Indianapolis rallied behind the arm of Andrew Luck to surprise Seattle, 34-28, and improve to 4-1. Are the Colts the second best team in the AFC behind Denver? That case could definitely be made, given the inconsistency of Andy Dalton in Cincinnati, the offensive struggles in New England, and the Andy Reid/Alex Smith union in KC, which is 5-0, but doesn’t strike fear into anyone the way Andrew Luck does.
Luck threw for 229 yards and two scores to Ty Hilton (141 yards), and the defense throttled Russell Wilson and the Seahawks in second half (zero touchdowns allowed). Trent Richardson, who came to the Colts in a trade from Cleveland, carried 18 times for 56 yards.
The Colts have now beaten the class of the NFC, San Francisco and Seattle, and here comes the spotlight: Next week, a nationally-televised night game on Monday night in San Diego; then, October 20th, the Colts host the Broncos and Peyton Manning on Sunday Night Football.
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