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There was never a question about whose team this was, but you still need a little Luck. With Reggie Wayne off to one of the hottest starts of his career, it’s Andrew Luck who is the top benefactor of the Wayne experience. The rookie QB out of Stanford has enjoyed three 300+ yard games this season, which is only five games young, due to the consistency of Reggie. Coming into the season it was thought that Coby Fleener would be the security blanket for Luck, understanding their previous relationship at Stanford, but it’s the aging veteran who was asked to give a young Colts team a chance that has provided the security for a rookie expected to turn this franchise around. Luck will need to get on track with the rest of his receiving corps if the Colts are to enjoy more success in the regular season moving forward. In a league that has become more and more pass heavy in the last few years, it’s paramount that you have an efficient quarterback to lead your offense each week. In the three games that the Colts lost, Luck had a completion percentage of 51.1 or less (Colts.com), and in the two wins that same percentage was 56.4 or greater (Colts.com). As Luck goes, so do the Colts.     var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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