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Andrew Luck sets rookie record for passing yards in a game

The Colts' Andrew Luck passes on the Dolphins during an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Indiana. Reuters

The big buzz coming into Sunday’s game between the Colts and the Dolphins dealt with the rookie quarterbacks starting for each team and they have both come through with fine performances.

Andrew Luck’s been a little bit finer than Ryan Tannehill, though. In terms of passing yardage, he’s been finer than any other rookie quarterback in history. Luck has thrown for 433 yards with just under six minutes to play in the fourth quarter, breaking the record Cam Newton set during his rookie season in 2011.

Luck has made a lot of huge throws to put the Colts in the lead 23-20 at this juncture, but he got the record on a two-yard flip to tight end Dwayne Allen. It was an impressive bit of sack avoidance by Luck to get the ball to Allen, who helped set up Adam Vinatieri for a go-ahead field goal.

Peyton Manning has the Colts’ franchise record for single game passing yardage with 472. That could be at risk if this one heads to overtime.

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12 Responses to “Andrew Luck sets rookie record for passing yards in a game”
  1. S.Nevada says: Nov 4, 2012 4:01 PM

    I don’t want to hear about he has less to work with compared to the other qbs ever again. The Colts are a good team with a good QB.

  2. bigjdve says: Nov 4, 2012 4:02 PM

    Do they actually run the ball at all?

  3. afty2001 says: Nov 4, 2012 4:03 PM

    Cue the Redskins haters. Hhmmm didn’t we hear at the beginning of the year how much better RG3′s team was? Who has the better record?

  4. wwwfella says: Nov 4, 2012 4:14 PM

    your right because the redskins entire team except rg3 and alfred morris is terrible

  5. rodge1 says: Nov 4, 2012 4:16 PM

    The refs helped a lot. Watch the tape

  6. cornersss says: Nov 4, 2012 4:26 PM

    Luck, Newton and Tannehill are #1, #2, and #3 for most yards in a game by a rookie. Tanny had 1 yard shy of Newtons record.

    Are these guys that special or has the league changed?

  7. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 4, 2012 4:28 PM

    he has wayne and a bunch of rookies, Luck makes them better, wayne had a down year last year, but having a monster comeback year, thankful to Luck!!!

  8. atowarak says: Nov 4, 2012 4:29 PM

    are you serious? The team has been stripped clean, Reggie Wayne has been great for the team, and the two stars of the defense have been in an out of injury. The colts defense was on their 5th in line CB. Still tons of drops from WR could have probably taken Peyton’s record for 477 yards. Luck just made those 3rd down conversions and everything was placed on his shoulders.

  9. fishyinalittledishy says: Nov 4, 2012 4:40 PM

    Luck is going to be great, dolphins could not get near him most of the time he was walking around with a cigar before he passed very bad dolphin play from a def passing point of view rushing him and coverage but if he is who we think he is it looks like he will be doing this for years to come. Bloody not fair the the colts get to greats one after the other and we have to wait all these years for tannehill to come along. I think the colts are deceptifly good. I dont think miami is as good as we think and hope they are but i am surprised as a team how good we are if that makes sence.

  10. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 4, 2012 5:24 PM

    Luck is going to be great, dolphins could not get near him most of the time he was walking around with a cigar before he passed very bad dolphin play from a def passing point of view rushing him and coverage but if he is who we think he is it looks like he will be doing this for years to come. Bloody not fair the the colts get to greats one after the other and we have to wait all these years for tannehill to come along. I think the colts are deceptifly good. I dont think miami is as good as we think and hope they are but i am surprised as a team how good we are if that makes sence.

    well said, i wish yr dolphins luck the rest of the year, i have yr defense as one of my FF defenses, of course i sat them today

  11. phinfan says: Nov 4, 2012 5:24 PM

    And how is the other qb record setter (cam) doing these days??

  12. bigblackanvil says: Nov 4, 2012 5:34 PM

    Cue the Redskins haters. Hhmmm didn’t we hear at the beginning of the year how much better RG3′s team was? Who has the better record?
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    Why is there so much hate for RG3??? On Redskins fan page we don’t really trash Luck. The majority of us said we liked them both. We the real Redskins fan’s knew we were a few injuries away from disaster. Now we are depleted on both sides of the ball. The bye is here and we will be fine. But good luck with Luck and enjoy his success. HTTR !!!!

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