The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 13. This marks the fourth time he has earned the award in his career (Week 9 in 2012, Week 7 in 2013 and Week 3 in 2014).
In the Colts 41-10 victory over the New York Jets on Monday Night Football, Luck completed 22-of-28 passes for 278 yards and four touchdowns for a 147.6 passer rating. His 147.6 passer rating marked a new single-game career-high. In his first two drives of the game, Luck completed 6-of-6 passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns for a 158.3 passer rating. He gave the Colts a 7-0 lead following his seven-yard touchdown pass to Dwayne Allen on the team’s opening drive of the game. Luck and Allen connected for a touchdown again on the team’s next possession on a 21-yard pass to give the Colts a 14-0 advantage in the first quarter. Luck found Allen for their third touchdown connection at the 1:24 mark of the second quarter to give the team a 24-3 advantage. Luck’s three passing touchdowns tied for the fifth most in the first half of a single game in Colts history. It was the first time he threw three touchdowns in the first half of a game dating back to Sept. 21, 2014 against Jacksonville. He tallied his fourth touchdown pass of the game when he hit Donte Moncrief for a three-yard score in the third quarter. It marked his eighth career four-plus touchdown game and his first dating back to the 2016 season opener against Detroit.
Luck is the first Colts player to earn AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors this season. Kicker Adam Vinatieri was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 5) and Month (October), while running back Jordan Todman also earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 9) accolades. The last time a Colts player earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors was Luck in Week 3 of the 2014 season.
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