Andrew Luck Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Intro: For the third time in his NFL career, Andrew Luck has won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Here’s a look at why Luck earned the honor following the Colts 44-17 win against the Jaguars.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Following a career performance on Sunday afternoon, it was only a matter of time before the awards came to Andrew Luck.

On Wednesday morning, Luck collected his third AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor in 35 career games. Luck previously won the award in Week 7 of the 2013 season (Denver) and Week 9 of the 2012 campaign (Miami).

Here's a rundown on some of Luck's highlights from the Colts 44-17 win over the Jaguars:

  • Luck was 31-of-39 for 370 yards, four touchdowns for a career-high passer rating of 140.4.
  • Luck's completion percentage of 79.5 set a career-high and his 370 yards passing is his third-highest single-game total.
  • Luck's four touchdown passes tied a career-high, which he last set vs. the Bengals in Week 14 of last season.
  • Luck is the first Colts quarterback with at least 350 yards passing, four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 75 percent completion percentage since Johnny Unitas in 1967.
  • In the first half, Luck completed 22-of-27 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns. The three first half touchdown passes marked the second time Luck has reached that total by halftime (10/20/13 vs. Denver).
  • The 244 passing yards by Luck in the first half was the second highest total he's had in a first half (273 vs. Miami on 11/04/12).
  • Luck completed at least two passes to nine different receivers against the Jaguars and at one point connected on 13 consecutive passes.
  • On the season, Luck is 86-of-126 for 912 yards, nine touchdowns (NFL best), three interceptions and a 103.0 passer rating.
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