INDIANAPOLIS --- It was just another ho-hum four passing touchdown day at the office for Andrew Luck. He even spent part of his post-game press conference talking about that one bad pass he made, after a 41-17 win over the Titans. It's not like he leads the NFL in touchdowns. Oh, wait...he does.
Luck has finished the best statistical month of his career. His 13 passing touchdowns (14 total if you include one rushing score) leads all quarterbacks in the league. He broke Peyton Manning's franchise record of 11 passing touchdowns through the first four games of the season by two.
Luck's 393 yards against the Titans was a season-high, after posting two other games already this year with 370 yards. He also did it against a Tennessee defense that had only allowed an average of 170 passing yards per game. Luck blew by that in the first half, with more than 200 yards passing. Another game ball for the mantle...
And his teammates are watching in amazement as much as his fans are at what this third year quarterback is doing.
"It speaks volumes. None of this surprises me because of the way he practices. His work ethic is amazing," said wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, after his six catch, 105 yard performance. "To be able to see him do it in practice and then come out here and put on a show, it's just unbelievable."
Not even an interception at the end of the first half that led to a Titans touchdown phased Luck on this day.
"That can easily put you in the tank. He came in the locker room and told everybody it was his fault," said Reggie Wayne, who also went over the century mark with 7 catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. "He promised he'd come out in the 2nd half and deliver. He was able to do that. It's things like that that you see from a young quarterback like Andrew that shows you how much promise that he has."
Even with less than 10 minutes left in the game and the Colts up 24 points, TV cameras spotted Luck on the sidelines studying his tablet computer with coaches.
"He wants to be ahead of the defense," said running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who scored his 4th receiving touchdown of the season. "Just his study habits during the week, you know that he's going to be on top of his game on Sunday."
The first month of Luck's third season should start putting him into the early MVP conversation as well.