Last year Cam Newton blew away the NFL rookie passing record, throwing for 422 yards in a single game. That’s a mark that no longer stands, as Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck bested Newton by ten yards in the Colts 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
It was yet another emotional game for the Colts as head coach Chuck Pagano was in attendance and even addressed the team just weeks after being diagnosed with Leukemia. Luck gave his head coach a spectacle as he threw for 433 yards and 2 TDs, helping the Colrs advance to 5-3 and put them in the thick of a heated playoff race in the AFC.
As a result of Luck’s 433 yard throw-gasm, T.Y. Hilton reeled in 102 yards and a touchdown while Donnie Avery also went over 100 yards, racking up four more yards than Hilton, although Avery was held out of the endzone.
The Dolphins made it interesting, but an Adam Vinatieri field goal ended up making the difference in the final score, as his 43 yard field goal with 5:58 left in the game gave the Colts the 23-20 lead they took the rest of the way.
There’s no doubt Luck has been hyped to be the next big thing in the NFL, and although he’s not had the rock star press that Robert Griffin III has had this year, Luck’s team is winning and the No. 1 overall pick is breaking records in just his 9th game of the year.