Patriots: Back at work, team prepares for rookie QB Andrew Luck

(AP) — The New England Patriots are preparing to face rookie quarterback Andrew Luck.

They practiced on Wednesday for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts and are concerned with Luck’s strong arm and ability to throw on the run and read defenses.

Safety Steve Gregory said it’s important to pressure Luck, just as it is against any quarterback.

Both teams are 6-3. The Colts have won their last four games and already have four more wins than they had all last year. The Patriots already have matched their loss total from last season when they went to the Super Bowl but lost to the New York Giants.

New England should get help from cornerback Aqib Talib, who is expected to play his first game since being obtained from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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