Andrew Luck Continues Making History With Big Day Against Titans

In Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck became just the third player in NFL history with at least 160 touchdown passes within his first 80 career games.

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrates after throwing a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

INDIANAPOLIS — The Andrew Luck Comeback Tour continued accumulating milestones on Sunday with a big performance from the Indianapolis Colts' quarterback against the Tennessee Titans.

In this, Luck's 80th career game, he threw his second touchdown pass of the day in the third quarter, which puts him alongside Dan Marino (182) and Aaron Rodgers (160) as the only players in NFL history with at least 160 touchdown passes in their first 80 career games.

The play, fittingly, was a 12-yard pass to wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, who shook off an attempted tackle along the sideline and tightroped into the end zone.

It was the duo's second touchdown hookup of the day as Luck hit Hilton earlier in the game on a beautiful, 68-yard bomb in the second quarter.

Luck wasn't through making history on Sunday, however, as he also passed Cam Newton (158) for the ninth-most passing touchdowns in a player's first seven seasons in NFL history. With his next passing touchdown, Luck will pass Jim Kelly (161) for the eighth spot.

What makes these milestones even more impressive is that they are an accumulation of what Luck has accomplished despite missing 26 games between 2015-17.

Still within reach for Luck in this contest is a 300-yard game, which, if reached, would lead to Luck passing Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford and Kurt Warner for the second-most 300-yard passing games in a player's first seven seasons in NFL history.

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