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Andrew Luck Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week for his week three performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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As many Colts fans expected, the NFL this morning named Colts quarterback Andrew Luck the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in week three against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Luck was masterful on Sunday, completing 31 of 39 passes (79.5%) for 370 yards, 4 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, and a passer rating of 140.4.  The completion percentage and passer rating were both career highs, the four touchdown passes  tied a career high, and the 370 yards tied for the third highest total of his career.

Luck was in complete control of the offense and he made some incredible throws.  He didn't miss on many and didn't make many mistakes.  He led the Colts to a 30-0 halftime lead and a 44-17 victory overall.  At one point in the first half he completed 13 straight passes (only to have it broken by a dropped touchdown pass) and he threw for 244 yards and 3 touchdowns in the first half alone.

This is the third time in his career that Luck has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.  The first was in week 9 of 2012 against the Miami Dolphins, where Luck completed 30 of 48 passes (62.5%) for 433 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions for a passer rating of 106.0.  The second was in week 7 of 2013 against the Denver Broncos, where Luck completed 21 of 38 passes (55.3%) for 228 yards, 3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, for a passer rating of 99.5, while Luck also added 29 yards and a touchdown on the ground.  Luck has now earned the distinction one time in each of his first three seasons, but I think there's a good chance that this won't be the only time this season that Luck gets the honor - especially considering the fact that the Colts have another game against the Jaguars remaining on the schedule, this time at home.

Congrats to Andrew Luck on the well-earned distinction!