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Colts React to Andrew Luck's Career Day

Andrew Luck posted a career-high passer rating at Jacksonville. Here's what else he accomplished, and what his team had to say about the big day.

JACKSONVILLE --- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had the most efficient game of his career Sunday at Jacksonville, in the 44-17 win over the Jaguars.

Here is the rundown of his fantastic game (thanks to @ColtsConti for these):

31-of-39 (79.5%), 370 yards, 4 touchdowns, 0 interceptions for a career-high 140.4 passer rating

Completed passes to 9 different receivers

His 370 passing yards marked his third highest total in a single game

Luck completed 22-of-27 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns for a 141.4 passer rating in the first half.

He threw for three first half touchdown passes for only the second time in his career (10/20/13 vs. Denver).

Luck's 244 passing yards in the first half was the second highest total for a first half in his career (273 vs. Miami on Nov. 4, 2012).

At one point in the first half, Luck completed 13 consecutive passes until an incompletion to tight end Coby Fleener.

Luck's four touchdown passes tied a career-high which he set on two previous occasions, at Cincinnati (12/8/13) and at Detroit (12/2/12).

With 31 completions, Luck passed Jim Harbaugh (746) for the sixth-most career completions in Colts history.


Here's what his team had to say about Luck's impressive performance, en route to the Colts first win of the season:

Head Coach Chuck Pagano: ""That's Andrew. We know what he is capable of and we have to keep building on that. Again, talk about all of the playmakers we have and the quarterback did a great job spreading it around...To have the yards on the ground like we did (144 rush yards, 5.0 ypc) and be efficient in that way it opens everything else up for Andrew and the pass game."


RB Ahmad Bradshaw: "Andrew finds the open man.  Whenever he's flushed out the pocket, he does a great job of finding the open man.  When we're going out every play, he puts us in the right situations and tries to give us some motivation to execute the next play."  

WR Hakeem Nicks: "He's a great leader and does that very well."

QB Matt Hasselbeck: "We worked really hard this week on understanding their coverages and how they were going to play us. We kind of went in with the mindset of extra sharp focus, try and get a bunch of completions and let the big plays come to him. He played outstanding."

Luck himself on his day: "It was better than the first two games, that's for sure. It was much improved on putting two halves together, the nature of how the game went and what was open. We knew coming in they have a solid front four rushing the passer. I do think we had chances to go down field and take advantage of those. T.Y. (Hilton), Reggie (Wayne), a couple of times down there. Moncrief made a nice catch along the sidelines. We did a good job of taking care of the football and didn't have too many penalties."

Luck on 13 straight completions: "I do think you get into a rhythm, and I focused about getting completions, no interceptions, getting it to the guy early when he's open and let him do some stuff with the ball. Again guys ran crisp, clean routes and protection up front makes it a lot easier."


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