It looks like the Indianapolis Colts didn’t miss a beat at quarterback. Then again, they were playing the Rams. The No. 1 overall draft pick, Andrew Luck, threw his first NFL pass for a long touchdown, just like Peyton Manning did in 1998, and led Indianapolis to two more touchdowns as Luck and the Colts handed the Rams a 38-3 preseaon-opening loss on Sunday.
Luck went 10 of 16 for 188 yards with two TD passes and a quarterback rating of 142.6. Three of the incompletions were drops, two were throwaways, and only one pass came close to being picked off.
The Rams starting offensive unit saw action in the first two drives of the game, as QB Sam Bradford completed seven-of- nine passes for 57 yards, with no sacks for a 93.1 rating. In the first quarter, the Rams had the ball for 13:12 minutes, tallied six first downs and gained 92 yards (32 rushing, 60 passing).
RB Steven Jackson rushed four times for 17 yards, added one reception for six yards. Rookie RB Isaiah Pead tallied 10 rushes for 33 yards with a long of 11, added three receptions for nine yards.
QB Kellen Clemens came in for the Rams on the third drive in the first quarter. Clemens completed four of six passes for 18 yards for a 70.1 rating. QB Austin Davis started out the third quarter and went through the end of the game. Davis completed 12-of-18 passes for 84 yards for a 53.9-yard average.
K Greg Zuerlein, of Missouri Western, kicked a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter to put the Rams on the board.