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Andrew Luck Makes Pro Bowl and Other AFC South Must-Reads
Posted By Nate Dunlevy On January 22, 2013 @ 8:26 am In Colts News | No Comments
Andrew Luck  is headed to Hawaii after all.
Luck will play alongside Reggie Wayne and Robert Mathis and, just as significantly, Peyton Manning .
Brady skips the Pro Bowl nearly every year, typically due to some injury that is never severe enough to keep him off the golf course. He’s missed his last six Pro Bowls due to an assortment of maladies.
For Luck, the honor comes as a cap to a fantastic rookie season that saw him break the record for most passing yards by a rookie. He also became the first top pick in the draft to guide his team to a winning record and a playoff berth.
Luck richly deserved the spot, which looked like a foregone conclusion a month ago . Stunningly, all three of the top seeds in the AFC lost, leaving Manning, Brady and Matt Schaub all eligible to play in the game.
Fortunately for Luck, Brady has no interest in the event, and the opportunity to showcase his talents was afforded him. Given that veterans often play sparingly in the event, Luck may actually get the bulk of the snaps for the AFC.
Luck’s conventional stats were uneven, but many advanced metrics showed just how valuable he was to the Colts. His seven game-winning drives helped Indianapolis to a 9-1 record in one-score games, boosting the franchise to a remarkable 11-win season, nine better than in 2011.
Scott Kacsmar of Cold Hard Football Facts  recaps the comebacks.
Football Outsiders  takes a look at blows to the head calls.
Chase Stuart of Football Perspective  asks if Joe Flacco is elite.
Houston Texans 
Rivers McCown of Battle Red Blog  looks back at his shadow draft.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle  says Owen Daniels is now a Pro Bowler.
Kyle Rodriguez of Colts Authority  compares Cassius Vaughn to Darius Butler.
Tennessee Titans 
John Glennon of the Tennessean  looks at backups who could matter in 2013.
Jacksonville Jaguars 
Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union  says the Jaguars will retain a pair of assistants.
Read more Indianapolis Colts  news on BleacherReport.com
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 Andrew Luck: http://bleacherreport.com/andrew-luck
 Indianapolis Colts: http://bleacherreport.com/indianapolis-colts
 Tom Brady: http://bleacherreport.com/tom-brady
 Peyton Manning: http://bleacherreport.com/peyton-manning
 which looked like a foregone conclusion a month ago: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1458624-colts-super-rookie-andrew-luck-is-not-pro-bowleryet
 Cold Hard Football Facts: http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/content/captain-comeback-harbaugh-brothers-blank-nfls-top-comeback-qbs/21003/
 Football Outsiders: http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra-points/2013/officiating-head-head-contact
 Football Perspective: http://www.footballperspective.com/is-joe-flacco-elite/#more-6437
 Houston Texans: http://bleacherreport.com/houston-texans
 Battle Red Blog: http://www.battleredblog.com/2013/1/21/3896212/2012-shadow-draft-in-review
 Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/01/owen-daniels-added-to-pro-bowl-roster/
 Colts Authority: http://www.coltsauthority.com/2013-articles/january/cassius-vaughn-vs-darius-butler-looking-into-the-future.html
 Tennessee Titans: http://bleacherreport.com/tennessee-titans
 Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130121/SPORTS01/301210051/Which-Titans-backups-could-make-an-impact-2013-
 Jacksonville Jaguars: http://bleacherreport.com/jacksonville-jaguars
 Florida Times-Union: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2013-01-21/story/pair-assistant-coaches-will-stay-jaguars
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