Dec 9 2012, Indianapolis, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) signals a play at the line of scrimmage against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
This past weekend I was doing some film review, charting some Andrew Luck stats for a later post, when I was reminded of an impressive trend: Andrew Luck driving the Colts down the field in incredibly short amounts of time to score at the end of halves, or what I call "sub-two-minute" drives.
It started during Week 1, when Luck drove the team 59 yards in just 27 seconds to get into field goal range before halftime. The Colts were down 14-24 at the time, and a field goal would have put them within one score. Unfortunately, Adam Vinatieri missed the 37-yard field goal, and the Bears would take control in the second half to win the game decisively.
But, after that, the Colts would go on similar drives in game after game, as the rookie quarterback continued to impress in critical situations.