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30-of-48, 433 yards, two touchdowns
Andrew Luck is now in the lead in the Rookie of the Year award chase after his incredible performance this week.
Luck broke the rookie record for passing yards this week, a record previously held by Cam Newton. Luck is now tied for fourth in passing yards this season with none other than Peyton Manning.
The comparisons between Luck and Manning will keep coming for the next few years. At this point, Luck is performing better than Manning did in his rookie season.
Luck has helped turned the Colts around. After finishing last year with an incredibly disappointing record of 2-14, they are now 5-3 at the halfway point. Luck is putting the offense on his back and helping the team late in the game.
His two most surprising traits are his ability to avoid being sacked and his ability to lead important drives late in the game. He always seems to find ways to shake off defenders, even if they are wrapping him up. With several games coming down to the final few possessions, Luck is also becoming a clutch player.
We are seeing why Indianapolis chose Luck with the first pick, and he is continuing to excel and improve each week.