It wasn’t the most impressive game from No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck on Sunday, but he nearly was able to win despite throwing two interceptions during his time on the field. Luck orchestrated three second quarter scoring drives to put his Colts in the lead at halftime, but Indianapolis couldn’t withstand a late push by the Steelers, and ultimately fell 26-24.
The Steelers jumped out to an early lead Sunday after Ike Taylor picked off Luck and ran it back 50 yards for a score. But Luck didn’t let his mistake throw him off his game, and he actually showed exactly why the Colts took him first overall this past April. After throwing the pick and trailing 14-0, Luck strung together three scoring drives in the second quarter with two ending in trips to the endzone.
But the Colts couldn’t hold off the Steelers, who despite not getting to the endzone once in the second half, managed to come back and win the game behind the leg of rookie kicker Danny Hrapmann.
Indianapolis fans can rest assured though, that their man Luck is cool under pressure. Luck didn’t let any of the mistakes or pitfalls on the night slow his swagger roll. When he threw an interception, he came back and led a 10 play, 80 yard drive for a score. On the next possession he was let down by his receivers but came right back at them the next drive.
After torching the Rams in his NFL debut, Luck ran into a more stout and controlled defense, and he fared very well. That’s something Colts fans can look forward to. This upcoming season may not end in a Super Bowl, but Luck is already starting to look like a seasoned pro, and we haven’t even hit the regular season yet.
That seems like a bold statement, but as of right now, the Colts have more than just regular old luck going for them, they have Andrew Luck.