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(The Sports Network) - When it comes to quarterbacks a lot of people believe either you have it or you dont. Chris Gragg Bills Jersey . Andrew Luck has "it" and the second-year star will show the nation when he leads his Indianapolis Colts into San Diego on "Monday Night Football." Coverage on TSN begins with Monday Night Countdown at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. Kickoff follows at 8:30pm et/5:30pm pt. Week 5s impressive 34-28 win over previously unbeaten Seattle was just the latest fourth-quarter comeback for Luck, who is 15-6 as an NFL starter with an amazing nine late-game rallies, the most by any signal caller in his first 21 games since the 1970 merger. Luck threw for 229 yards with two touchdown passes against the Seahawks and guided a 14-play, 86-yard drive in the fourth quarter that ended with Donald Brown barreling in for a go-ahead score. Russell Wilson, taken 74 picks after Luck was selected first overall in the 2012 draft, had a chance to keep the Seahawks from falling into the loss column but was picked off by Darius Butler as time wound down to seal Indianapolis third straight win. Lucks favorite target was TY Hilton, who hauled in five passes for a career- high 140 yards and two touchdowns despite being covered by All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman for a good portion of the showdown. "This is the most resilient team Ive ever been around," an excited Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said. "I cant tell you how proud I am of every man in that locker room." San Diego, on the other hand, is coming off a bad 27-17 loss in Oakland and will hang its hat on Philip Rivers, who is 4-1 against the Colts in his career. Rivers connected on 36-of-49 passes for 411 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions against the Raiders but the Chargers turned the ball over five times. Rookie receiver Keenan Allen hauled in six passes for 115 yards and a score, while Vincent Brown caught eight passes for 117 yards. San Diego running back Ryan Mathews left the game in the second quarter with a concussion, however, and the Chargers finished the game with just 32 yards on the ground. "It doesnt matter what level youre at, when you turn the ball over five times, its tough to win games," San Diego coach Mike McCoy said. The Chargers hold a 15-9 advantage against the Colts in the regular-season series but interestingly enough are just 4-6 in San Diego. WHAT TO WATCH FOR This could be a bit of a trap game for the young Colts and Luck because they host the Denver Broncos, who many consider to be the best team in the NFL, on Oct. 20. "I dont think youll see any of these guys walk around with their chest puffed out like a robin, walking around the yard after a big rain storm," Pagano said. "Were not going there. Well keep reminding them its a short ride from the penthouse to the outhouse." That kind of short ride probably isnt happening any time soon with Luck on hand. The former Stanford star is the first Colts quarterback not named Peyton Manning to lead Indy to sole possession of first place at any point of a season since his former college coach and current San Francisco mentor Jim Harbaugh had the Colts atop the AFC East way back on Oct. 13, 1996. Luck is quickly turning into the NFLs next true star at the QB position, the kind of pure passer who creates havoc in the back seven of any defense. He is also far more athletic than most think and can extend plays with his feet, a key component in the modern NFL game. For now Luck is handling success well. "I dont think its in the DNA of a Pagano-coached team to hang your head or to get too high when youre doing something well," he said. "His approach is very methodical." Overall the Colts rank sixth in the NFL in points per game and fifth in points allowed per game, one of only three teams (New Orleans and Seattle) this season to rank in the top 10 in each category. Offensively, a big key to the Colts strong start has been the improved running game. Indianapolis ranks fourth in the NFL with 142.0 rushing yards per contest, but Ahmad Bradshaw wont be contributing to that any longer after deciding to undergo surgery on his injured neck. Trent Richardson has taken over the starring role in the backfield and ran for 56 yards against Seattle while backup Donald Brown added 37 and a touchdown. They should be able to get something done against a San Diego defense which is just 24th in the league in rush defense. "Hes a powerful runner that a lot of times doesnt go down with the first hit," Chargers linebacker Larry English said when discussing Richardson. "We have to do a great job this week tackling." The San Diego defense also has forced just two turnovers this season and is among the dregs of the league overall, allowing over 400 yards a game. On the other hand, the Chargers possess the fifth-ranked offense, gaining an average of 401.6 yards per game. Rivers has been spectacular, completing 141- of-191 passes for 1,610 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions for a passer rating of 110.5. Attacking the Colts on the ground, though, is paramount because Indy ranks 30th in football, allowing 129.0 ypg. Mathews concussion could keep him out Monday, leaving Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown to handle the backfield load, which would help the Colts. "They play great team defense," Brown said. "They always have that bend-but- dont-break mentality, so on offense we have to go in and not give them any extra possessions." OVERALL ANALYSIS The Colts have outscored opponents by 54 points in their first two road games this season, which is the highest point differential through as many away games in franchise history. Thats unlikely to continue here because Rivers is so explosive but you can certainly envision a big Chargers mistake costing them in the end. Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Colts 30, Chargers 27 Tyrod Taylor Bills Jersey . The Lions traded their fifth overall pick in the 2014 CFL Draft to the Ottawa Redblacks for QB Kevin Glenn. Andre Reed Bills Jersey . He has spent much of his adult life trying to give back to his native South Sudan, the war-torn African nation the Cavaliers forward and his family fled when he was a young boy.THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Guus Hiddink will take over as Netherlands coach after the World Cup, when Louis van Gaal is stepping down, the countrys football association announced on Friday. Hiddink will lead the Netherlands until the end of the 2016 European Championship in France and then be replaced by Danny Blind. Blind and former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy were appointed as 67-year-old Hiddinks assistants. Hiddink said he was honoured to return for a second stint in charge after he led a talented young Dutch team to the World Cup semifinals in France in 1998, when it lost on penalties to Brazil. "With Danny Blind and Ruud van Nistelrooy, we have a strong team with a huge amount of football knowledge and experience," Hiddink said in a statement. "It is also a fantastic chance for me to prepare my own successors. In this way, the football vision of the Netherlands team can be preserved for the long term." Netherlands association director Bert van Oostveen lauded Hiddink as a coach with a treasure trove of intternational experience and success. Andre Reed Jersey. "He has proved his skills as a coach for club and country," he said. Hiddink coached the Netherlands from 1995-98. He also led South Korea to an unexpected semifinal berth in the 2002 World Cup and guided an unheralded Russia to the last four of Euro 2008. Hiddink has coached a string of club teams including PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid and Chelsea. He led PSV to three successive Dutch league titles from 1987-89, three straight Dutch Cup wins from 1988-90 and the European Cup in 1988. Returning to Eindhoven after the 2002 World Cup, he again won three national titles, briefly combining his work with PSV with coaching Australia, which he led to World Cup qualification in 2006 -- the first time in 32 years Australia reached footballs greatest stage. After that World Cup, Hiddink was hired by Russia and took the team to the semifinals of Euro 2008, knocking out the Netherlands in the quarterfinals. He briefly served as interim manager at Chelsea, leading the London club to FA Cup glory in 2010. 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