It wasn't a big deal in-game yesterday, but Andrew Luck topped the record for rookie passing yards in a season yesterday against Kansas City. It wasn't pretty, certainly, but the Colts somehow held on to preserve what could easily have been a blowout going the other way.
Luck finished the day with slightly over 200 yards and a touchdown, with no picks. That's encouraging at least, especially because his receivers seemed to forget how to catch halfway through. Capped off by Donnie Avery's slant pattern, multiple Colts let passes slip right through their hands, including Reggie Wayne (who turned out to have a pretty big game). Blame a lot of people for the Colts inability to operate on offense, but not Andrew Luck.
On a Sunday featuring a slew of records, Luck topped Cam Newton's year-old mark for yards passing in the first half of Indianapolis' win at Kansas City. Newton's record was 4,051 yards. Luck entered the game needing 74 yards to break the mark. He finished with 205 yards and now has 4,183 yards with a game against Kansas City remaining in the regular season.
"Yes, it definitely means something," Luck said of the record. "And after the season I'll have a chance to look back and reflect on it. It's nice; obviously it's nicer to be in the playoffs but it's nice to have a couple records, which I'm sure will be broken in the next year."
In other words, the question was "Does the record mean anything to you" – and, to paraphrase, Luck said "Sure! But I couldn't care less right now, actually."