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Record breaking performance by Luck leads to win over Giants

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The Indianapolis Colts vs New York Giants tonight was a very strange game of football, but one man shone throughout.

Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck was the man who stepped up as the game was a slow starter, eventually leading his team to a 40-24 road win.

It was all about Luck on the night who was looking to redeem himself after the Colts lost their first game in five last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Luck was sacked twice and hit a further eight times against the Steelers and despite throwing 400 yards and three touchdowns, fell to a 51-34 loss.

But Luck was not going to see his team lose again when they went to the MetLife Stadium on what proved to be a history making night for the young Quarterback.


Luck entered the game as the most hit Quarterback in the NFL this season having been sacked or hit over 90 times already in their nine games.

He was hit a further five in the first quarter against the Giants as the Colts were only able to kick a field goal in the first 15 minutes of play.

The former #1 overall pick however bounced back in tremendous fashion as he would then throw four touchdown passes - only one of which was shorter than 30 yards.

Luck became the first player in NFL history to throw 350 pass yards in five consecutive road games and also tied Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning's seven consecutive games with over 300 yards thrown.

Luck is now only two games away from tying Drew Brees on nine for most consecutive games with 300+ passing yards.

Luck and his 354 yards and four touchdowns single handedly defeated the Giants but the game was certainly one to forget for Wide Receivers.

No luck for the Receivers 

Out of 16 Wide Receivers who were utilised on Monday night, only one got over 100 receiving yards and only five got over 50 yards.

Early in the game, former Giants and now Colts Wide Receiver Hakeem Nicks was trending on Twitter as he made a few drops that sparked Giants fans to claim 'that's why we dropped him'.

As the game moved on however it was the current Giants Wide Receivers who became the targets as they continued to fail their Quarterback.

Prompting the trend 'Giants WR' many fans took to Twitter to make jokes about the condition of the Receiver class in New York.

Across the seven Receivers who had a reception in the game for New York, they combined for 359 yards.

Not a bad figure but if you remove Odell Beckham Jr's 156 yards, the remaining six receivers amassed a total of 203 yards - not good enough for an NFL team.

The Giants entire Receiver core will have some shaping up to do if they plan on making a second half surge for the play-offs - which is looking less and less likely as each week ticks by.

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