The "Luck" of the Colts Prevails Again
The Colts have taken "playing with passion" to a whole new level. This is a magical season for the boys in blue as they are playing for their head coach Chuck Pagano who is battling cancer. There was never a better example of this than today when they knocked off the Detroit Lions 35-33 at Ford Field on a last second touchdown pass from Andrew Luck to Donnie Avery.
Luck threw for nearly 400 yards and 4 TD's today in another come from behind victory. Seven out of the Eight wins this year has been a come from behind win or has been key first down runs or passes by Luck to seal the victory. He has thrown a lot of interceptions, but these are negated by his poise and clutch moments in the 4th quarter of games. I've never seen a rookie QB have so much calmness and pocket presence in key moments of the game. He has broken the record for most wins by a first overall pick with 8, he's going to break every rookie passing record by the end of the season, and he's going to lead the Colts to the playoffs after the team finished 2-14 a year ago. There's no doubt that Luck will win the Rookie of the Year award in the NFL.
The Colts have Tennessee, Kansas City, and Houston twice, which means they can easily win three of their next four games. This means they will be set up for the most intriguing match up of the post season; Luck versus Manning. The Colts will be traveling to Denver to take on Peyton's new crew if all goes to plan, which should make for some great story lines and ratings around the league. As a resident of Indianapolis, I will be eagerly looking forward to this game along with everyone else here in Big Blue Nation!