Andrew Luck will be Andrew Luck
September 30, 2015
As the Colts face the Jaguars on Sunday, I think this will be the game for the Colts to settle down in and start winning again. Don’t get me wrong, the Jaguars have shown flashes of hope, but in this game, Andrew Luck will get back to being Andrew Luck and deliver on Sunday.
The Colts have been disappointing so far. Andrew Luck looks nervous and unsettled, and it’s affecting his gameplay.
This offense was supposed to be good. They acquired Texans wide out Andre Johnson, 49ers all-time rushing leader Frank Gore, they have T.Y. Hilton returning, and of course, Andrew Luck.
The Jaguars have not had a great start either (surprised, aren’t you?). Their first and only win of the season came from their game against the Dolphins 23-20, which was their second game of the season. In their opener, they lost to Carolina 20-9, and in their last game, it was ugly. Tom Brady and the Patriots came to town and routed them 51-17. Yes, you heard that right. I mean, it’s the Patriots…but still. 51 points? Ouch. The Colts aren’t on the same level as the Patriots, but here’s their chance to break even.
This has not been the case, and Luck has had the lowest passer rating among starting quarterbacks in the league. He has 753 yards on 65 completions out of 116 with five touchdown passes. T.Y. Hilton has racked up 227 yards on 15 catches, averaging 15.1 yards per catch. Gore has 174 yards on 37 attempts averaging 4.7 yards, scoring two touchdowns.
The Jaguars once again have Blake Bortles, who has shown good signs here and there. He has completed 57 of 106 passes for 698 yards and five touchdown passes also. Allen Robinson has helped out a lot as well. He has 250 yards receiving on 11 catches averaging 22.7 yards per catch, with two touchdowns. T.J. Yeldon has 154 rushing yards on 48 attempts averaging 3.2 yards.
Overall, the Colts haven’t been too impressive, but at the same time, neither have the Jaguars. Andrew Luck will be back to his old self, bringing the Colts to 2-2.