is behind us but it was a remarkable year in sports.  We got to see events that only happen every four years, cities in great joy from championships, inspirational stories, and moments that won’t be forgotten.  Let’s take a look back at some of the best stories and moments of 2018 on and off the field.

The Minnesota Miracle 

FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates in the end zone after a making the game-winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints late in the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

The Saints had a 24-23 lead in the divisional round of the playoffs but the Vikings still had some hope of winning with 10 seconds left and at their own 39-yard line.  QB Case Keenum fired a pass to receiver Stefon Diggs who leaped and caught the ball at the Saints 34-yard line.  Saints safety Marcus Williams missed a tackle and Diggs sprinted in the open field into the end zone as time expired.  Vikings won 29-24 and moved on to the NFC championship game in dramatic fashion.

Nick Foles is the real-life Rocky 

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9), gestures after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, against the New England Patriots during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Nick Foles was a pro bowler in 2013 and the Eagles franchise quarterback.  Well at least Eagles fans thought he was.  Chip Kelly had other plans and traded Foles to the Rams.  Foles struggled in St. Louis and eventually requested and was granted a release.  He considered retirement but decided to sign with the Chiefs and play for the head coach who drafted him, Andy Reid.  Foles found his love for the game again and returned to the Eagles to backup 2nd overall pick Carson Wentz.  Wentz was the MVP favorite until he got injured late in the season and the Eagles super bowl hopes looked lost.  Foles however became a Philly legend as he led the underdog Eagles to a Super Bowl championship over the Patriots Dynasty.  Foles was named Super Bowl LII MVP after throwing for 373 yards, 3 touchdowns, and of course a receiving touchdown on 4th and 1 at the 1-yard line.

2018 Winter Olympics 

FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Chloe Kim, of the United States, jumps during the women’s halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Before Kim won gold in the snowboarding halfpipe event, her infectious personality and heartwarming origin story had already won her sponsorships from Toyota, Samsung, Visa and others. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

The 2018 Winter Olympics were held in Pyeongchang, South Korea and the memorable moments just kept pouring in.  North and South Korea walked out together at the opening ceremony as the two nations put their differences aside and showcased a moment of unity and peace on the international stage.  Nigeria sent their first three athletes to the winter games as they represented their nation in women’s bobsledding.  17-year old Chloe Kim won gold for the women’s halfpipe event becoming the youngest woman to win the halfpipe event.  For most people, curling is a joke but the USA curling team won gold for the first time.  The women’s ice hockey team won gold after they beat Canada in a shootout.  In her final Olympic games, Lindsey Vonn took home a bronze and near one of the downhill courses, Vonn scattered some of the ashes of her grandfather who was a veteran of the Korean War.  Just like every Olympiad, the 2018 games had no shortage of unforgettable events.

UMBC upsets Virginia 

FILE – In this March 16, 2018, file photo, UMBC’s Jairus Lyles (10) drives past Virginia’s Devon Hall (0) during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

This very well could be the biggest upset in NCAA tournament history.  When the Retrievers of UMBC beat the Virginia Cavaliers 74-54, they became the first 16 seed to beat the 1 seed in NCAA history.  According to ESPN, only 3.3% of the 17.3 million brackets picked UMBC to win the game and there were no perfect brackets after this game.

Ibrahimović introduces himself to LA

Los Angeles Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, center, of Sweden, and teammates celebrate a goal by Ibrahimovic during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles FC Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Carson, Calif. The Galaxy won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The L.A. Galaxy landed soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimović as the 37-year old will be looking to finish his career in the U.S.  He made his debut on March 31st when he entered as a substitute with the Galaxy down 3-1.  Five minutes after he entered, he scored a goal from the 40-yard range.  Then with the score tied, Zlatan scored a goal in stoppage time to win the game for his new team.

Sister Jean’s Prayers take Loyola Chicago to Final Four 

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, left, greets Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser after the team’s 63-62 win over Tennessee in a second-round game at the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Dallas, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Loyola Chicago Ramblers hadn’t made the NCAA tournament since 1985 and were the #11 seed in South division of the bracket.  There were not too many expectations for the Ramblers but the nation hopped on their Cinderella story that included Sister Jean Dolares-Schmidt who led pre-game prayers at the age of 98.  The Ramblers made it all the way to the final four and tied for the highest seed to ever make the Final Four.

Arike Ogunbowale comes up clutch…twice

FILE – In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale (24) is congratulated by teammate Jessica Shepard (23) after sinking a 3-point basket to defeat Mississippi State 61-58 in the final of the women’s NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Ogunbowale coming up big in the Final Four, twice! to lead Notre Dame to the NCAA women’s basketball title. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, FIle)

Notre Dame and UConn faced off in the final four of the NCAA women’s tournament and the game was tied in overtime at 89.  Arike Ogunbowale made a deep two-point jumper to win the game and took the Fighting Irish to the championship game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.  The game was tied at 58 with 3 seconds left and once again, Ogunbowale came through as she made an off balance three pointer in the corner as time expired.  Notre Dame had won the NCAA championship and Ogunbowale will forever be a hero in Northern Indiana.

