Luck Gets First NFL Victory


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Andrew Luck led the Colts to victory Sunday over the Vikings, winning 23-20, earning himself his first NFL victory as a starting quarterback.  Luck looked much more impressive in his second start compared to his first.  Against the Vikings Sunday Luck threw for two touchdowns while completing 20-31 passes for 224 yards.  Even more impressive was the final drive that Luck led the Colts on.  Luck drove the Colts 45 yards in 23 seconds, with help from Minnesota penalties, to set up an Adam Vinatieri game winning field goal from 53 yards out.  Following the games Colts coach Chuck Pagano said, “It’s just amazing that the guy’s able to go out there and do the things he does as a rookie.  He certainly had to put the ball on them and he did.”

Donald Brown led the team in rushing on Sunday, carrying the ball 16 times for 45 yards.  Donnie Avery played extremely well, catching 9 passes for 111 yards.  Luck also continued to show great chemistry with veteran Reggie Wayne.  Wayne caught 6 balls for 71 yards and a touchdown. 

With the victory on Sunday, Luck earned his first career win quicker than Peyton Manning did as a rookie.  Manning started his rookie year 0-4 before winning his first game.  Now Luck will look to build a winning streak upon his first win.  This week he will have a good chance to do so as the team takes on the Jaguars at home.

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