“(St. Louis) did a great job up front. I know our guys fought their butts off all the way to the end. I’m sure we had our snafus here and there. I had my lion’s share of mistakes,” Luck said.
“Some of those sacks are my fault. Those errors are my fault as well. Very good front four. Good football team and they beat us. Not much else to really say about it. They beat us fair and square in every which way they probably could.”
Midway through the fourth quarter, he was replaced by backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. That’s a situation that Luck isn’t used to.
“I did want to stay in the game. I think any competitor is going to want to stay in the game. You understand (that) at the end of the day, Coach Pagano is making decisions and he’s thinking on a much more macro scope of things. (I) understand his decisions are final. (But) it stinks not to be in there at the end of the game. But it’s his decision. Move on and start preparing for (Thursday night’s game at) Tennessee.”
Short week — Indianapolis will have practice today, Tuesday and Wednesday before heading south to face the Titans at LP Field.
“You want to get back out there and get that taste (of the Rams’ loss) out of your mouth. We’ll prepare. The short weeks are always interesting. I think I learned that last year,” Luck said.
“We need to get back on the field and right our wrongs. Absolve our sins, if you will.”
Injury list — Offensive guard Mike McGlynn left the St. Louis game with a thumb injury and did not return. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI. Safety Larry Asante left with a hamstring injury and also did not return. Asante will also undergo an MRI.
Safety Delano Howell (head), cornerback Josh Gordy (groin), cornerback Greg Toler (groin) and nose tackle Josh Chapman (knee) were pregame inactives along with rookie center Khaled Holmes, tight end Wesley Saunders, and outside linebacker Cam Johnson.