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Andrew Luck Named Offensive Player of the Month at AFC



INDIANAPOLIS – 74 passes out of 95 (77.9%) for 925 yards and nine touchdowns with three interceptions, all for a quarterback of 125.7.

These are Andrew Luck's numbers in November.

But there may be no bigger numbers than these: 3-0 – the Indianapolis Colts record during their three games in November.

The Colts roll and their quarterback plays the best football of his career.

And today, Luck and his team have been recognized for their efforts.

The National Football League announced that Luck had been named offensive player of the AFC month for November.

This is the second time in his career that Luck has won AFC Player of the Month; his first selection took place in November 2014. Luck is also the Colts' first player to win the AFC Player of the Month award since kicker Adam Vinatieri was named player of the month of the special teams of the AFC. AFC in October 2016.

The chance allowed the Colts to win three wins in three tries – all in front of the Lucas Oil Stadium crowd – in November, while Indy won out on the Jacksonville Jaguars (29-26), the Titans Tennessee (38-10) and Miami Dolphins (27-24).

Luck completed 21 of 29 passes for a total of 285 yards with three touchdowns for an interception against Jacksonville; was named offensive player of the AFC week after completing 23 of 29 passes for 297 yards with three touchdowns for zero interceptions against the Titans; and completed the month by completing 30 of 37 passes for 343 yards with three touchdowns against Miami.

Luck also recorded three of the nine best performances of his career in terms of percentage completion in November. The Dolphins match was No. 1 (81.1), the No. 2 Titans (79.3) and the No. 9 Jaguars (72.4).

His score of 143.8 against the Titans is also the second best performance of his career, while his score of 123.5 against the Jaguars is tied for the ninth.

Luck also continues to be among the leaders of the league in several key offensive categories: successful passes (299, fourth), pass attempts (437, third); percentage of completion (68.4, 10th); passing yards (3,112, ninth), touchdown passes (32; pass mark (102.7, eighth) and most first pitches (159, sixth).

With five straight wins for the Colts, the team is now 6 to 5 before the rematch of Sunday's 13th week against the Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. All factors taken into account – pure statistics with his team's lineup in the playoff race – and luck, for many, should easily be considered as candidates for the league's MVP before the last month of the regular season.

"Yes, absolutely," Colts head coach Frank Reich said Wednesday, at Luck's request if he deserved to participate in the conversation with the most useful player. "The series of games he has assembled plays at a high level. Do all that one could think of a player of the most useful player, win and help win the kind of games we have won and just the level of consistency of a week at the # 39; other. "

Player of the month AFC

Andrew Luck was named offensive player of the AFC month for the second time in his career. Here is an overview of all the recipients of the Colts AFC Player of the Month:

1988 RB-Eric Dickerson (December)

1995 QB-Jim Harbaugh (October)

1996 K-Cary Blanchard (November)

1999: WR-Marvin Harrison (September); RB-Edgerrin James (November)

2000 P-Hunter Smith (September); RB-Edgerrin James (October)

2002 WR-Marvin Harrison (November)

2003: QB-Peyton Manning (September); K-Mike Vanderjagt (October); K-Mike Vanderjagt (November); K-Mike Vanderjagt (December)

2004: QB-Peyton Manning (November); DE-Dwight Freeney (December / January)

2005: DE-Dwight Freeney (September); RB-Edgerrin James (October); P-Hunter Smith (December / January)

2006: QB-Peyton Manning (October); WR-Marvin Harrison (December)

2008: DE-Dwight Freeney (November)

2009 QB-Peyton Manning (September); DE-Robert Mathis (November)

2010: DE-Robert Mathis (September)

2013: LB-Robert Mathis (October); LB-Robert Mathis (December)

2014: P-Pat McAfee (September); QB-Andrew Luck (November)

2015: K-Adam Vinatieri (November)

2016: K-Adam Vinatieri (October)

2018 QB-Andrew Luck (November)


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