No surprise here. Andrew Luck is a winner. Despite little to no protection from his offensive line, Luck finished the game 14-of-23 for 151 yards and a touchdown. He exited the game after the first drive of the third quarter.
The touchdown pass was a thing of beauty. Under pressure, Luck stepped to the side, avoiding a sack, and threw a perfect deep ball to the front left corner of the end zone. He put it in a place where only his receiver, T.Y. Hilton, could catch it. And catch it Hilton did, for 31 yards and the score.
The Colts offense was struggling up to that drive. The Redskins had just moved down the field for a touchdown. Then, like we've seen before in preseason, after the opponent scores, Luck guided the Colts down the field for a touchdown drive to match them.
He again showed patience and command of this offense. Even though the offense had a difficult day, when Luck's in the game, you get the feeling the Colts can score on every drive. It's kind of like the feeling you had when No. 18 was behind center. Kind of.