Nov 30, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a touchdown pass against the Washington Redskins at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The NFL has announced today that Indianapolis Colts’ QB Andrew Luck has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November. The star young quarterback was 88 for 144 (61.1%) for 1,280 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions during the month of November. More importantly, the Indianapolis Colts went 3-1 during that stretch, beating the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Washington Redskins.
Luck joins a fellow superstar quarterback in the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, who was in turn named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November. Rodgers was 83 for 130 (63.8%) for 1,233 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. The Packers went 4-0, beating the only team the Colts lost to in November, the New England Patriots 26-21 last weekend. It’s not exactly going out on a limb to say that there will likely be many more of these awards for both quarterbacks in their futures.
The award has highlighted what has been an MVP caliber season for Luck, who already has 4,011 passing yards, 34 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions on the 2014 season. He currently leads the league in both passing yards and touchdowns in what has been one of the NFL’s most prolific passing offenses.
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If the 25-year old quarterback is supposed to look green, he sure hasn’t looked like it. Rather, he’s made opposing defenses blue in the face. The Colts currently lead the league in scoring with 31.8 ppg. Of course, just behind them is Rodgers’ Packers at 31.7 ppg.
While the Colts had lost their most productive running back in Ahmad Bradshaw during the month of November, it certainly didn’t negatively impact Luck. The Colts’ passing attack really didn’t lose a beat, although the Colts would rather not become too one dimensional on the offensive end. Even as good as QB Andrew Luck has proven he can be, as indicated by his exceptional performance during the past month.
Also, occurring in the month of November was QB Andrew Luck silencing the critics about Robert Griffin III and who’s rightfully the top quarterback of the 2012 NFL Draft. Despite Griffin earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2012, Luck’s Colts beat the Washington Redskins handedly 49-27 last weekend with the latter holding a clipboard on the sideline as a back-up quarterback.