INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is active and expected to start Sunday night against New England.

Luck missed the previous two games - the first two of his career - with an injured right shoulder.

It appeared all week that Luck would play. During the previous two weeks, he was listed as a limited participant at practice. This week, Luck made more throws and twice was listed as a full participant. On Sunday, about three hours before kickoff, Luck was seen throwing with even more zip.

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But the bigger question is whether he will be healthy enough to snap Indy's six-game losing streak against the Patriots in the first meeting since the ''Deflategate'' controversy erupted after New England won January's AFC championship game.

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