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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Andrew Luck started his NFL career just like Peyton Manning -- with a long touchdown pass on his first throw.
Then he one-upped his predecessor by winning his first NFL preseason game, 38-3 over St. Louis.
It was a perfect opening day for Luck and the Colts (No. 32 in the AP Pro32).
Indianapolis's coaches wanted this year's No. 1 overall draft pick to take 20 to 25 snaps. He got 24. They wanted to keep him upright, and though Luck hit the ground twice, he was not sacked. They wanted him to show his command of the offense, and in less than a half of play, Luck seemed to take a page right out of Manning's playbook.
Luck wound up of 10 of 16 for 188 yards with two TD passes. Three of the incompletions were drops, two were throwaways, and only one pass, a deep out to rookie T.Y. Hilton, came close to being picked off. But Hilton hauled it in, barely getting both feet inbounds, and in typical Manning fashion, Luck rushed the Colts to the line of scrim...
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Andrew Luck is playing his first preseason game with the Indianapolis Colts against the St. Louis Rams. He already threw a dump off pass for a touchdown. He just now throw for his second touchdown to Austin Collie. The former Stanford Cardinal is really having a breakout first game performance. Luck connected with Austin Collie for the score. Indianapolis is up 14 on the Rams. I...
Indianapolis -- After a debut lasting four possessions that produced three touchdowns -- including a 63-yarder on his first NFL pass -- Andrew Luck left the distinct impression he was more upset about his lone mistake than pleased by everything else.
After Luck connected with Quan Cosby on a 32-yard bomb to the Rams' 1-yard line, the Colts tried some trickery. Offensive lineman...
There's good news, and there's bad news for Colts fans. The good news is that Andrew Luck looked nothing short of impressive in his first start for his new team. The bad news is he looked great against the St. Louis Rams.
Luck's numbers were impressive. He started the game by tossing a 63 yard touchdown pass, and he finished 10 of 16 for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns...
Andrew Luck takes the field for the first time. A brand new offense and defense do as well. You know what they say about first impressions... GO COLTS!
Stanford QB Andrew Luck was the first overall selection of the Indianapolis Colts in the 2012 NFL Draft. He came with the highest of expectations with comparisons made to him with Peyton Manning and former Denver Broncos QB John Elway. In this era of social media hype, it’s easy to get players expectations highly inflated. After watching the first few series of Luck with his new...
Last year, Curtis Painter was 0-8, while throwing 6 touchdown passes and 9 interceptions. He completed 132 passes and was really, just tremendously unpleasant to endure watching. I went to Purdue, as did Painter, and I thought he was a bad, pity choice by the Colts, drafting a local guy to fill a roster spot that wouldn’t be used, necessarily.
Dan Orlovsky, he of running out of...
It did not take long for Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck to throw his first touchdown pass. The No. 1 overall draft pick hit running back Donald Brown for a 63-yard TD on his first pass attempt of the preseason. Luck took 24 snaps in his debut, completing 10 of 16 passes for 188 yards with two touchdowns in the Colts 38-3 rout over the visiting St. Louis Rams...
No sooner had the NFL debut of his newest franchise quarterback matched - bettered, actually - that of his previous franchise quarterback, the Indianapolis Colts' owner turned to his Twitter account.
“The legend has begun!!!!!!!!’’ Irsay wrote.
Yes, it has.
For at least one half, Andrew Luck was the real deal. The successor to Peyton Manning, Luck directed the Colts...
It did not take long for Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck to throw his first touchdown pass. The No. 1 overall draft pick hit running back Donald Brown for a 63-yard TD on his first pass attempt of the preseason. But most of the heavy lifting was done by Brown. Luck threw the ball behind the line of scrimmage less than five yards to Brown, who caught it and...
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. The first week of preseason games are over. And the speculation begins. As Marcelllus Wiley of ESPN said on NFL32, "In the first week when it is good it's good, but when it is bad it is not so bad."
So here are four games that were good. And four players that were better and could be the best bet for your fantasy football team...