NFL: Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck guides Indianapolis Colts to victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars

Last Updated: 09/11/12 6:17pm

  • Share:
Andrew Luck: Rushed for two touchdowns for the Colts

Andrew Luck: Rushed for two touchdowns for the Colts

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Andrew Luck scored two touchdowns as the Indianapolis Colts saw off the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-10 on Thursday.

Rookie quarterback Luck was near unstoppable near the end zone as he went over from five yards for his first score, with two pump fakes creating the opening, while he then crossed from close range.

Luck, the No 1 overall draft pick, completed 18-of-26 passes for 227 yards, but also threw an interception and fumbled.

"In the locker room we have a lot of confidence in ourselves," Luck said.

"We are preparing to win football games, we don't prepare to lose them and it's great to be where we are but we also realize while we're on the right path it is nowhere near the end goal."

Luck's opposite number Blaine Gabbert was also intercepted too, though, with Darius Butler scampering in from 11 yards as the Colts moved to 6-3 for the season.

Gabbert did hit Cecil Shorts III for an 80-yard touchdown and completed 18-of-31 passes for 209 yards.

However he injured his shoulder in the final quarter to complete a miserable night for the Jaguars, who now slip to 1-8 after a run of six straight defeats.

  • Share:


NFL Week 10

Mark Sanchez: Back-up quarterback made the most of his first start in almost two years

Sanchez stars as Eagles soar

Quarterback Mark Sanchez starred as Philadelphia Eagles beat Carolina Panthers 45-21 in Monday Night Football.

Marshawn Lynch: Carried 21 times, rushed 140 yards and scored four touchdowns for the Seattle Seahawks

Lynch inspires Seahawks win

Last season's Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks were 38-17 winners over the out of form New York Giants.

Shaun Suisham: Kicked the winning field goal for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh forced to dig deep

The Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to dig deep to clinch a 16-13 overtime victory against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Most Popular


Inside The Huddle

Inside The Huddle

Neil Reynolds and Jeff Reinebold discuss the latest news from the NFL in a weekly podcast.

Stateside shock

Stateside shock

Tom Brady's 'Deflate Gate' ban is a hot topic in the States. View From America reviews what's been said.

NFL Draft ratings: NFC

NFL Draft ratings: NFC

Now that the NFL Draft is over, our US sports blogger Alex Ferguson looks at how NFC teams drafted...