(Colts quarterback Andrew Luck celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the Rams in the first half Sunday in Indianapolis. St. Louis lost 38-3. Photo by The Associated Press.)
(PhatzRadio / AP) —- INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck knows life in the NFL can’t be this easy for a rookie.
The No. 1 overall draft pick threw his first NFL pass for a long touchdown, just like Peyton Manning in 1998, then led Indianapolis to two more touchdowns. Luck one-upped his predecessor by winning Sunday’s preseason opener 38-3 over St. Louis — Indy’s first preseason-opening win since 1994.
“To get a win, get in the game and put some drives together is great,” Luck said. “But I realize, and the guys in the locker room realize, it’s a preseason game and things will be different as the season goes along.”
Luck might have the toughest job in football this season — replacing Manning, the longtime face of Indy’s franchise.
But he showed everyone Sunday he can do whatever is asked.
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