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Only four quarterbacks _ Manning, Tom Brady, Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub _ won more games than the two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up this season. Only two others, Wilson and Aaron Rodgers, matched Luck’s win total. Luck has beaten three playoff teams (Minnesota, Green Bay and Houston) and like Joe Flacco, Mark Sanchez and T.J. Yates over the last several years, will try to prove Sunday that rookie quarterbacks can win on the road in the playoffs.

“My advice would be go about your business as you always would on a normal week. It’s obviously gotten you to the point that you’re in the playoffs and playing to get to another week,” Flacco told a group of Indy reporters during a conference call Wednesday. “If it got you that far, then you’re obviously doing something right, so you should try to continue that. You shouldn’t try anything crazy just because it’s playoff time.”

Instead, Luck would rather show the football world he’s grown up in his first NFL season and emerged as the steady leader of the league’s biggest surprise team.

“He’s playing right now like he’s been in the league three or four years. This won’t faze him one bit,” Pagano said. “He gets his blinders on, he gets locked in and he’s as focused as anybody in preparation and at practice.”

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