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Andrew Luck Was “Peyton-Esque” and Other AFC South Must-Reads
Posted By Nate Dunlevy On December 3, 2012 @ 7:59 am In Colts News | No Comments
There’s no point in running from the comparisons.
A day after another stunning come-from-behind win and the press is already at a loss to find appropriate adjectives to describe the play of Andrew Luck.
It ought to be football blasphemy to compare a 23-year-old rookie to a four-time MVP and one of the five best quarterbacks to ever play the game, but after what Luck pulled off in Detroit , the word is strangely appropriate.
Consider this from Chase Stuart  of Football Perspective and the New York Times:
The fact is that Luck’s efforts in the final three minutes were so improbable, so unlike what we’ve seen from any normal rookie that inventing superlatives that invoke the name of Manning are all we have left.
Rookies have won big games before. They’ve lead comebacks before. They’ve taken teams to the playoffs before.
What no rookie has ever done is carry a team on his back all the way to the postseason the way Luck has. Consider that he led his game-winning drives on an offense built around a collection of cast-offs on the offensive line and a rookie running back, two rookie tight ends and two rookie receivers.
He did it on a day in which his defense, the worst in football , surrendered 33 points.
He did it while dropping back some 60 times, routinely chucking the ball 30 yards downfield, with rarely a checkdown in sight.
He won a game in which everyone knew going in that unless he was truly special, his team had little hope of victory.
And to top it all off, he did it on the road.
Where have we seen a quarterback carry that much of the burden for delivering victory for a team?
I might as well have been describing the 2010 Colts, not the 2012 Colts.
Brian Burke of Advanced NFL Stats  has advice for offensive coordinators.
Keith Goldner of Advanced NFL Stats  has a Markov model for overtime states.
Houston Texans 
Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com  says J.J. Watt is best at disrupting pass plays.
Kuharsky says the Texans are where they expected to be.
McClain writes that  injuries forced unusual moves.
Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle  says the defense bounced back.
Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle  lists 10 things we learned.
Indianapolis Colts 
Phil B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star  talks about stats that impressed him.
Roy Hobbson of Colts Authority  shreds a terrible article. (Language NSFW)
Colts.com  takes you inside a jubilant locker room.
Tennessee Titans 
David Climer of the Tennessean  says the Titans face big questions now.
David Boclair of the City Paper  says too many turnovers doomed the Titans.
Tom Gower of Total Titans  ho-hums about the loss.
Jacksonville Jaguars 
Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union  calls the Jaguars “the king of blink”.
Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union  says Jason Babin was a non-factor.
Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union  says the Jaguars took a step back.
Read more Indianapolis Colts  news on BleacherReport.com
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 Indianapolis Star : http://www.indystar.com/article/20121202/SPORTS15/212020354/1058/SPORTS03
 35-33 thriller: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1430010-colts-vs-lions-andrew-luck-leads-miracle-comback-again
 Detroit: http://bleacherreport.com/detroit-lions
 Chase Stuart: Http://twitter.com/fbgchase
 the worst in football: http://footballoutsiders.com/stats/teamdef
 Advanced NFL Stats: http://www.advancednflstats.com/2012/12/attention-all-offensive-coordinators.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
 Advanced NFL Stats: http://www.advancednflstats.com/2012/12/markov-model-of-overtime.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
 Houston Texans: http://bleacherreport.com/houston-texans
 ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/44234/watt-is-tops-in-disrupted-dropbacks
 Kuharsky says : http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/44338/as-they-expected-texans-are-in-playoffs
 Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/12/texans-must-do-better-next-week/
 Patriots: http://bleacherreport.com/new-england-patriots
 McClain writes that: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/12/injury-bug-takes-aim-at-texans-again/
 Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/12/texans-defense-gets-a-hand-from-its-subs/
 Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/12/solomon-10-things-we-learned-from-texans/
 Indianapolis Colts: http://bleacherreport.com/indianapolis-colts
 NFL: http://bleacherreport.com/nfl
 video: http://www.nfl.com/videos/indianapolis-colts/0ap2000000103633/Luck-gets-guidance-from-greats
 Indianapolis Star: http://blogs.indystar.com/philb/2012/11/30/sometimes-those-nfl-stats-jump-out-at-you/
 Colts Authority: http://www.coltsauthority.com/2012-archives/november/roy-hobbson-goes-all-fjm-on-the-worst-article-ever-written.html
 Better Living Through Beowulf: http://www.betterlivingthroughbeowulf.com/?p=15943
 Peyton Manning: http://bleacherreport.com/peyton-manning
 Colts.com: http://www.colts.com/fanzone/GoPano.html
 Tennessee Titans: http://bleacherreport.com/tennessee-titans
 Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121202/SPORTS01/312020097/David-Climer-Season-doomed-Titans-face-big-questions?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CSports%20Tennessee%20Titans
 City Paper: http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/sports/too-many-turnovers-too-much-titans-overcome-against-texans
 Total Titans: http://www.totaltitans.com/2012-articles/december/ho-hum-titans-lose-to-texans-24-10.html
 Jacksonville Jaguars: http://bleacherreport.com/jacksonville-jaguars
 Florida Times-Union: http://members.jacksonville.com/premium/opinion/blog/400565/gene-frenette/2012-12-02/gene-frenette-jaguars-sorry-show-has-four-episodes-left
 Florida Times-Union: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-12-02/story/jason-babin-mostly-non-factor-debut-jaguars
 Florida Times-Union: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-12-02/story/jaguars-take-another-step-back-loss-bills
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