On Wednesday, Luck, in his own understated way, said he was excited for a chance at another road win against a top AFC squad.
"I think there is a competitive spirit in all of us, that's, 'hey the harder it is the better, let's go try and make it happen,'" he said. "But we are just excited to play a really good Patriots team on the road. Maybe there's a little extra excitement because of that, but to be in the AFC Championship that is great. But we got to go out and win."
Winning in New England during the playoffs is a daunting task. The Patriots are 16-4 at home all-time in the postseason -- the second best record in NFL history (minimum 10 games).
As the saying goes, in order to be the best, you have to beat the best.