Andrew Luck AFC Offensive Player of the Week


Andrew Luck has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week following his thrashing of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Luck completed 79.5-percent for 370 yards and four touchdowns.

Sunday’s game was a career mark for Luck. He tied his high for touchdowns in a game and set a personal best as a passer with a 140.4 rating.

Luck currently leads the NFL with nine touchdown passes, one ahead of Peyton Manning and Jay Cutler. He is also third in the league in passing yards with 912, just behind Matt Ryan and Nick Foles.

The Jaguars tailor made for opponents to set career highs against this season. It still doesn’t take away from the dominant piece of quarterbacking that Luck put in Sunday afternoon.

Luck also did some things from a franchise perspective. has the complete list, but here’s a few that stood out:

  • Luck is the first Colts quarterback with at least 350 yards passing, four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 75 percent completion percentage since Johnny Unitas in 1967.
  • Luck’s nine touchdowns are tied the most in franchise history through three games. Manning set the mark in 2004 when he passed for 49 touchdowns.

Per ProFootballFocus, Luck is the seventh rated quarterback in the NFL and has a +3.4 for the season. He is just above Manning right now and a bit below Ben Roethlisberger.

While the nation is locked in debate about which QB is better, Luck or Russell Wilson, Colts fans understand just how much of the burden Luck is forced to bear. He has taken his team to the playoffs the past two seasons without a running game or anything resembling a defense.

The Colts will face the Tennessee Titans this Sunday, but they might put a stop to Luck’s impressive streak. The Titans are fourth against the pass per DVOA right now in the NFL. The issue for the Titans is that they are horrid against the run and giving up 134 yards per game.

Luck is developing into the kind of quarterback that will soon be in the discussion for best in the NFL. Hopefully the team will start to develop and the Colts won’t be so reliant on brilliance for their quarterback for once.