By Gary Dzen/Boston.com Staff
When Peyton Manning and the Colts parted ways last season, the conensus was that it would take Indianapolis some time to get back to prominence. The decision to let Manning go and draft Andrew Luck (pictured) with the No. 1 pick was geared toward the future, but in his rookie season Luck has led the Colts to a 6-3 record. Sunday's game with the Patriots has suddenly become a showdown. Luck's success mirrors that of several other rookie quarterbacks over the last two seasons.