Andrew Luck opened his NFL career with an impressive performance last week against the St Louis Rams, but this week he faced a tough Pittsburgh Steelers defense and experts and fans couldn't wait to see how the youngster performed.
Luck had flashes of brilliance, but two interceptions made his overall performance just average. The number one overall pick in April's draft went 16-25 on the night for 175 yards and he did lead Indianapolis to a pair of touchdowns, but those turnovers cost the team momentum and allowed the Steelers to build an early 14-0 lead.
Pittsburgh was led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who completed just 5-9 passes for 81 yards, but one of those was a 57-yard scoring strike to wide receiver Antonio Brown to open the scoring on the night.
The Colts did rally back and eventually took the lead at 24-17, but three field goals in the second half by rookie Danny Hrapmann eventually led to a Pittsburgh win.
Luck is entering the NFL with very high expectations and through two pre-season games the youngster has performed well, but the Colts still need to add more skilled position players around him, especially at running back, if this franchise wants to regain its spot as one of the top teams in the league.