Last season, Indianapolis Colts number one overall pick, Andrew Luck, turned out to be as advertised leading the team into the NFL playoffs in his first year replacing perennial Pro Bowler Peyton Manning.
With such an impressive season last year, Luck has set the bar high coming into this season and has gotten off to a good start with the win over the Oakland Raiders. Even though Luck lead the Colts over the Raiders, Terrelle Pryor stole the show with a historic performance.
Luck was impressive by Pryor’s performance saying the following via Vic Tafur of The San Francisco Chronicle:
“Terrelle Pryor is a stud,” Luck said.
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 8, 2013
With 112 rushing yards, Pryor set the franchise record for rushing yards by a Raiders quarterback in a single game. Pryor was virtually unstoppable when he used his feet to beat the defense. Although Pryor was also impressive passing the football, the versatility using the ground game to keep the defense honest was the difference maker.
Coming into this matchup with the Colts, the consensus was that Pryor would be the starter and would cause problems for the Colts’ defense. Despite the two costly interceptions thrown in the end zone, Pryor was impressive to say the least giving the struggling franchise and the fans hope for the future.
The Raiders will face-off against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2 at O.co Coliseum. The Jaguars are coming off a devastating loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in which they were only able to score two points.