The impressive part about second-year quarterback Andrew Luck isn’t necessarily how often he leads the Colts to come-from-behind wins.
It’s how accepted it’s become that he’s about to.
Playing one of the league’s best defenses, down five in the fourth quarter, Luck did what he’s done so many (nine) times, lead his team back to win.
“Against that team? Extremely difficult,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said, via Mike Wells of ESPN.com. “That’s Andrew being Andrew. We’re very lucky — no pun intended — to have him.”
The guy has played 21 games, won 15 of them. That means 60 percent of the time, he delivers them in dramatic fashion, and they’re getting used to it.
Prior to the 14-play, 86-yard drive that put his side ahead for good, he calmly walked into the huddle and told his team “let’s go get this,” so they did.
“Truth is, we know we have to do our part because we know he’s going to do his part,” right tackle Gosder Cherilus said. “We know the kid has major heart. As long as we do our part — I’m talking about all 10 of us — we know he’ll do his.
“It’s one of those things where we keep playing and keep going we’ll be fine with him leading the way.”
That belief goes a long way, and will keep the Colts thinking they have a chance, as long as he’s on the field.