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Andrew Luck sets NFL rookie passing record

Add another notch to the belt of Andrew Luck.

In the first half of Sunday’s game against Chiefs, Luck broke Cam Newton’s rookie record for passing yards in a season.

The Colts quarterback needed only 74 yards to eclipse the mark (4,051 yards), set last year by Newton. Luck went into halftime with 4,101 yards on the season, making him the most accomplished first-year signal-caller in league history.

Indianapolis clinched a playoff berth with a 20-13 win, a remarkable turnaround from their 2-14 season in 2011.

Luck likely has a slight edge for Offensive Rookie of the Year, but is no lock with Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson also in the mix. That race figures to be decided in Week 17.

(Photo: Thomas J. Russo, US PRESSWIRE)

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  • jerome wtpointes

    cam newton rookie year stats:310comp:517att:21tds-17ints 4,058yds rushing126att:706yds 14tds Andrew Luck 339comp:627att:18ints 4,389yds rushing62att:255yds 5tds you do the math numbers dont lie. RG3,258comp:393att:20tds-5ints3,200yds rushing120att:815yds 7tds* russell wilson,252comp:393att:26tds-10ints 3300yds+rushing 91att:489yds 4tds *denotes out for two games do to injury. my rookie of the year is Russell Wison nobody gave him a chance in the begining but pete caroll this kid deserves this honor man.

  • Michael

    Luck was by far the rookie quarterback he won more games passed for more yards and threw more touchdowns its a no brainer rookie of the year and offenise rookie and maybe more RG3 was goodand sowas wilson but luck was great

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