Reviewing Luck's numbers in Detroit

December, 3, 2012
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The statistical rundown of Andrew Luck's down-and-up day in the Colts' 35-33 win in Detroit, from ESPN Stats & Info:
  • His eighth win sets the NFL record for wins by a rookie starting QB drafted No. 1 overall in the common draft era. Sam Bradford won seven for St. Louis in 2010, Cam Newton won six in 2011 and Jim Plunkett won six in 1971.
  • He produced his fifth game-winning drive of the season. Only Atlanta’s Matt Ryan (six) has more. The five ties the record mark for a rookie. In 2006, Vince Young of the Titans led five game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime and Ben Roethlisberger had five for the Steelers in 2004.
  • Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery on the final play from scrimmage to give the Colts the win at Ford Field. Luck also threw a game-winner to Reggie Wayne with 35 seconds remaining against the Packers in October. He is the first NFL rookie to throw two game-winning TD passes inside the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter. (From Elias.)
  • Luck had a Total QBR of 31.4 in Sunday's game. The number was 96.7 in the final five minutes of the game after it was just 11.3 in the first 55 minutes of the game.
  • If Luck averages just 114 passing yards per game in the Colts’ final four games, he will break Newton’s 2011 rookie record of 4,051 passing yards. With 143 yards against the Titans Sunday, he’ll catch Peyton Manning (3,739) for second on that list.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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