Andrew Luck Plays with Poise in Primetime Debut


Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck continues to set records, as he enters the second-half of his first NFL season. At 6-3, the Indianapolis Colts have already tripled their win total from last season, and have already exceeded many expectations around the league. Assisted by a small (but savvy) group of veterans, and a whole new stable of rookies to play with, Luck is winning, and is leading by example.

Following up his rookie record 443-yard passing performance in week ten, (which got him offensive player of the week honors) Luck helped his team to a fourth straight victory on a short week. The Colts traveled to play the Jacksonville Jaguars, kicking off week ten just four days after their win against the Miami Dolphins at Lucas Oil Stadium. Luck wasn’t quite as impressive with passing yardage against the Jags in week ten, passing for 227 yards, but instead ran in two touchdowns on his own.

Although his performance in Thursday night’s game wasn’t quite as dynamic as it was in the Miami win, it didn’t have to be. This team has rallied around this rookie, and look poised and prepared to go to battle beside him for many years to come. The bright lights of prime time, and the short week of little preparation and long travel, did not seem to phase this young quarterback. Andrew Luck’s first chance to shine as a pro in prime time wasn’t perfect, but it was still a big win, that could possibly help lead himself and his team to an AFC playoff berth.