Andrew Luck didn’t start his second preseason game with a touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers but he still managed to impress despite two interceptions.
Luck threw an interception to Ike Taylor on his eighth pass of the game, a turnover that resulted in a touchdown for the Colts and left Luck fuming on the sideline for length of a blink.
Luck then went on to give his team the lead going into halftime before a 26-24 Sunday night loss on an impressive outing by Steelers rookie kicker Danny Hrapmann who scored four second-half field goals including the games 22-yard winning kick.
Luck completed 16 of 25 passes for 175 yards including a 1-yard touchdown.
After the game, Luck said of his performance:
”You never want to throw any interceptions, even if they are tipped, bobbled, whatever. I’ve got to cut down on those, but I think showing we can bounce back from those mistakes and kind of climb out of that hole was a good sign.”
Comparing his performance to last week Luck added:
”I knew after last week everything wasn’t going to be smooth-sailing, you know? But I think you can learn a lot from mistakes and hopefully not repeating mistakes.”
Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano was impressed by his rookie QB’s ability to put mistakes behind him. According to Pagano:
”(Luck) was able to come back and put it behind him just like he always has. We saw the same thing in college. He’s able to bring his team back from behind so it was nothing surprising to us to see him come back and put those kind of drives together.”
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