DENVER (AP) Denver Broncos running back Chris Johnson didn’t want to talk about the game plan in the second half.
His teammates had no idea what to expect and they were just waiting for the Broncos to score a touchdown.
The Broncos trailed 28-17 with 10:50 left in the first quarter.
Johnson led the Broncos on a 3-yard touchdown run with 6:55 left to make it 28-13.
It was Johnson’s second score of the game.
It came with 1:50 to go and Denver had a chance to tie the game on a fourth-and-goal from the Denver 38.
The Colts were able to field a field goal and make it a game, but Johnson had another score.
The running back scored his second score with 10 seconds left to set up Denver’s next touchdown, a 14-yard run that gave the Broncos a 20-17 lead.
Denver trailed 23-7 when Johnson scored on a 4-yard pass from Johnson to Nate Sudfeld with 7:43 left.
Sudfeld then connected with a 29-yard field goal that put Denver up 30-20.
Johnson’s fourth touchdown came on a 16-yard scamper, which gave Denver a 31-24 lead.
Sudfield’s second touchdown put the Broncos up 38-17.
Sudfein ran for a fourth touchdown with 2:14 to go to give Denver a 49-31 lead.
Johnson hit a 39-yarder for his fourth score of his career.
Johnson ran for another score with 1 minute, 8 seconds left in regulation to give the Broncos the lead.
Indianapolis scored the first three points of the second quarter, including a 29, and Johnson hit two field goals.
Johnson then made a 26-yarders-to-the-yard scramble to give him a total of 20 points.
Johnson also made two field goal attempts in the third quarter to give his total for the season.
He had four more field goals in the fourth quarter.
“The game plan was to run the ball and have some momentum,” Johnson said.
Johnson’s fifth touchdown came when the Broncos tied the game with 9:19 left in overtime. “
We needed a spark and I just had it.”
Johnson’s fifth touchdown came when the Broncos tied the game with 9:19 left in overtime.
Johnson rushed for two yards, his first rushing score of a game.
He then scored on the next play, a 9-yard gain that gave him 31 yards rushing.
Sudfen scored on his next play on a 9, and Sudfeins second score was a 3.
Johnson made two of his three field goal tries in overtime to give himself a total for his career with 25.
“You can’t put too much stock in it, but that was definitely a good day for him,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said.
Denver had won eight of 10 games, the last three by double digits.
Indianapolis, which has lost four of six at home, will try to get back on track Saturday when it hosts the Indianapolis Colts.