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Rank Among Leaders
|Andrew Luck throws career-worst four INTs in playoff loss |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(1/11/14) Colts quarterback Andrew Luck endured an up-and-down performance during Saturday's AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Patriots.
With his back against the wall, Luck had to throw his way out of it, and as a result, threw a career-worst four interceptions. Luck was picked off by Alfonzo Dennard on the opening drive of the game but bounced back with a 38-yard touchdown pass to LaVon Brazill in the first quarter.
Luck found Brazill again for a 35-yard strike in the third quarter but was picked off by Dont'a Hightower, Jamie Collins and Dennard once more. He completed 20 of 41 passes for 331 yards with two touchdowns in a 43-22 defeat.
Luck averaged 387.0 passing yards, with six touchdowns and seven interceptions through two postseason games. He finished the regular season with 3,822 yards passing , 23 touchdowns, nine interceptions and an 87.0 quarterback rating while completing 60.2 percent of his passes and also scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
|Andrew Luck comes up big late in comeback |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(1/4/14) In his first playoff game a year ago, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck struggled mightily as the Ravens ran through the Colts in the Wild Card round. Early on Saturday against the Chiefs, it looked like more of the same, before Luck flipped the script to lead the way in an improbable 45-44 win.
Luck and the Colts fell behind big early in the game, entering the second half down 31-10 with Luck struggling. He opened the second half with an interception, one of three on the day, but did just about everything else he needed to to get the win from that point on.
Luck ultimately finished the game with 443 yards through the air while completing 29 of 45 passes, and he added four touchdowns to make up for his three interceptions. He also scored on a fumble return on the goal line, while adding 45 yards on seven carries.
Luck put it all on the table, good and bad, Saturday, and has earned the right to move on to the second round of the playoffs in his second season. His prize is the right to take on either the Broncos or Patriots on the road, depending on the outcome of Sunday's other Wild Card game.
|Andrew Luck probably considered just a safe play Week 16 |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(12/17/13) It's probably fair to say Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was a huge letdown for Fantasy owners in Week 15 after he was coming off a 40-point Fantasy performance the week before. Luck did throw two touchdowns Sunday vs. Houston, but he finished with just 180 passing yards and 19 Fantasy points.
Luck has been held to less than 20 Fantasy points in five of his last six games. He surpassed 20 Fantasy points five times in his first eight games. It's quite obvious to see how the absence of veteran receiver Reggie Wayne (knee) has impacted the passing game, particularly Luck's numbers.
Next up for Luck is Kansas City in Week 16. For the season, quarterbacks are averaging 17.6 Fantasy points per week against the Chiefs, which is tied for the 10th-lowest average. Only four quarterbacks have thrown for multiple touchdowns against Kansas City, and quarterbacks have tossed nearly as many interceptions (20) as touchdowns (21).
You might be surprised to know, but Luck enters Week 16 as a top 10 Fantasy quarterback. His early-season play has been a huge factor in earning that distinction. But if you look at his weekly production, he finished with less than 10 Fantasy points just once this season.
Luck is probably not a home-run option Week 16 because of the matchup. So if you are looking for potential sleepers, Jay Cutler, Ryan Tannehill and Kirk Cousins could be possible options to start over Luck this week.
|Andrew Luck not needed in the second half |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/15/13) Relying mostly on short, underneath routes, quarterback Andrew Luck got the Colts off to a quick start Week 15 against the Texans, leading the team on two touchdown drives in the first half for a 20-3 halftime lead.
It was so effective that, with the defense playing well, the passing game wasn't even needed in the second half. In all, Luck completed 19 of 32 passes for 180 yards, but in the second half, he was just 4 for 10 for 22 yards. Luck also had five carries for 29 yards, but then again, he also threw an interception, getting picked off by Johnathan Joseph in the first quarter. The Colts won the game 25-3.
It was a stark contrast to the Colts' previous meeting with the Texans in Week 9, when Luck threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns. The Texans were more competitive in that one, losing 27-24.
The Colts will visit the Chiefs in Week 16 for what figures to be a more even matchup.
|Andrew Luck could defy matchup again |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/10/13) Though he appeared to have a tough matchup Week 14 at Cincinnati, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck turned in his best performance of the season, throwing for 326 yards and four touchdowns. He's a good bet to defy the odds again in Week 15 against a Texans team that ranks second against the pass, allowing 183.6 yards per game.
Despite the high ranking, the Texans have gotten burned by plenty of quarterbacks this season, allowing 23 touchdown passes while recording an NFL-low five interceptions. They've faced the Jaguars two of the last three weeks, which has certainly helped pad their stats, but against the Patriots in Week 13, they allowed 371 yards and two touchdowns to Tom Brady.
Luck himself had no trouble against the Texans in Week 9. In fact, from a Fantasy perspective, it was his third-best game of the season. He threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns. Granted, it was a more competitive game than the Texans have played in recent weeks, which required Luck to put up big numbers, but given Trent Richardson's struggles, the Colts are learning they have to rely on Luck's arm to win games.
Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both expect Luck to pick up where he left off, ranking him among their top-10 quarterbacks, but he's no lock. Nathan Zegura ranks him only 14th.
|Andrew Luck began paying dividends right away for the Colts, though his Fantasy totals werenít quite as impressive. Luck finished as a Top-12 Fantasy quarterback, but had just six games with 20-plus Fantasy points (standard-scoring leagues). That's half as many as Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Luck's year really wasn't all that great. He threw for 4,374 yards and 23 touchdowns, running for another five touchdowns and 255 yards. That seems fine for a typical rookie but not for someone who had as much clout as Luck. Now consider that he completed just 54.1 percent of his passes and turned the ball over 23 times (18 interceptions, five fumbles) and itís clear he wasn't the perfect quarterback you might have thought. But that was then and this is now Ė the Colts have beefed up their offensive line and expect Luck to have more time to throw. His coaches expect the game to slow down for him in his second season, plus a change in coordinators brings the scheme he used in college into the pros. Finally, he's got a heck of an arm. Luck still strikes us as a Top-12 quarterback and one that brings some decent value with a sixth-round pick. (Updated 4/26/13) |