NFL selects Andrew Luck as AFC Offensive Player of the Week after Jets game

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 05: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 5, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NFL definitely took notice of Andrew Luck’s performance on Monday Night Football.

The league named the Colts quarterback the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his four-touchdown game against the New York Jets. It’s the fourth time Luck has earned the award (Week 9 in 2012, Week 7 in 2013 and Week 3 in 2014).

During the Colts’ 41-10 thrashing of the Jets, Luck threw three touchdowns to Dwayne Allen and another to Donte Moncrief. He finished 22-of-28 for 278 and four touchdowns. His passer rating was 147.6, a new single-game career high for Luck. Luck compiled a perfect passer rating of 158.3 during the first two drives of the game (6-of-6, 93 yards, 2 touchdowns).

The game marked the eighth time in his career that Luck has thrown for at least four touchdowns in a game.

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 in Week 5 and earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October. Returner Jordan Todman was AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 9.

The last Colts player honored as AFC Offensive Player of the Week was Luck, who earned the award in Week 3 of the 2014 season.