Luck's 5.5 yards-per-attempt mark was his second lowest of the season and lowest since Week 2, but he was able to lead the team to its fourth straight victory and clinch the team's second straight AFC South title. It wasn't a great start for the quarterback, who had his first-quarter interception returned for a touchdown to put the Colts down 7-0, but he bounced back with two second-quarter touchdowns to give his team the lead for good. He also added 18 rushing yards in the game.
Luck is up to 4,492 passing yards with 38 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in addition to 268 rushing yards and three scores on the ground. He faces the Cowboys in Dallas in Week 16 hoping to get into position to land a first-round bye.
Luck threw for 208 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to finish 24 of 53 for 294 yards, two scores and two picks. He engineered a 90-yard drive down the stretch to turn defeat into victory. His 1-yard toss to T.Y. Hilton with 32 seconds remaining proved to be the game-winner.
The afternoon began terribly for Luck, whose 15 yards passing in the first quarter tied a career low. He did score the first touchdown for Indianapolis on a sweet 11-yard scramble in which he made a sharp cut left to elude two Browns and fall into the end zone. But he also took a hit and fumbled near the goal line, resulting in a Cleveland touchdown and tossed a pick-six on his second pass of the third quarter.
Luck will seek greater consistency against visiting Houston in Week 15.
It happened in Week 12.
What's amazing is he did it on a season-low 27 pass attempts. He just kept turning in big plays, hooking up with tight end Coby Fleener on touchdown passes of 30 and 73 yards and with wide receiver Donte Moncrief on touchdown passes of 48 and 79 yards. His fifth was a 3-yarder to T.Y. Hilton, for what it's worth.
In other words ... same old, same old. If you let any doubt creep into your mind about Luck after his performance last week, hopefully this performance chased it away.
After turning the ball over on the first two possessions,
Luck completed 19 of his 27 pass attempts for 370 yards. Luck’s five touchdown passes were a career high. He also broke Peyton Manning’s franchise record with his 10th 300-yard passing game of the season. Luck threw one interception and lost a fumble, but connected on touchdown passes from 3, 30, 48, 73 and 79 yards.
The Colts next play at Cleveland Week 14.
Luck completed 21 of 32 throws for 253 yards and a touchdown and ran eight times for 49 yards. Luck was sacked five times, all in the first half, and he fumbled four times, losing two.
After a lackluster first half, Luck got untracked in the third quarter, hitting T.Y. Hilton in stride for a 73-yard touchown. But this marked Luck's first game all season without multiple touchowns.
He'll face the Redskins in Week 13.
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