Donte DiVincenzo leads Wildcats to Championship

Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo cuts the net as he celebrates after the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Michigan, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. Villanova won 79-62. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Villanova Wildcats won the men’s basketball NCAA championship and it was mostly from the hot hand of redshirt sophomore Donte DiVincenzo.  He had 31 points on a 10-15 (5-7 from three) shooting night to go along with 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks off the bench to beat Michigan 79-62.  DiVincenzo was drafted 17th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Man City dominates Premier League

FILE – In this Sunday, May 6, 2018 file photo, Manchester City players lift the English Premier League trophy after the soccer match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England. A February winter break will be introduced in the English Premier League from the 2019-20 season, the Football Association announced on Friday June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

Manchester City simply left the Premier League speechless after their season.  They broke 11 season records including most points, most goals, most wins, most consecutive wins, best goal difference, and most passes on their way to winning the Premier League title.

5 QBs drafted in the first round

Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, presents Louisville’s Lamar Jackson with his Baltimore Ravens jersey during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

If your team needed a franchise quarterback, the 2018 NFL draft was the place to get one.  Heisman winner Baker Mayfield was drafted first overall by the Browns.  The Jets traded up to draft Sam Darnold with the 3rd pick.  Josh Allen went to the Bills with the 7th pick and Josh Rosen to the Cardinals with the 10th pick.  Then with last pick in the first round the Ravens made a trade with the Eagles and drafted Lamar Jackson.  This tied the 1999 NFL draft for second most QB’s drafted in the first round behind the Elway-Marino draft of 1983.

The inspiration of Shaquem Griffin

Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin prepares to run the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Shaquem Griffin was born with an underdeveloped left hand and eventually had his hand amputated but that did not stop him from playing football.  He went to UCF and was named the 2016 AAC DPOY along with being named to the first team All-AAC in 2016 and 2017.  Griffin was a late invite to the NFL Combine and made sure it was not a mistake.  He had 20 reps on the bench press while using a prosthetic hand and then ran a 4.38 40-yard dash which is the fastest 40 time for a linebacker ever recorded.  Griffin was drafted in the 5th round of the NFL draft to play with his twin brother, Shaquill, on the Seahawks. 

Phillip Lindsay’s path to the Pro Bowl

In this Oct. 28, 2017 photo, Colorado running back Phillip Lindsay runs down the field for a long gain in the first half of an NCAA college football game against California in Boulder, Colo. Lindsay arrived in Boulder coming off a severe and concerning knee injury. He also brought this: An infectious energy and robust work ethic. That knee injury never held him back and now the Colorado senior nicknamed “Tasmanian Devil” is on the verge of rewriting the school’s rushing record. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Phillip Lindsay was born and raised in Denver and football was going well for him until he tore ACL in his senior season of high school.  The University of Colorado didn’t take their offer off the table and Lindsay went there for his collegiate career.  Lindsay broke the team record for most yards from scrimmage and all-purpose yards but that wasn’t enough to get an invite to the NFL combine.  Lindsay went undrafted but then his hometown team came calling.  The Denver Broncos signed him and Lindsay made sure they didn’t regret it as he was named to the Pro Bowl.


Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah looks to control the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Liverpool won the game 5-1. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Mo Salah had a 2018 season that will never be forgotten.  The biggest accomplishment was that he set a record for most goals scored in a 38-game Premier League Season as he had 32.  This included 25 goals off his left foot which was record for most left-footed goals in a Premier League season.  And he became the first Egyptian to score a hat trick in a premier league game.  Salah had an overall amazing season and was named Premier League Player of the Season along with the Premier League Golden Boot.

Capitals bring D.C. a championship

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin holds up the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Washington D.C. hadn’t won a major sports championship since the 1991 NFL season where the Redskins won Super Bowl XXVI.  So, when the Capitals won the Stanley Cup over the Golden Knights in their first season, the residents in D.C. went crazy.  And for Alexander Ovechkin, he finally won a Stanley Cup to solidify his place among the NHL legends.


Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) smiles during a break in action during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LeBron James signing with the Lakers was a rumor that was circulated even before the 2017-18 NBA season.  Teams tried to show lure LeBron to their franchise with billboards and other strategies and when LeBron opted out of his contract in the summer, the pursuit to land the man they call The King was officially on. But, it didn’t take much to make his decision.  He met with Lakers President of basketball operations, Magic Johnson, as soon as the free agent market opened and James signed with the Lakers on a 4-year and $153.3 million contract.

