Luck completed 31 of 39 passes for 370 yards and four touchdowns. Luck also had three rushes for 15 yards during the game. Luck had total command during the game. He was able to pick up two of his biggest completions after drawing the defense offsides. The Colts declined the penalty both times. Luck was also a beneficiary of the team's shaky run game. On Luck's final touchdown, the team attempted two runs at the 1 yard line, but couldn't convert.
Luck will look to keep it up Week 4 against the Titans.
After accounting for three touchdowns in the season opener,
Luck completed 20 of 34 throws for 172 yards and rushed four times for 20 yards. However, Luck was picked off in the fourth quarter with Indy driving to put the game away. Receiver T.Y. Hilton was clearly held on the play, but no flag was thrown.
Luck found running back Ahmad Bradshaw for two of his touchdowns, tight end Jack Doyle for the other. Luck visits the Jaguars in Week 3 looking for his first victory of the season.
Luck threw for 252 yards after halftime as he nearly rallied Indy from a 24-0 deficit. He finished 35 of 53 passing with two touchdowns and ran five times for 19 yards, including a 9-yard score right before halftime in which he dove for the pylon. Luck got stuffed on a 4th-and-goal sneak in the third quarter.
Playing behind a makeshift line, Luck took three sacks and was hit at least six times. He kept firing and, with the Colts trailing 31-10 in the fourth quarter, found his rhythm. Tight end Dwayne Allen tiptoed down the sideline for a 41-yard touchdown catch, and wideout Hakeem Nicks made a juggling 9-yard scoring grab to pull the Colts within seven.
On 4th-and-6 from the Denver 39 with under two minutes left, Luck tried to hit Reggie Wayne over the middle but the pass was broken up and the Broncos ran out the clock.
Luck faces the Eagles in Week 2 on Monday Night Football.
With Trent Richardson stuck in mud and the offensive line not blowing anyone off the ball, Indy will lean more heavily on Luck's passing this year. He's set up for a monster year, beginning Sunday night in Denver.
"Last year with some new guys around him, he had to adapt and adjust," offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton told NFL reporter Dan Pompei. "Now, things are coming together as far as having an entire arsenal of weapons and having a good understanding of what we are doing offensively. We have a feel for what he is most comfortable with as it pertains to what we use in our system."
Luck shredded Denver last year, accounting for four touchdowns and 35 Fantasy points. The Broncos have retooled, but it's not as if their schemes will fluster him. Roll with Luck as a Top-5 option in this primetime shootout.
Luck hooked up with Coby Fleener for a 21-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter, but was picked off by Kenny Vaccaro later in the period. He played into the third quarter and compiled 103 yards through the air while completing 10 of 18 passes. He was sacked once and registered a 67.6 quarterback rating.
|6||10/9/14||@ HOU||8:25 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|9||11/3/14||@ NYG||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|14||12/7/14||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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