Patriots

Patriots

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is having a spectacular bounce-back season, and his resurgence has him closing in on an NFL record set by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady more than a decade ago.

Luck completed 30 of 37 pass attempts for 343 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in leading the Colts to a comeback win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. It was Luck's eighth consecutive game with three or more touchdown passes, tying him with Peyton Manning (2004) for the second-most three touchdown games in a row.

The NFL record for most consecutive games with three-plus touchdown passes is 10, which was set by New England Patriots signal caller Tom Brady in 2007. Brady set a then-NFL record with 50 touchdown passes that season, during which the Patriots went 16-0.

The Colts play the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13 and the Houston Texans in Week 14. If Luck's streak still is alive after that, he'll go for the record in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Luck is running away with the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award after not playing at all in 2017 due to injury. He's completed 68.4 percent of his passes for 3,112 yards, 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Indianapolis is 6-5 and remains in the race for the AFC South division title and a wild card playoff berth. 

 

READ MORE: Tom Brady breaks Peyton Manning's NFL record for career passing yards

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.

NBC SPORTS BOSTON SCHEDULE