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Andrew Luck Led NFL in Touchdown Passes in 2014

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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck led the entire NFL in touchdown passes in 2014 (with 40) and finished third in the league in passing yards (with 4,761).

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On Sunday, Andrew Luck reached a significant milestone, breaking Peyton Manning's Colts franchise record by reaching 4,761 yards passing on the season.  He also threw two touchdown passes to bring his season total to 40, the second highest mark in team history.  With the 2014 regular season now officially over, Luck finished third in the league in passing yards and led the league in passing touchdowns this year.

No quarterback in the NFL threw for more touchdowns than Luck did this season and only Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger threw for more yards.  Luck's 4,761 yards are the 19th-most in a single-season in league history and his 40 touchdowns rank 11th in a single-season.  He became just the eighth player ever to throw for 40 or more touchdowns in a season, and only the seventh player to ever throw at least 40 touchdowns and at least 4,750 yards in the same year.

Luck wasn't the only one to put up impressive numbers this season, however.  Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton finished sixth in the league with 1,345 receiving yards despite not catching a single pass in the last two games of the season (due to a hamstring injury).  He finished sixth in the league in yards per catch with 16.4 as well, and seventh in receiving first downs (62).  He was tied for the sixth most receptions over 20-yards on the year as well (with 21).

Tight ends Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen each caught eight touchdowns on the season, tying them for 18th in the league in touchdown receptions.  They finished tied for the fifth most receiving touchdowns among tight ends, however -and they both played for the same team!

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw, despite spending the final six games of the season on injured reserve, led all running backs with six touchdown receptions in 2014.

Kicker Adam Vinatieri led the NFL by making 96.8% of his kicks, and his 30 makes were tied for the sixth most in the league.  Punter Pat McAfee finished seventh in punting average (46.7), third in net punting average (42.8), seventh in punts pinned inside the 20 yard line (30) - breaking his own franchise record, and led the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs, as well as with three successful onside kick attempts.