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Luck using loss to Patriots as motivation

INDIANAPOLIS -- The initial viewing was fast, kind of like a low-budget horror movie you speed through late at night.

But at some point, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will watch his own horror flick -- the AFC divisional playoff game -- "two, three, four more times."

"I just wanted to watch it just to start that process of getting over it," Luck said.

Luck, who cut his interceptions in half during the regular season, threw four picks in the loss to the Patriots to bring his two-game playoff total to seven.

"I don't think I'm quite over it yet," he said. "It's good motivation, too. Motivation and a learning tool. I know in my mind I got to be able to use that game as a learning tool and say how can I get better from that experience. I don't think I'm over yet."

It's not surprising that Luck is being hard on himself. You like for your franchise player to be one of the leaders of the pack when it comes to not settling. There would be reason to have concern if Luck was simply happy making it to the divisional round of the playoffs, reducing his turnovers and increasing his completion percentage from his rookie season.

Coach Chuck Pagano called Luck "his own worst critic. He's very hard on himself."

"But at the same time, he can move on," Pagano said. "He's not one to beat himself up. He does a great job of that. He's one of the best I've ever seen as far as having amnesia and putting things behind him."

Luck will take a little bit time off before getting back to work and spending time with the coaches in preparation for what should be an even-better third season for the Colts and their quarterback.

"Probably really start working out heavy when March comes around and get prepared for OTAs," he said. "As I realized last year, you get a little antsy sitting around and you end up working out earlier than you said you would."