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Luck completed 20-of-34 passes for 172 yards, with three touchdowns and an interception in Monday's 30-27 loss to the Eagles. He added 20 yards on four carries.
The Colts led for most of the contest and thus leaned heavily on their running game, with Trent Richardson (21) and Ahmad Bradshaw (13) combining for 34 carries. Luck didn't have one of his better games, notably throwing a red-zone interception with the Colts up by seven points in the final six minutes. The pick should've been nullified by a defensive holding or illegal contact penalty, but Luck still made a risky throw at a time when his team would have hugely increased its win expectancy with a field goal. While it's obviously frustrating for Luck's owners to watch Trent Richardson get 21 carries in an offense with this much talent, the young signal-caller should be in for a nice afternoon in Week 3 against the Jaguars.
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Luck completed 35-of-53 passes for 370 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Broncos. He added 19 yards and another score on five carries.
Luck did make some poor throws, but the second interception wasn't his fault, as TE Coby Fleener let a ball go through his hands. After watching the Broncos storm out to a 24-0 lead on four first-half drives, Luck and the Colts scored a touchdown of their own before halftime, and then nearly erased a 31-10 deficit in the fourth quarter. Ultimately, the comeback bid fell just a bit short, though it undoubtedly gave Luck's fantasy owners plenty to be happy about. The young quarterback completed passes to eight different players, notably hooking up with Reggie Wayne for nine receptions and 98 yards on 13 targets. Luck draws a somewhat similar matchup next week, with Colts-Eagles having the look of a shootout, even though the Philly D shouldn't be taken lightly.
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Luck was 10-of-18 passing for 103 yards with a touchdown and interception in Saturday's preseason loss to New Orleans.
It wasn't a great outing from Luck as he had several overthrows and a surprising interception on a poorly thrown ball. Most of Luck's errors were unforced, so there's no reason to read too much into his performance. He'll likely skip the final preseason game and be ready for Week 1.
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Luck completed 4-of-5 passes for 53 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Jets.
Luck played well on his only drive, which ended with a field goal after a botched snap prevented the Colts from having a chance to convert on third down. With Reggie Wayne (knee) sidelined, three of Luck's completions went to T.Y. Hilton, and the fourth to offseason acquisition Hakeem Nicks. Given that Wayne is expected to return by the end of the preseason, Luck should head into 2014 with easily the best supporting cast of his career. While the Colts have no shortage of targets for Luck to throw to, the running game may be a problem area once again. Trent Richardson finished Thursday's contest with just 13 yards on five carries, despite picking up eight yards on his first tote.
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ESPN's Colts reporter says Andrew Luck will have "plenty of opportunities to throw the ball" this season.
The insinuation is that stubborn OC Pep Hamilton will relent on his forced power-running obsession and take the shackles off Luck. Beat man Mike Wells says the Colts now simply want to score points whichever way necessary. It should be a no-brainer philosophy change with the interior offensive line in shambles, question marks at running back, improved weaponry in the pass game and Luck ready to emerge as a generational talent.
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In poll of 26 general managers, personnel men and coaches, Andrew Luck landed in "Tier 1" of quarterbacks.
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Colts OC Pep Hamilton said he's taken a "score-first" mindset heading into his second season on the job.
Hamilton preached and practiced (without much success) a run-first, physical style of offense as a rookie NFL coordinator last season. He's come to realize that he can't jam a square peg into a round hole. Hamilton has one of the game's better quarterbacks in Andrew Luck and a loaded arsenal of pass catchers. "We're going to do whatever we need to do to score one more point than our opponent," Hamilton said. Luck isn't going to drop back 700 times, but he could flirt with close to 600 attempts and remains in the bottom half of the QB1 mix.
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Vick Ballard said OC Pep Hamilton's philosophy was "we're going to run the ball on first, second and third down."
Ballard didn't get a chance to participate in the run-heavy gameplans due to a September ACL tear, but he had to watch with the rest of us as Hamilton took the ball out of Andrew Luck's hands. The Colts repeatedly fell behind while sticking with the run, only to watch Luck bring them back from huge deficits once asked to carry the team. He finished the season 11th in pass attempts (570) and 13th in yards (3,822), criminal numbers for one of the game's best quarterbacks. We suspect Hamilton will lean toward the pass more in 2014 once he assesses where his top talent lies.
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Andrew Luck completed 20-of-41 passes for 331 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions in Indianapolis' 43-22, Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.
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Andrew Luck completed 29-of-45 passes for 443 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions as the Colts stunned the Chiefs 45-44 in Saturday's Wild Card game.