France wins World Cup behind teenage speed

FILE – In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris lifts the trophy after France won 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. World Cup winner France reclaims the No. 1 spot in the FIFA rankings for the first time in 16 years after defeating Croatia 4-2 for its second World Cup title and jumped up six places. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

The 2018 World Cup, held in Russia, saw France win the World Cup after they beat Croatia 4-2 in the final match.  A major story in the World Cup was the emergence of the 19-year old Kylian Mbappé.  In the Round of 16, Mbappé scored twice to help knockout Messi and the rest of the Argentina team and Mbappé became the second teenager to score twice in a World Cup match.  The other was Pelé all the way back in 1958.  Mbappé won the FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award and was named the winner of the KOPA trophy which is given to the best soccer player in the world under 21.

Italy screams Síííííííí

Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal during the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sampdoria in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo has dominated England, Spain, and now looks to do the same in Italy.  Juventus sent £88.3 million to Real Madrid and then signed Ronaldo to a 4-year £100 million contract to complete the transfer.  This marked the largest transfer for a 33-year old and the most expensive transfer in Serie A ever.

Harper’s moonshots to the White House

Washington Nationals Bryce Harper hits the winning home run during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The 89th MLB All-Star Game was held in Washington D.C. of course along with the annual Home Run Derby.  Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper was in his final year of his contract and was set to compete in the derby and did not disappoint his home crowd.  Harper hit 19 homeruns in the final round to win the Derby and although it was in the middle of the season, Nationals fans knew how significant the moment was.

The Kawhi Saga

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, center, waiting to return from injury, wears street cloths as he watches from the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in San Antonio. New Orleans won 121-116. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Kawhi Leonard is no doubt a superstar in the NBA and looked like the face of the franchise for the San Antonio Spurs.  Leonard injured his quadriceps and in January, and he elected to not play so he could get back to 100%.  However that time never came.  He was cleared to play by the San Antonio medical staff but Leonard continued sit out as he still had pain.  Reports continued to come in that Leonard would soon make his return and he did not which led to a players’ only meeting so that the team could get a clear answer.  The Spurs made the playoffs but Kawhi didn’t even show up to the post season games.  In the summer, Kawhi requested a trade and was dealt to the Toronto Raptors.  The only person who knows what was going on in this situation is Kawhi himself and some questions might never be answered.

Sister Survivors stand together

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Host Danica Patrick appears with the winners of the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the award. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)

The monster that is Larry Nassar was sent to prison to serve a 40-125-year prison sentence after sexually abusing hundreds of women/girls as a Michigan State assistant professor and USA women’s team doctor.  The victims, known as “sister survivors” showed a tremendous amount of courage as they spoke at hearings and at the 2018 ESPY awards, 140+ sister survivors stood together and accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in an incredible moment.

Serena supports Osaka

Serena Williams talks with Naomi Osaka, of Japan, after Osaka defeated Williams in the women’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

In the final match of the US Open, Naomi Osaka went up against her childhood role model Serena Williams.  Williams got into a heated argument with the chair umpire, Carlos Ramos, after a violation of coaching.  Williams was also penalized for throwing her racket to the ground along with verbal abuse which awarded Osaka a couple points and then eventually Osaka won the match to capture the U.S. Open championship.  Fans booed Osaka at the trophy podium and Osaka began to cry.  Williams then put her arm around Osaka to comfort her, took the mic, and asked fans to stop booing in a moment of true sportsmanship and professionalism.

Canelo vs GGG II

Canelo Alvarez lands a punch against Gennady Golovkin in the 12th round during a middleweight title boxing match, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. Alvarez won by majority decision. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

After a draw in their first fight, the two middleweight warriors clashed again in rematch that did not disappoint.  This fight was originally scheduled for May but after Canelo Álvarez tested positive for clenbuterol, a steroid like substance, the fight would have to wait until September.  When the fight came finally did come around, it went the distance again but this time Álvarez won by decision to hand Gennady Golovkin the first loss of his pro career.

Tiger is back

Tiger Woods, center, and Rory McIlroy, right, make their way down the 18th fairway during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. Woods won the tournament. (AP Photo/John Amis)

The dominance of Tiger Woods seemed to be a thing of the past after multiple back injuries and off the course issues.  But 5 years, 1 month, and 20 days after his WGC-Bridgestone Invitational win back in 2013, Woods finally won an event on the PGA Tour when he won the 2018 Tour Championship.  It was quite a scene to see Tiger back to his fist pumping self and fans are hoping there is more championships on the way from the Tiger.

