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In his second outing things went much smoother for Andrew Luck in his home debut. He was more accurate, decisive, and it is not certain how much of this can be explained by playing the Minnesota Vikings instead of the Chicago Bears.
Regardless, Luck showed everything that made him the No. 1 pick in the draft. After a near-flawless first half by Luck, the Colts blew their 20-6 lead in the fourth quarter. He took over with just 0:31 left and became the 7th rookie quarterback since 1960 to lead a game-winning drive in his team’s first or second game.
It was no ordinary drive either, as this was just the 33rd time a team had 0:31 left or less on the clock and completed a scoring drive on their way to a win. The one-minute drill compares most favorably to one Peyton Manning led in 1999 at Miami. Go figure.
We have a lot more tables to look at this week now that we can compare Luck to someone. That would be…himself from last week.
Drive No. 1
Time: 7:48 left
Score: Down 3-0
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I understand the economy is rough, but converting an old Peyton Manning Colts jersey into an Andrew Luck jersey isn’t a very good luck, as you see from the picture above.
It would have been better to just wear the Manning jersey and not alter it, or buy a Luck jersey.
Who converts a Manning jersey to a Luck jersey? #ThisRedneck @nflrt twitter.com/AndrewLucksHea…
I've taken a position with Bleacher Report this season as their gameday correspondant for the Colts, meaning that I'll be providing live, updated game grades throughout each Colts game. After the game, I'll transition the article into a comprehensive report card covering each significant player. Here is this week's final product:
Andrew Luck: B+
The rookie sensation...
Somewhat lost in the justifiable hysteria surrounding Robert Griffin III, surefire superstar Andrew Luck led the Colts to an impressive 23-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 6-foot-4, 234 pound Luck, … Continue reading →
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The Indianapolis Colts drafted Coby Fleener, at least in part, due to his connection to Andrew Luck. And so far, the strategy has worked. Fleener has developed into Luck’s safety net – when all else fails, Luck checks down to Fleener.
According to Pro Football Focus, Luck has attempted 33 passes between 0 and 9 yards down the field. Of those 33, eight have been targeted at Fleener...
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Minnesota 20 Vs. Indianapolis 23
By Eric Judd
Golly, I’m pretty gosh darn good
Andrew Luck. Yep, after his week one stinker, it’s time to, yet again, heap praise and accolades unto the second coming of John Elway. Ladies and Gentlemen, Andrew Luck won his first game in the NFL. Was he perfect? No. Was...
While many are already questioning the choice of Andrew Luck over Robert Griffin III, the Colts first pick overall looks to be doing just fine through two regular season games.
Luck has attempted 76 passes and has completed 43 of them for 533 yards and 3 TD (3 INT). Somebody has to give this guy a break because the talent around him is absolutely pathetic...
2012 has been quite the roller coaster of hype and expectations for the Indianapolis Colts. Following an off-season that saw a great number of their most prominent veteran players released and a free agency period in which the Colts remained relatively quiet, many analysts had pegged the Colts as one of the worst teams in the league, and a strong candidate to draft #1 overall in...
The Indianapolis Colts are thrilled with how Andrew Luck looks just two games into his NFL career.
The Jacksonville Jaguars can't afford for Blaine Gabbert's second season in the league to look like his first.
Luck will try to help the Colts match last season's win total Sunday when the visiting Jaguars try to rebound from one of the worst performances in team history...
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) at Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
Before the season, I identified 5 overrated and 5 underrated teams, with the idea of betting on them (or against them) until they proved me wrong or the odds makers caught up. This served me well as I’m 10-4 this year on games involving those 10 teams (and one of those losses is because I abandoned shipped on the Bills after...
The Indianapolis Colts are already off to a new start.
After stumbling out of the gate last season with 13 consecutive losses and dealing with the interminable questions about going winless, new coach Chuck Pagano and new quarterback Andrew Luck have already made sure that won't happen again.
They're beginning to re-establish home-field advantage with three straight wins...
For all that has gone right for the Minnesota Vikings in the thick of their first two games, their defense has revealed a crucial flaw in those critical closing moments that determine success in the NFL.
When the intensity has picked up for the offense on the other side, Minnesota's defense has been glaringly vulnerable to giving up scores.
The Vikings were at their worst during...
In week 1, the Jaguars came back to lead the game late, but promptly blew the lead and lost in overtime. In week 2, the Jaguars were purely and completely outmatched by the Houston Texans in Jacksonville.
That's all. Forget it.
This weekend, the Jaguars travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts. Last year, the Colts, operating without Peyton Manning, were a miserable shell...
Most of us still expect the Jaguars to top the Colts, despite last weekend's Texans game. That's all fine and dandy, but let's consider for a moment what will happen if the Colts beat the Jaguars Sunday afternoon. **it hits the fan; that's what happens.
The Jaguars have a superior defense to the Colts. The Colts are currently in the middle of a switch from a 4...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer Jared Allen and the Minnesota Vikings had Andrew Luck on the run, forcing the Indianapolis rookie out of bounds to bring up fourth down in the third quarter with the Colts leading by 11 points.
This was an important moment, with the Vikings in need of a momentum shift. The punt never came because Allen was...