Luck completed 27 of 29 passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns, and added five carries for 17 yards in Sunday's 34-26 win over the Titans.
Luck either threw or ran the ball on 44 of Indianapolis' 63 offensive plays even though the Colts were playing from ahead for much of this contest. This was the 27-year-old quarterback's best game since a season-opening 385 yard, four-touchdown performance against the Lions, and he has now alternated 300-plus yard performances with less stellar outings for his first seven games. It will be up to the Chiefs to make that pattern hold in Week 8.
Luck has been getting days off or limited practices every week to manage the workload on his sore shoulder. He also suffered a new ankle injury this week. While he was limited Thursday, he practiced fully Friday, so Luck's ailments shouldn't be an issue for Sunday's game.
Luck (ankle/shoulder) was limited in Thursday's practice.
Luck has been getting days off or has been limited at times each week to manage the workload on his sore shoulder. However, the ankle injury is new, so it's something to also monitor. Still, there's been no talk that Luck is in danger of missing this week's game.
Luck completed 21 of 32 passes for 252 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to Houston, adding seven carries for 53 yards and another score.
Luck more than made up for a mediocre passing line with a couple of big scrambles, taking whatever he could get against a Houston defense that entered Week 6 ranked No. 4 in opponents' completion percentage (56.9), No. 9 in yards per pass attempt (6.8) and No. 8 in sacks (13). The rushing production unsurprisingly came from scrambles on designed pass plays, highlighted by a 24-yard gain and a 14-yard touchdown. Luck was once again under a ton of pressure, with his three sacks seemingly coming at the worst times possible. He also lost TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) for the night in the first quarter, and then had just two healthy wide receivers by the end of the game. While his shaky supporting cast seems to be an ever-growing issue, Luck has nonetheless managed 300-plus passing yards and/or multiple touchdowns in five of six games. Next up is a Week 7 road matchup with Tennessee.
Luck (right shoulder) did not draw an injury designation for Sunday night's game against the Texans.
Luck was limited at practice Thursday as the Colts try to manage his practice workload with his shoulder in mind, but he practiced fully Friday, as expected, and is good to go for Sunday's game against the Texans.
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|16||12/24/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
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