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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck’s surgically repaired

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right shoulder is being tested in ways even he couldn’t imagine.The Indianapolis Colts quarterback threw 121 passes during a five-day span last week — easily the highest total he’s ever accrued in consecutive games.Dropping back so frequently subjects Luck to more potential hits and more potential injuries as well.And it’s something the Colts know must change if they intend to keep Luck on the field for the final 11 games.“I think for us a big part of it is we need more success early https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Braden-Smith-Jersey ,” said coach Frank Reich, a former NFL quarterback.“Let’s not get behind, let’s play good, sound football, let’s not beat ourselves in all three phases. Let’s stay in the game, don’t get behind, stay patient with the runs and then have some success early with the run game that gives you the confidence to keep going back to it.”Circumstances primarily dictated the Colts’ play-calls against Houston and New England.Luck had to throw on nearly every play after the Colts fell into an 18-point, third-quarter deficit against the Texans. He led the Colts to a late, tying score that forced overtime before Indy lost 37-34.On Thursday, Luck helped Indy cut a 21-point halftime deficit to seven in the fourth quarter before losing 38-24 at New England.It’s been a recurring theme this season.Luck also had the Colts (1-4) in position for go-ahead touchdowns in the final two minutes against Cincinnati in the season opener and at Philadelphia in Week 3, only to come up short both times.But the expanded workload has shown up in the numbers.Luck’s 245 attempts through five games lead the league and have him on pace to throw 784 times this season, a number that would shatter Matthew Stafford’s single-season record of 727 from 2012.In the past two games, Luck broke the franchise’s single-game record with 62 attempts against Houston and matched Jeff George’s previous mark (59) against the Patriots.It’s uncharted territory for Luck, who never threw more than 63 passes in back-to-back games at Stanford, never threw more than 99 passes in any previous two-game stretch in the NFL and can’t even remember a time in high school when he threw so frequently.So far, Luck’s arm seems to be just fine.“Physically Jabaal Sheard Jersey , I feel better and better,” he said Wednesday. “I think there’s been a concerted effort in this locker room so guys continue to progress physically, stay strong, keep getting strong and not to plateau. I subscribe to that theory and I think it’s paying off in the recovery from games, the recovery from throwing a bunch of throws and I’m excited to keep rolling.”While game situations certainly have forced more throws than Reich scripted, injuries to Luck’s supporting cast haven’t helped, either.Starting running back Marlon Mack missed four of the first five games with a hamstring injury. He hopes to return Sunday against the New York Jets (2-3).Backup running back Robert Turbin, Indy’s short-yardage specialist, returned last week after missing the first four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancers.Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton couldn’t finish the Houston game and sat out against New England with a hamstring injury, and Pro Bowl tight end Jack Doyle has missed three straight games with an injured hip.Indy’s starting offensive line also has been in flux. Left tackle Anthony Castonzo (hamstring) might make his season debut this weekend and the Colts already have used four different starters at right tackle.The good news is Denzelle Good returned to practice Wednesday after missing the last week following the death of his brother, Overton, in a drive-by shooting in South Carolina and could return Sunday.But right guard Matt Slauson, who started each of Indy’s first five games, will miss the rest of the season after breaking two vertebrae against New England. Rookie Braden Smith, who started last week at right tackle, could return to his more natural spot on the interior line in Slauson’s absence.“There are a couple of different options we’re looking at and obviously we’re pretty geared into it Pierre Desir Color Rush Jersey ,” Reich said. “We’ll evaluate that over the next few days.”But through it all, Luck has provided stability and continuity with an arm that appears to be getting stronger by the week.“You have that weekend off, which is sort of nice especially in the one sense if you win — not so much if you lose,” he said. “We have to run the ball a little more effectively to give ourselves a consistent chance to win.Notes: Indy has signed veteran safety Mike Mitchell, possibly to replace starting safety Clayton Geathers, who went down with a neck injury and entered the concussion protocol. Geathers returned late last season after having neck surgery. LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Oct. 26 about the death of former NFL defensive back Lindon Crow, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Crow had three interceptions in the 1958 NFL championship game. He had one interception in that game, and two in a previous playoff game.A corrected version of the story is below:Lindon Crow, the former NFL defensive back who had an interception in the 1958 sudden-death NFL championship dubbed “the greatest game ever played,” has died. He was 85.He died Thursday in Exeter, California, due to complications from a series of strokes, the University of Southern California said Friday.Crow led the NFL in interceptions with 11 in 1956 and had 41 picks in his pro career. He played defensive back for the Cardinals from 1955-57, New York Giants from 1958-60, and Los Angeles Rams from 1961-64.He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection in 1956, ’57 and ’59.In the 1958 NFL title game https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Kemoko-Turay-Jersey , Crow intercepted a pass by Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas in the Giants’ 23-17 loss to the Colts at Yankee Stadium. It was the first NFL game to go to sudden-death overtime and was televised nationwide on NBC.Crow was a teammate of the late Frank Gifford on the Giants, whose offensive coordinator was future Packers coach Vince Lombardi and whose defensive coordinator was Tom Landry, future Dallas Cowboys coach.Crow also played in the NFL title game the following year, with the Colts winning again 31-16 in Baltimore.Crow was a second-round pick of the Chicago Cardinals in the 1955 NFL draft.He was a three-year letterman as a two-way halfback at Southern California from 1952-54. Crow rushed for 666 yards and caught 13 passes with six touchdowns in his career. He also had 11 career interceptions.Crow played in two Rose Bowls for the Trojans, including a 1953 victory over Wisconsin. He captained the Trojans’ 1954 team, and earned All-Pacific Coast Conference honors in 1952 and ’54.He also played in the 1955 Senior Bowl and College All-Star game.After retiring from football, Crow worked as defensive coordinator at Cal State Northridge from 1972-75 and as head coach at St. Genevieve High in Panorama City, California, from 1976-88. He also served four years as the school’s athletic director.He is survived by Sandy, his wife of 47 years, daughters Wendy and Melissa and son Lindon Jr., six grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. No services were planned.

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