INDIANAPOLIS — In front of an eager Monday Night Football crowd, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck continued to check off some boxes as he returns to football.
This was Luck's first game in front of a Lucas Oil Stadium crowd since Jan. 1, 2017, and they welcomed him back with open arms to a loud ovation when the offense first hit the field.
The home crowd on Monday night got to see Luck for five drives which went about halfway into the second quarter.
Although it is an eventual lock for all quarterbacks, Luck threw his first in-game interception since the 2016 season. On the offense's second drive — starting deep in Ravens territory after safety Clayton Geathers was able to force a fumble on a punt play — Luck tried to find a familiar face in tight end Jack Doyle, but he found Ravens safety Anthony Levine instead.
Luck was also sacked two times on the night, once by Terrell Suggs and the other by Za'Darius Smith.
Luck was able to lead the offense to a first-quarter scoring drive, however. Kicker Adam Vinatieri tied a career-long with a 57-yard field goal with 49 seconds left in the first quarter, giving the Colts an early 3-0 lead. The drive amassed 48 yards in 12 plays.
In Luck's five drives, he completed 6-of-13 passes for 50 yards. He completed two passes each to tight ends Doyle and Eric Ebron and one each to wide receiver Chester Rogers and running back Josh Ferguson.
The results of the offense's drives under Luck were: punt, interception, field goal, punt, punt.
While Luck was on the field, the Colts offense totaled 44 yards (13 rushing, 31 receiving) on 23 plays, resulting in three first downs. They were 2-for-7 on third down.