Over the course of the morning, I've made my way around the muck that is considered journalism these days. I don't expect every word out of every journalist's mouth to be positive about the Colts, but I would think there would be some objectivity. I have read more about Houston's crushing defeat than about Indy's amazing comeback. There are more "could be 0-4" rants than "could be 3-1" blurbs. I'm trying to maintain objectivity rather than blatant homerism and I'm still coming up with more positive vibes from this start than the naysayers.
In the Minnesota game our run defense got gouged, but kept the bend-don't-break characteristic that allowed us to come back and win it. They held strong and forced the Vikings into FGs rather than TDs. So there shouldn't be "luck" associated with that comback win. As long as Peyton is under center, you cannot be content with FGs.
The Jacksonville game was rough, but we were still able to hang with them and Peyton was able to lead them to the TD in the final minute. We again got gouged on the ground, but we were still in a position to win.
We capitalize on Houston's mistakes and yet we're still the lucky ones? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isnt that what good teams are supposed to do. Good defenses come up with big plays and turnovers when they need to, good offenses convert an opponent's TOs into points. Rosenfell's boneheaded mistake was not sliding when he had the chance. Perhaps that was a "gift", but the sack, strip, and recovery on the ensuing possession was more a matter of good defense rather than "luck." That was the Colts defense we are accustomed to. The offense then had great field position, plenty of timeouts and needing a FG to tie. Was there any doubt this team wouldn't get the TD?
I guess what I'm trying to say is that it irks me that we have been written off as the "should/could be 0-4 Colts" and I'm going to hate it when these same idiots start praising us at the end of the season when we have once again established ourselves as one of the elite teams in the NFL.