Luck throws for 370 yards and four TDS to highlight Week 3


Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes for the third time in his career as the Indianapolis quarterback highlighted former Stanford players in Week 3 of NFL action by leading the Colts to a 44-17 win at Jacksonville.

Luck, who led Indianapolis to a 30-0 halftime lead, was on target for 31 of 39 passes for 370 yards to set career-high marks in completion percentage (79.5 percent) and quarterback rating (140.4). Former Cardinal Coby Fleener caught one of Luck's touchdown strikes. He finished with four catches for 49 yards. Griff Whalen had three fair catches on punts for the Colts.

Running back Toby Gerhart, meanwhile, had nine carries for 32 yards and two receptions for 31 yards for Jacksonville.

Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin helped Seattle to a victory in one of the marquee meetings of the early NFL slate, a rematch of last year's Super Bowl with Denver. Sherman made four tackles and Baldwin caught four passes for 56 yards as the Seahawks took the OT thriller, 26-20.

A total of 19 former Stanford players took the field for NFL teams in Week 3.


Cleveland defensive back Johnson Bademosi and tight end Jim Dray both played in a 23-21 loss to Baltimore.

David DeCastro of the Pittsburgh Steelers started at right guard in a 37-19 win at Carolina.

Tight end Zach Ertz had two receptions for 14 yards in Philadelphia's 37-34 win over Washington. Linebacker Trent Murphy had one tackle for loss for the Redskins.

Offensive lineman Cameron Fleming played as extra blocking tight end in running sets in New England's 16-9 win over Oakland.

Halfback Ryan Hewitt had one reception for six yards and one carry for zero yards in Cincinnati's 33-7 win over Tennessee.

Linebacker Thomas Keiser played in Arizona's 23-14 win over visiting San Francisco while running back Stepfan Taylor had one carry for two yards for the Cardinals. Jonathan Martin started at right tackle for the 49ers.

Wide receiver Chris Owusu played in Tampa Bay's 56-14 loss at Alanta, which got two receptions for 25 yards from tight end Levine Toilolo.

Safety Michael Thomas had two special teams tackles in Miami's 34-15 loss to Kansas City.

— Stanford Athletics

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