The Chicago Bears spoiled Colts’ rookie Andrew Luck’s NFL debut, beating the Colts 41-21. Luck struggled for much of his first professional start. The Bear’s defense was able to be disruptive and keep Luck off balance for much of the game. Luck finished the game today 23/45 for 309 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. In addition to the three interceptions, Luck lost a fumble and was sacked three times. “There will be a lot of positives, a lot of negatives, we’ll try to learn from it,” Lucks said. “I’m still disappointed fresh off what happened but we’ll get over it.”
During the game Luck showed a great connection with one of Peyton Manning’s former favorite targets, Reggie Wayne. Wayne caught nine passes for 135 yards Sunday. Luck’s lone touchdown pass was on a four yard pass to Donnie Avery early in the fourth quarter. Donald Brown lead the Colts in rushing Sunday with 9 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown.
While Luck’s NFL debut may not have been what Colts fans were hoping for, there is plenty to be excited about. Luck will only continue to learn and adapt to the NFL and it will only be a matter of time until he will be leading the Colts to victory. One thing to note, in Peyton Manning’s first NFL game he only threw for 302 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions in a loss. Both Luck and Manning struggled in their respective debuts and although Luck has very large shoes to fill, Colts fans should rest assured that their future is bright with this rookie quarterback. Luck will look to change the Colts luck next week against the Vikings.