Colts' Andrew Luck brushes off early interceptions

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Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck is sacked in the first quarter against Pittsburgh. The top draft pick threw two early interceptions before settling down Sunday.  MARK DUNCAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck is sacked in the first quarter against Pittsburgh. The top draft pick threw two early interceptions before settling down Sunday.

PITTSBURGH — Andrew Luck shook off a pair of early interceptions to put together three second-quarter scoring drives, giving the Indianapolis Colts a halftime lead before the Pittsburgh Steelers rallied for a 26-24 preseason victory Sunday night.

The top overall pick completed 16 of 25 passes for 175 yards and added a 1-yard touchdown run for the Colts.

Ben Roethlisberger passed for 81 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Steelers (1-1), who took an early 14-0 lead when Ike Taylor picked off Luck’s pass and took it 50 yards for a score.

The pick hardly rattled Luck, who led the Colts to scores on three of their next four drives. By the time he left, Indianapolis held a 17-14 at the break.

VIKINGS: Running back Adrian Peterson will continue to have his participation ramped up this week, with his rehabilitation from reconstructive surgery on his left knee nearly behind him.

Coach Leslie Frazier said the team would decide by Tuesday or Wednesday whether he’ll play in this week’s preseason game against San Diego.

PACKERS: Two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings was happy to be back on the practice field Sunday after sitting out more than two weeks following a concussion apparently sustained Aug. 3 during the Family Night Scrimmage.

Jennings revealed Sunday that he actually was suffering from headaches after a hit in practice two days before the scrimmage, and that might have been the reason it took him so long to get back on the field.

“I hit my head on the ground, split my nose open,” Jennings said.

Jennings said he will play Thursday in the team’s third preseason game.

“If I’m practicing, I’m playing,” Jennings said. “That’s just mindset I have to take.”

TITANS: Still have yet to decide whether Matt Hasselbeck or Jake Locker starts in their third preseason game, and coach Mike Munchak says he could go all the way up to opening week before picking his starting quarterback for the season.


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