On a night in which the Colts were blown out, Luck still managed to deliver a quality performance. His first score came on a 10-yard fade to Hakeem Nicks with less than a minute left in the first half. He added a second touchdown on a one-yard toss to a wide-open Anthony Costanzo, who was eligible on the play with the Colts using a jumbo offensive line.
Luck has now delivered eight straight 300-yard performances and is up to 3,388 passing yards with 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 10 games. He also served as the Colts' leading rusher Sunday, gaining 15 yards on three carries. Luck will be looking for a better result in Week 12 against the Jaguars.
The general rule for whether or not a player has analysis written about him (as opposed to just a typical performance update) the day or day after he plays is if he departs from his baseline, his expected level of production, in a positive or negative way.
The crazy thing about
Yet here I am analyzing him for maybe the last time until his next bad game, assuming he ever has one. He hasn't really this season. He's thrown for at least 300 yards in every game but one, when he had only 172, but even then, he threw for three touchdowns. He's thrown for multiple touchdowns in every game but one, when he had only one, but even then, he ran for a score.
And obviously, three or four scores has been more typical for him than just two. Not even Drew Brees can say that anymore.
Luck has become as good as it gets in Fantasy, as elite as his
Luck went over 300 yards for the seventh straight game, completing 25 of 46 throws for 354 yards. He's the first player in NFL history to throw for 350-plus yards in five straight road games. He did not commit a turnover for the second time this season.
This was Luck's fifth career game with four touchdown passes.
Luck caught the Giants napping on his first score. Rushing to the line to avoid a replay challenge on tight end Coby Fleener's bobbling 21-yard catch, Luck found Fleener open for a 32-yard touchdown. Luck threw for three more scores in the third quarter.
Wideout T.Y. Hilton wrestled away a 31-yard touchdown from Giants corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Then Luck connected with wideout Reggie Wayne for a 40-yard score and tight end Dwayne Allen on a 2-yarder.
Luck, who rushed twice for 5 yards, is on a bye Week 10.
It's not often a quarterback throws for 400 yards and two touchdowns and is thoroughly outplayed. But such was the fate of
Luck completed 26 of 45 passes for 400 yards and two scores - 122 yards and four touchdowns less than counterpart Ben Roethlisberger. Luck also tossed two interceptions and tripped over the feet of his center to land in the end zone for a critical safety early in the fourth quarter after he had cut the deficit to 42-34.
The Colts quarterback was stymied for most of the first quarter as the Steelers built up their lead. He hit tight end Dwayne Allen for a 21-yard touchdown pass early in the second and added a 31-yard scoring strike to Donte Moncrief late in the third.
Luck will hope for better luck next Monday night against the visiting Giants.
But he was anyway.
Luck finished 27 of 42 for 344 yards, two touchdowns (giving him 19 on the year) and no interceptions in burying the Bengals. It was his fifth consecutive 300-yard performance. Not bad considering he threw for minus-1 yard on the team's first possession.
One of the touchdowns was a touch-lob over a defender to tight end Dwayne Allen that was taken 32 yards into the end zone.
Luck will seek to keep it rolling in Week 8 against the Steelers.
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