Andrew Luck on interceptions: ‘It's my problem, and it's hurting the team’

Tuesday November 3rd, 2015

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck criticized himself for throwing three interceptions in his team’s overtime loss to the Carolina Panthers on Monday night.

“It’s my problem, and it’s hurting the team,” Luck said of the interceptions, according to the Indianapolis Star. “And I’ve got to fix it or else it’s tough to win doing it. Disappointed in myself.”

Luck acknowledged that his late interception against the Panthers was costly. 

“It’s hard to find perspective right now. We lost. At the end of the day, that’s what matters,” he said, according to the Indianapolis Star. “We did some decent things to give ourselves a chance, but messed it up at the end by throwing an interception.”

In overtime, Luck’s pass intended for tight end Coby Fleener was deflected by Panthers safety Roman Harper into the hands of teammate Luke Kuechly. Just three plays later, Carolina scored a field goal to win the game 29–26.

“Whether it was his fault or not, he’s going to put it on himself,” Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo said.

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Luck now leads the league with 12 interceptions, despite missing two games with a shoulder injury. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Sunday that Luck has also been playing with cracked ribs since Week 3, though he declined to expand on that injury in Monday’s post-game press conference.

With the loss, the Colts’ record fell to 3–5, while the Panthers remained undefeated. Indianapolis will play the Denver Broncos, who are also undefeated, in Week 9.

- Erin Flynn

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