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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Luck was 25-of-44 passing for 370 yards, three touchdowns and an interception, and he added 18 rushing yards with a fumble. In standard leagues, he was good for 29 Fantasy points, which is now four times this season that he's scored at least 29 points.
He hasn't scored less than 22 Fantasy points in any game this year, and we don't see him slowing down any time soon. He faces the Bengals at home in Week 7, which isn't an easy matchup, but Luck should be considered a Top 5 Fantasy quarterback the rest of the season.
His breakout year is happening before our eyes, and we love how dominant Luck has become. And, to get you even more excited, he closes the year with plus matchups against Jacksonville, Washington, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas and Tennessee from Week 12 on. He's going to be awesome come Fantasy playoff time.
Luck threw a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter. He found Ahmad Bradshaw for a 5-yard touchdown strike and then fired a 4-yard dart to Coby Fleener on the final play of the period. Luck had his pass tipped by Jared Crick at the line and picked off by Justin Tuggle in the second quarter. He bounced back with a 33-yard strike to T.Y. Hilton in the third quarter.
Luck compiled for 370 yards through the air while completing 25 of 44 passes. He added three touchdowns and one interception, registering a 97.7 passer rating. He rushed for 19 yards on seven carries and was sacked three times in a 33-28 victory. He has 1,987 passing yards through six games.
The Colts will host the Bengals in Week 7.
Even when things aren't going well for elite quarterbacks, they find a way to pick Fantasy owners up. At this point, there is little question that
Last week, I wondered if Luck was the best quarterback for Fantasy purposes around. While Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers might have something to say about that, Luck has certainly put himself in that discussion, and he showed why again in Week 5 against the Ravens.
Luck turned the ball over twice, but still racked up 21 Fantasy points Sunday. He remains an incredibly effective scrambler, a dangerous weapon given how much he has improved as a passer. He has tossed 300-plus yards in four of five games, and now has multiple touchdowns in each.
The Colts have had Luck sling the ball around 43.2 times per game, and it is hard to argue with the results. Luck has some tough matchups coming up, but you cannot even think about sitting him at this point.
Luck showed some struggles early on and was picked off twice by Haloti Ngata in the first quarter and was limited to 109 passing yards in the first half. Luck fired a 6-yard touchdown strike to Dwayne Allen in the third quarter and scored on a 13-yard scamper in the fourth quarter to put the game away. It was his second rushing touchdown of the season.
Luck compiled 312 yards through the air while completing 32 of 49 passes. He added one touchdown and two interceptions in the air, registering a 72.8 passer rating. He was sacked once and rushed for 12 yards on six carries in a 20-13 victory.
Luck has surpassed the 300-yard mark in all but one of his first five games. He'll look to continue that trend at Houston in Week 6.
|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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