Luck leads Colts to big win over falling Giants

Tue Nov 4, 2014 12:56am EST
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(Reuters) - Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes to guide the Colts to a 40-24 road win over the New York Giants on Monday and solidify their lead in the AFC South.

The defeat leaves the Giants (3-5) facing the prospect of a third season without playoff action as they fell further behind Philadelphia (6-2) and Dallas (6-3) in the NFC East.

The Colts (6-3) go into their bye week two games clear of Houston (4-5).

Quarterback Luck delivered an interception-free performance and totaled 354 yards through the air, while veteran field goal kicker Adam Vinatieri had a four from four night.

"To get a win is always good, especially on the road on Monday night against a very good Giants team,” Luck told reporters.

"It wasn’t pretty by any means, and there are definitely things we can shore up, but good fight by the guys in a big victory.

“We just buckled down and focused in (the second half) and knew if we could get a touchdown on the first drive that would be big. We just kept rolling and the defense did a heck of a job as well.”

The Giants have now lost three in a row after putting together three consecutive victories.

Two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning threw for two touchdowns and 359 yards but much of his success came late in the game when the Colts were out of sight.   Continued...

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) attempts to pass against the New York Giants during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports