The amazing part of Andrew Luck’s ability to lead his team to comeback wins is the way it is accepted as the norm now.
Bringing the Colts back from a 21-3 deficit for a 27-24 win last night against the Texans was the 10th time in two seasons he’s led a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime, so it’s almost become commonplace to his teammates.
“I would like to say there was a movie speech or something by him at halftime, but there really wasn’t,” Colts tight end Coby Fleener said, via Mike Wells of ESPN.com. “He doesn’t surprise me. That’s the complex answer that I can give. Pretty much there’s nothing he does that surprises me.”
Luck came back from an awful first half, knowing he was without his most trusted receiver for the rest of the season, while taking a beating from a line that did not offer the protection he needed.
He was 3-of-12 for 56 yards at halftime, having taken three sacks. But after the break, he settled into a groove, kept finding T.Y. Hilton (three touchdowns in the second half) and the Colts had done it again.
“They were beating our butts,” Luck said. “We were getting our tail beat every which way possible. I think there was some frustration. There definitely was some frustration. I don’t think anybody was not frustrated. But I think cooler heads prevailed. We managed to stick through it.”
It sounds so easy when he says it that way. Just like it looks so easy when it keeps happening, time and again.