It finally happened.
For the first time since his red-shirt freshman year at Stanford in October 2009, quarterback Andrew Luck has lost back-to-back football games. That's right, it's nearly been five years! Strangely enough, it was actually current Eagles starter and then-Arizona quarterback Nick Foles that handed Luck his most recent back-to-back loss in 2009.
The Philadelphia Eagles were the team to finally get the job done on Monday night with a 30-27 win over Indianapolis Colts. Since 2009, Luck had previously been a perfect 14-0 in games after suffering a single loss. 10 of those wins for Luck came in the NFL as the starting quarterback of the Colts.
Less impressive, but still noteworthy, is that the Eagles' win over the Colts is just Luck's fourth-ever loss in Indianapolis. He had previously been 13-3 in home games.
So what does all of this mean? Well, probably not a whole lot. It's at least a fun bit of trivia, though. Now you no longer have to hear announcers talk about how Luck is undefeated after losses. Instead, you can remember back to the first NFL team that finally ended the streak.
[Note from JasonB: How is this for a fun bit of trivia?]
Last time Andrew Luck lost a 2nd straight game, it was 5 years ago with Nick Foles ' team rallying from big deficit:http://t.co/xefs56oml4— ProFootballReference (@pfref) September 16, 2014
What a win for the Birds.