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Andrew Luck sets NFL's single-game rookie passing record

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Andrew Luck set an NFL single-game rookie record Sunday with 433 passing yards in the Indianapolis Colts' 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Most single-game passing yards by an NFL rookie
Year Player, Team Yards
2012 Andrew Luck, Colts 433
2011 Cam Newton, Panthers 432
2012 Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins 431
2011 Cam Newton, Panthers 422
2009 Matthew Stafford, Lions 422
2006 Matt Leinart, Cardinals 405

The Colts' quarterback completed a 2-yard shovel pass to tight end Dwayne Allen with 6:52 remaining in the fourth quarter to break Cam Newton's record of 432 yards. It was Luck's final completion of the game as he bested the mark by a single yard.

The Colts settled for a field goal on the drive to pull ahead of the Dolphins (4-4).

The No. 1 overall draft pick finished 30-of-48 passing and made big play after big play for the Colts (5-3), who have won three straight and are 4-1 at home.

Luck threw for 273 yards in the first half -- the fourth-highest first-half total in franchise history -- and it didn't take much longer for him to join Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history with four 300-yard games in their rookie seasons.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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