Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck Fails to Come Through in Clutch

By Ryan Heckman
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

In a rare home loss on Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts went down to the Miami Dolphins 24-20. Quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill have been good friends for a while now, but on Sunday it was all put behind them.

Luck, of course was the number one overall pick in last year’s draft eventually followed by Tannehill later in the first round. In their week two matchup, both quarterbacks posted similar stats. Luck threw for more yards and was sacked less, but still lost the game due to some late game mishaps and missed opportunities.

After a third quarter fumble by Tannehill, the Colts failed to capitalize on the turnover and wound up with just a field goal after gaining some momentum.

In the fourth quarter, Luck fired a pass down field to his number one target Reggie Wayne. However, the pass was forced, thus resulting in an interception by Dolphins defensive back Brent Grimes. Later in the quarter, Luck had an opportunity to bring the Colts back with just about two minutes remaining, yet Luck could not complete a pass and the Dolphins took over.

The Colts looked worse than they really are on Sunday, and Luck seems to agree.

“I guess I’m a little angry at myself,” he said. “Again, credit to them, they put us in all these situations, but I feel like we are a better team than what we showed out there.”

Indianapolis looked a bit off Sunday, but with it being early on in the year Luck has some time to settle into a groove with his 2013 campaign. A loss like this one, though, cannot happen again. The Colts must take advantage of opportunities when they are present instead of seemingly giving the game away.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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