Luck sets record in battle of the rookies
By Simon Evans
(Reuters) - Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck set a new single-game rookie passing record in the National Football League on Sunday while Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers both led their respective teams to impressive wins.
Luck threw 433 yards in his team's 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins, eclipsing the previous rookie record of 422 set by Cam Newton last season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers upset the New York Giants with a 24-20 win at MetLife stadium, two fourth quarter touchdowns sealing a win for Mike Tomlin's team on a tough day for Eli Manning and the Giants offense.
Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdowns for the Green Bay Packers in their 31-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals, who suffered a fifth straight defeat.
Peyton Manning recovered after throwing two interceptions to lead the Denver Broncos to a 31-23 win at the Cincinnati Bengals while the Baltimore Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns 25-15 after giving up a 14-point lead.
Luck, last season's number one draft after graduating from Stanford, completed 30 of 48 passes as the Colts improved to 5-3.
After a Dolphins field goal, Luck got Indianapolis on the scoreboard via a route that was very well used by his predecessor Manning, a nine yard touchdown pass to receiver Reggie Wayne.
The Dolphins' own rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill came into the league with much less fanfare than Luck but showed his quality with a 31 yard pass to Charles Clay for a touchdown. Continued...