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In Leading The NFL, Andrew Luck Spreading The Wealth

Intro: Sunday was a feast for the Colts skill players in piling up the team's highest point total in nearly seven years. Here’s a look at all the weapons Andrew Luck has turned to in leading the NFL in touchdowns after three weeks.


INDIANAPOLIS – When fantasy questions came pouring in this offseason, the popular thought was to have some caution before choosing Colts skill players.

The reason wasn't for a lack of talent at those position groups.

But rather, it was the abundance of worthy candidates for Andrew Luck to turn towards that should have had fantasy owners second-guessing the selection of Colts pass catchers.

After three weeks of the season, Luck sits atop all fantasy quarterbacks but, as expected, the wealth has been spread around.

"We've got some great runners, obviously some great catchers," the distributor in Luck says.

"I know when the ball can get in those guys' hands and they get touches and feel that momentum, that good part of the game, they're going to make plays."

Pep Hamilton has preached all offseason long about the need to accentuate the abilities of all the Colts skill players.

Sunday was the perfect blueprint of exactly that.

In his career passer rating performance (140.4), Luck hit nine different receivers at least two times against the Jaguars.

The Colts 529 net yards on Sunday were the most for the team in nearly a decade and the 44 points scored were the highest since the 2007 campaign.

"We know we have a bunch of weapons surrounding Andrew (Luck)," Chuck Pagano says.

"It's always good, because people, they're going to take away certain guys. So to have the ability to spread the ball around is always a good thing."

On the season, Luck has targeted his receivers 55 percent of the times but it's the tight ends and running backs who have seen the most attention in the end zone.

Luck's nine touchdown passes are the most in the NFL after three games and perhaps the most surprising part of that number comes with leading receivers Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton having yet to score this season.

Thanks to another day of clean pockets for Luck, the Colts offense had a rhythm on Sunday that was impossible to slow down in the first half.

"I do think we were in a good rhythm, and when you can get in that rhythm with good tempo and the way the guys are protecting up front, I don't want to say it slows down but you do have a sense of comfortness, or whatever that is," Lucks says.

"I do also think guys ran great routes, they were open, so it was a good all-around offensive effort I think."

Of the nine players that caught at least two passes on Sunday, eight have played leading roles at their specific position groups throughout their NFL careers.

They are now all together in the same Indianapolis offense and taking a back seat is welcomed, as long as the end goal is achieved.

"That's where your team goals should be ahead of your individual," tight end Dwayne Allen says.

"We all want to make a Pro Bowl, all want to be All-Pro but more importantly, we all want to hoist a Lombardi. As long as we all keep that No. 1, then everything else takes care of itself."

Highlights from the Colts win over the Jaguars in Jacksonville.

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