Colts mid-season look back: Best individual performance
We continue to look back at the first half of the season, this time looking at who had the best individual performance in a game.
The Colts had some ups and downs in the first half of the season. They are 3-5 at the halfway point of the year. This time, we look at one of the ups. We look at the best individual performance from the first half of the year.
To no one’s surprise, it was a performance from Andrew Luck. It was in a losing effort though. He went 40-62 for 464 yards and 4 touchdowns in the overtime loss against Houston. Those are really some incredible numbers.
Those numbers get more impressive when you realize that T.Y. Hilton got hurt in the fourth quarter of that game, so he didn’t have him for overtime. He also was without Marlon Mack, so he had to throw it a lot. The Colts’ offensive line was also still a mess at that point.
Luck almost single-handedly brought them back for the win. The Colts were trying to mount a comeback, but they just couldn’t quite complete it as they lost in overtime. But Luck played phenomenally in that contest.
Luck has had some other good games in wins as well. What seems to work the best for the Colts is when he throws the ball around 30 times a game. That means that the running game is working well and there is balance in the offense.
I’m sure Luck would’ve traded his gaudy numbers for a win in that game. But he did show everyone around the league that he was officially back from that shoulder injury. Now he will look forward to winning more games and trying to push this team into the playoffs.