(SAN DIEGO) — Indianapolis Colts second-year quarterback Andrew Luck will play in his first “Monday Night Football” game against the San Diego Chargers (2-3).
Luck was asked about his Monday night debut and recalled his first game he watched as a kid at the age of 14 when Packers quarterback Brett Favre threw for 399 yards and four touchdowns against the Raiders the day after Favre’s father died.
“Certain games I was allowed to stay up for a little bit, if I got my sister to join in on the group effort to convince my parents to let us,” Luck said.
“I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. Obviously, ‘Monday Night Football’ has a ring to it. A feel about it. I remember as a kid, always wanting to stay up to watch the second half and being told I had to go to bed. So I hope my mom lets my brother stay up and watch the second half. It’ll be exciting,” he continued.
This will also be new territory for Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who is also looking forward to playing the Chargers.
“Monday night, you just think back as a kid growing up, ‘Dandy’ Don [Meredith] and Howard Cosell,” Pagano said. “You couldn’t wait. Then, to be able to coach and play on Monday night. We know what a privilege it is to play and coach at this level; then, having the opportunity to play on that stage is exciting.”
The Colts (4-1) sit in first place in the AFC South.
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Jill Martin, CNN