UFC 229

Conor McGregor, left, fights Khabib Nurmagomedov during a UFC 229 mixed martial arts bout Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

After a year, 10 months, and 24 days, Conor McGregor made his highly anticipated return to the octagon as he faced Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight championship.  McGregor lost by submission in the 4th round.  But what happened after the fight is what makes this fight so memorable.  Khabib leaped over the cage and attacked one of McGregor’s coaches.  Then three of Khabib’s trainers attacked McGregor inside the cage.  UFC President Dana White refused to give Khabib the belt inside the cage to prevent angry fans from throwing stuff into the cage.  Overall just a messy situation that leaves fans wanting a rematch.

Game 3 of the World Series

FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, right, celebrates after hitting the game-winning home run in the 18th inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Even though the Red Sox won the World Series, the best moment from the fall classic was game three.  The game between the Dodgers and Red Sox in LA went to extra innings tied at 1.  The Red Sox scored in the top of the 13th but the Dodgers tied it up in the bottom half of the inning after Ian Kinsler threw the ball into the dirt and led his first baseman off the base.  The game went all the way to the bottom of the 18th making it the longest game in World Series history.  Max Muncy led off the bottom of the 18th for the Dodgers and sent a 3-2 pitch into the left field bleachers for the walk-off homerun and sent the game into the history books.

Nothing can stop Simone Biles…including kidney stones

Gold medalist Simone Biles of the United States performs on the floor on the second and last day of the apparatus finals of the Gymnastics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Easily the best gymnast in the world, Simone Biles was huge a big question mark to compete in the World Gymnastics Championship after she went to the hospital the night before the qualifying round.  She had a large kidney stone and it was too big to pass so Biles decided to compete with it.  And it didn’t even matter as Biles won six medals, including 4 golds.

Monday Night Football Extravaganza

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, right, hugs Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, left, after an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rams won 54-51. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rams vs Chiefs.  Rams trio of Goff-Gurley-Cooks vs Chiefs trio of Mahomes-Hunt-Hill.  It was easily the highest anticipated game on the 2018 NFL regular season schedule.  The two teams combined for 105 points and 1,001 total yards in the Rams 54-51 win.  Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes II threw for 476 yards and 6 touchdowns as the Chiefs became the first team to score 50+ points and lose.  This was 3rd highest scoring game in NFL history and fans would be so fortunate to see a rematch in Super Bowl LIII.

The Match

Phil Mickelson, right, embraces Tiger Woods after Mickelson won a golf match at Shadow Creek golf course, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Two golf legends, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, squared off on Black Friday for a 1v1 match with the winner earning $9 million (both planned on donating portions of the winnings).  The match was tied after the 18th hole and it went all the way to 4 playoff holes.  Mickelson finally edged Tiger on the 22nd hole and won the match.

Fury returns to the ring

FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Tyson Fury, right, of England, connects with Deontay Wilder during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match in Los Angeles. Wilder is still frustrated by the way he fought in his draw with Fury. The WBC heavyweight champion watched a replay of the fight for the first time Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, and saw things he did incorrectly. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury was in the prime of his career and a heavyweight champion back in 2015.  But after drug and alcohol problems, he was stripped of his titles and his boxing license.  Fury entered depression and weighed as much as 400 lbs.  Fury eventually got himself together, cut down on his weight and got his boxing license back.  After two tune-up fights, Fury faced heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.  There weren’t any expectations for Fury as most thought Wilder would knock him out in the early rounds.  However, Fury gave a good fight, got up twice from knockdowns, and went the distance.  The end result was a split-draw and may have a rematch on the way.

Modric wins Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric holds his Ballon d’Or (Golden Ball) award as European Footballer of the Year prior of he Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

For the last decade, the award for the best soccer player in the world was given to either Ronaldo or Messi.  However, the Ballon d’Or was awarded to someone different this year as midfielder Luka Modrić took home the trophy this year.  Modrić was the captain of the Croatian national team that made it to the final match of the World Cup and was a big part of Real Madrid team that won the Champions League.

Drew and Tom continue to break records

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) acknowledges the crowd as he runs off the field after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Brees broke the NFL all-time passing yards record during the game. The Saints won 43-19. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Drew Brees passed Brett Favre to become the all-time leader in completions in NFL history.  Then two weeks later on Monday Night Football, Brees passed Peyton Manning and became the all-time leader in passing yards.  Well Tom Brady had to make sure Brees didn’t have all the fun.  Brady threw to Julian Edelman for a touchdown and became the leader for most touchdown passes in NFL history.  Brees and Brady are already first ballot hall of famers and continue to add to their legacy.

Colts vs Titans; Win or go home

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (25) scores a touchdown on an 8-yard run against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)

The last game of the 2018 NFL regular season came with the most pressure.  The Colts went up against the Titans in the week 17 Sunday Night Football matchup.  The winner of the game secured a spot in the playoffs while the losers would be watching the playoffs from home.  The Colts ended up winning the game 33-17 behind 119 rushing yards from Marlon Mack and 285 passing yards with three touchdowns from Andrew Luck.