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Andrew Luck takes jab at Andre Johnson's longevity

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Unpacking the 2015 NFL schedule, we listed the Indianapolis Colts among the handful of teams who were treated kindly by the schedule-makers.

After all, they play in the humdrum AFC South while three of their most rugged opponents -- the Patriots, Broncos and Saints -- are locked in as home games for quarterback Andrew Luck and friends.

It's icing on the cake for an AFC heavy that grew more powerful in free agency, adding hammer-dropping running back Frank Gore and veteran wideout Andre Johnson to an offense that posted the sixth-most points per game (28.6) in 2014.

Luck on Wednesday beamed over the addition of Johnson, while taking a lighthearted shot at their age difference.

"I was in eighth grade when he was drafted," Luck quipped, per Mike Chappell of RTV6.

Johnson's prime is behind him, but the former Texans star looms as an immediate difference-maker for the Colts come September. Few receivers have put up bigger numbers with less talent at the quarterback position.

Now paired with Luck inside a passing game that also includes T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and tight ends Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen, Johnson's long-held dream of reaching the Super Bowl has never burned brighter.

The latest Around The NFL Podcast delves into the 2015 NFL schedule, grading the prime-time games and highlighting the Week 1 matchups. Find more Around The NFL content on NFL NOW.

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