Andrew Luck had his first “wow” game of his career. While he’s had great moments, great halves this season, this was the first complete effort, and it was a record-setting performance with 433 yards passing.
It concluded with Luck’s fourth game-winning drive in just eight games, which no rookie has ever done before.
The list of records and rookie firsts by Luck is getting longer by the week, and you can read a midseason review of them all here that I did for Bleacher Report today.
Here, we are just focusing on this brilliant performance against the Dolphins to cap off an impressive first half of the season by Luck.
Drive No. 1
Drive Stats: 14:54 left (1st quarter), tied 0-0. 8 plays, 45 yards (Adam Vinatieri missed 48-yard field goal).
As usual, the Colts began with a play-action pass, and it worked for 16 yards to Donnie Avery. Luck would complete all four of his passes on the drive for 57 yards, including a rare running back screen to Donald Brown. But the drive stalled ...