Andrew Luck sets NFL rookie record

  • ESPN.com news services | December 24, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Colts quarterback Andrew Luck surpassed Cam Newton's year-old record for yards passing by a rookie when he had 123 in the first half of Sunday's 20-13 win over the Chiefs.

Luck needed only 74 yards to break the Carolina quarterback's mark of 4,051 yards, and he eclipsed it while leading the Colts to a field goal that gave Indianapolis a 13-3 halftime lead.

Luck threw for one touchdown and a total of 205 yards, giving him 4,183 on the season.

In addition to Luck's feat, the Colts could also celebrate a trip to the postseason after sending off the Chiefs.

Luck had to again rally Indianapolis for the win, giving him a rookie quarterback record of seven comebacks in the fourth quarter. His 21 touchdowns trail Russell Wilson's 25 as the most for a rookie quarterback this season. Both are behind Peyton Manning's record of 26 set in 1998.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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