Colts’ Luck named AFC Offensive Player of the Month
INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 4, 2014) – It’s a career first for Andrew Luck.
The NFL chose the Colts quarterback as the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November, marking the first time he’s earned the award in his career.
Luck certainly has the numbers to back it up. In November, he was 88-144 for 1,280 yards and 12 touchdowns. He threw two interceptions during that span while leading the Colts to a 3-1 record and compiling a QB rating of 112.0.
He joined Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees as the only quarterbacks in league history with at least 3,000 passing yards in their team’s first nine games of the season and became the third player in NFL history with six straight games of 40-plus attempts.
He threw for at least 300 yards in eight consecutive games, matching the second-longest streak in league history. In the team’s Week 13 win against Washington, Luck tossed a career-high five touchdowns.
He joined Johnny Unitas (one season) and Peyton Manning (six seasons) as the only quarterbacks in franchise history to throw for 30-plus touchdowns in a single season.
On the year, Luck has completed 313 of 491 passes for 4,011 yards, 34 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a 103.0 passer rating. His completion percentage, touchdown total and passer rating are all career highs.
Luck was honored as Offensive Player of the Week in Week 3.
Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was named as AFC Defensive Player of the Week after his performance against Washington. He tied for the team lead with 12 tackles and returned a fumble for a touchdown.