DETROIT - Bringing up "Jeckll and Hyde" might be a bit drastic and perhaps over dramatic for a team whose three games over .500.
But evidence confirms the simple fact that the Colts are more reflective of their 7-4 record when playing in Indianapolis than any other destination.
Sunday provided another chance to confirm said notion or to change it when Bruce Arians led his team Detroit to face the Lions.
Finally in December, the Colts changed things up as they beat the Lions 35-33 on a last second touchdown pass from Andrew Luck to Donnie Avery.
Luck appeared to have the answer for the road woes when he responded to a Lions' opening drive field goal with a touchdown drive of his own. An 17-yard touchdown strike to Avery boosted the Colts to a 7-3 lead.
Matthew Stafford then responded with a pair of touchdown drives of his own. First he completed a touchdown pass to Brandon Pettigrewto complete an 87-yard drive to get the lead back. Another long drive was capped by a six-yard touchdown run by Mikel Leshoure.
The Colts would rally to cut the lead to three when Luck hit Coby Fleenerfor a 26-yard score but then turnover troubles returned for Luck on the road. His total number of interceptions in games away from home grew to eleven when he was picked off in his own territory by Drayton Florence.
Jason Hanson would convert that to points with a field goal to make it 20-14. A 52-yard boot at the end of the quarter put the Lions up 23-14 at the half.
Luck seemed to have things going again when he led a seven-play 80 yard drive to start the second half. An 11-yard touchdown run by Vick Ballard helped the Colts pull to within two. But Stafford responded later in the quarter with a 46-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson to make it 30-21 Detroit.
After a rough fourth quarter that included another interception, Luck rallied the Colts before the two-minute warning. He led an 85-yard drive which he completed a 42-yard touchdown pass to LeVon Brazill to cut the lead to six.
After a defensive stop, Luck led another drive down the field starting with a long pass to Reggie Wayne inside Lions territory. A long rush by Luck then put the Colts in position to throw to the endzone for a score.
After three tries down the field missed, Luck scrambled and found Avery at the five yard line. He then found a gap in the Lions defense for the game-winning touchdown.