Peyton Manning vs. Andrew Luck: Stats through first 22 games

Without question, Peyton Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game of football. However, he’s now with Denver after playing more than a decade in Indianapolis.

Could his Colts replacement, Andrew Luck, be even better? The former Stanford superstar has played in 22 career games – with his 23rd set to be played on Sunday night with Manning headed to Indy.

That got us thinking about comparing their stats, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Info. Through 22 games, there is nothing lucky about who is leading most statistical categories.

Win-Loss Record

Luck: 15-7
Manning: 7-15

Passing Yards

Luck: 5,720
Manning: 5,418

Completion Percentage

Manning: 57
Luck: 56


Manning: 39
Luck: 30


Luck: 20
Manning: 36

Obviously, numbers are all we have, but the two played their first 22 games in different decades. The NFL was a different game, especially compared to what we will see during Sunday night’s highly-anticipated showdown.

Would you take a young Luck over a young Manning?